Darkest Legal Tint NSW

Darkest Legal Tint NSW

Just purchased a brand-new car and looking to have the car windows tinted professionally? Or do you already own a car and looking to replace your existing tints with better quality tints? Whichever it may be, there is more to consider when it comes to purchasing and having your tints installed, like understanding whether your tints are safe and compliant with the darkest legal tint NSW can permit.

Imagine spending your hard-earned money on a new set of window tints, only to realise that your tints are illegal, or even worse, find out from the police that it is illegal, along with a hefty fine. Either way, knowing the darkest legal tint NSW can allow is crucial information you need to know prior to your installation.

First of all, what is considered legal in NSW may be deemed illegal in another state. Each local jurisdiction have their own laws when it comes to what is acceptable. So, if this is not your residential state, we recommend referring to our other page for other states in Australia.

What Tints Are Legal In NSW?

First, we must address VLT. VLT stands for Visible Light Transmission and this is a unit/percentage used to categorise window tints. The higher the VLT percentage the lighter the film and vice versa. Also do consider that, different sections of the car will have different levels of “maximal accepted VLT’, depending on which state you are situated in.

Always do your own research with local tint laws as these can change, for a more reflective, always double check. Values below are for your reference.

VLT Tint

The legal requirement for the front side windows, is a reading of at least 35% VLT.

The legal requirement for the front side windows, is a reading of at least 20% VLT. Meaning the rear side car windows can be tinted at a darker shade than the front driver sides.

The legal requirement for the front side windows, is a reading of at least 20% VLT. Which is on par with the rear side windows.

The legal requirement for the front side windows, is not implied. However, it can only be applied on the top 10% strip/bar.

Other Legal Tint Law NSW Rules

Ceramic film tints

i) No reflective or mirror-like tinted film

ii) Tint must be in presentable condition that shows no evidence of bubbling, cracking, discoloured and an overall aged film as this can impede on driving ability

iii) Only the top 10% of the windshield can be tinted

Now, do not let these laws alarm you from having your windows tinted, as there are huge benefits when it comes to installing car window tinting solutions. It is just a matter of doing a little research to understand what is legal. If in doubt, your window tinting installer should have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to your options, preferences and what is safe. Besides there are so many different types of window tints today as technology continues to thrive. For example, the anti-fading property can now be found in Carbon and Ceramic-based window tints. Window tinting has come a long way and is looking to stay for a very long time.

Benefits Of Installing Premium Tints

Harmful UV and IR Reduction
Heat Regulation and Insulation
Privacy and Security
Anti-Glare Properties
Looks Stylish and Modern

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If you are looking to have your car windows serviced with the darkest legal tint NSW can allow, then give Schmicko a call. You can simply book our mobile tinting technician to your home. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with any concerns that you may have.

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