WINDOW TINTING

OVERVIEW

You love your car for many reasons – from the driving experience and styling to the comfort and security you feel behind the wheel. And with LLumar automotive film, you can add another – a more confident ride that comes from knowing you and your family are protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays, heat and glare and that your auto film was installed by a professional.

Engineered to deliver a higher standard of performance, LLumar window tint is known for its quality, colour stability and durable scratch-resistant coating. It is also known for its non-metallized ceramic window tints that maximize heat and UV rejection without interfering with your keyless entry, radar detector, mobile phone, and other radio frequency technology you rely on in your vehicle.

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TINTED VEHICLE WINDOWS: THE LAW

The rules for tinted front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used. There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows.

Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later

The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.

Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985

The front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.

PENALTIES FOR HAVING WRONGLY TINTED WINDOWS

It’s illegal to fit or sell glass (or a vehicle already fitted with glass) that breaks the rules on tinted windows.

The police or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle examiners use light measuring equipment to measure window tint.

If your windscreen or front side windows are tinted too much you could get:

  • a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed
  • a penalty notice or court summons
Tinted windows are not part of the MOT test..