Most Common Levels of Window Tint (Infographic)

Many car owners who are still deciding whether to have their cars tinted are often overwhelmed with all the factors to consider. Some consider the whole process to technical, when in fact, it is not that bad.

One of the most important things to decide upon is the level of car window tint you want for your vehicle. This will not only determine the appearance of your vehicle once the tint is applied, a lot of benefits will also depend on the percentage of your car tints. In order to fully realize tinting benefits, consumers must be knowledgeable about the different levels of tinting.

Most Common Levels of Window Tint

Understanding Tint Film Levels or Percentages

Film percentages stand for light transmission, or the amount of light that is allowed through the film. The lower the percentage, the darker the film. So a 100% car window would have no tint, completely free from car window tinting.  A 5% tint would be what we usually call limo tint, which can be the darkest in some regions, depending on what they offer.

Factors to Consider

In the United Kingdom, the percentage of tint on vehicles is very closely monitored because of all the potential damages offenders can get involved in. The law rules that front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used.

If the vehicle was first used on April 1, 1985, then the required percentage of the darkness of the tint should be at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through. For cars that are first used before April 1, 1985, the front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.

However, this does not apply to rear side windows and rear windscreen. There are no restrictions or maximum levels of car tinting that you can apply to these parts of the car.

Shades of Car Tints

Choosing the shade of your car tint should depend on your goal:

Cool Elegance

If you want to achieve elegance and sophistication, go for something that provides you with a sleek, yet neutral appearance and at the same time, great heat rejection. This way, you can still have a clear view from your windows day and night. This type of tint films provides 59% glare reduction and blocks 99% of Harmful UV (Ultraviolet) Rays.

Ultimate Style

Some car owners want to make their car tints as dark as possible. Without violating UK’s tinting law, go for the type that provides the greatest contrast which gives you stylish looks and maximum glare reduction. This type of film will reduce interior fading and help maintain the value of your vehicle. Provides 78% Glare reduction. Blocks 99% of Harmful UV (Ultraviolet) Rays.

Maximum Performance

Some types of tint film enable maximum performance for your vehicle while still making it look stylish and elegant. Providing you with the most comfortable driving experience with a combination of great looks, privacy and protection, the ‘limo tint’ reduces interior fading and protects your skin & eyes. It also provides 95% glare reduction while blocking 99% of harmful UV (Ultraviolet) Rays.