Whats is car window tinting ? To lessen the effect of sun’s harmful UV rays and intense heat, vehicle windows are covered with a slim transparent film. This method of protecting the windows is known as window tinting. The tinted film’s thickness ranges between 0.001 to 0.004 inches
Benefit of car window tinting
- Reduced load on the air conditioning system,due to less amount of heat rays entering through the tinted windows
- Reduced glare from the sun’s rays during the daytime.
- Tinted windows allow you more privacy inside your vehicle space, as compared to non-tinted vehicles.
- Tinted windows amplify the visual appeal of your vehicle.
- The unbearable heat of the sun is deflected and the vehicle is cooler during the daytime.
What is the darkest legal tint in Australia?
- VicRoads states that all motor vehicles manufactured after July 1971 are required to comply with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 8/00 – Safety Glazing Material. This rule states that:
- Windscreens must allow minimum 75 percent of noticeable light in the main focal vision area of the vehicle, which excludes the top-most area of the windscreen (according to law ADR 8/00)
- Apart from the main windscreen, rest of the windows must allow minimum 35 percent of noticeable light inside the vehicle
- Tinted window glasses are allowed to generate a reflectance value of less than 10 percent only.This is common law for all untreated glass.
- Tinting is prohibited in the main vision area of the vehicle that is the front part of the windscreen.