7 Tips for car window tinting – Tips and Law in Australia

By | 2019-01-12

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

7 Tips for car window tinting


TIPS ON CHOOSING Car Window tinting
  1. Have a fair idea as to where the tints should be applied in the window sections of your car.
  2. Select high quality top tier tints for its durability or decide on normal car window tints, which are less expensive
  3. Choose safety window film, to get maximum protection against UV radiation.
  4. Be aware of the State laws on tinting limitations for car window tints.
  5. Get window tints installed by professionally qualified technicians for 100% perfection.
  6. Have a fair idea as to where the tints should be applied in the window sections of your car.
  7. Study all the details regarding the cleaning and maintenance of the newly installed window tints.

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.

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