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Every state in the United States has separate laws legislating window tinting. This is done in the interest of public safety. A professional window tinting company should be familiar with the laws in your area and should advise you accordingly when you are considering types of vehicle tint.
Your tinting company should also be able to provide you with a certificate of compliance in case you get pulled over. If you are not within compliance, fines for overly tinted windows can run anywhere from $50 to $500.
Some states allow tinting on every window on the vehicle, provided you have side mirrors, while others outlaw tinting the windshield and two front windows. In Florida, tinting is permitted on all windows, with only a strip along the top allowed on the windshield.
The darkness of the tint is also legislated, and is measured by visible light transmission (VLT%). The VLT is defined as the percentage of visible light that comes through the tint. Window tinting laws in Florida state that the tinting film for the front car windows must have:
The rear windows are permitted to have slightly darker tint.
Once your tinting company has explained the legally allotted types of tint, you will be able to choose from a variety of shades allowed.
For recreational vehicles (RVs), boats and cars with sensitive navigational equipment, a non-metallic film should be used, as metallic films can cause interference.
Most people would agree that window tinting is best left to professionals. You may come across some “do-it-yourself” window tint or instructions online, but it is a risky undertaking that can completely ruin the look of your car if not done correctly.
Professional tinting not only looks better, but will last longer and is guaranteed. A professional will also make sure the tint job adheres to the window tinting laws in Florida and should provide a warranty so that it can be fixed if anything goes wrong.
For information on window tinting laws in Florida, or for a quote on vehicle window tinting or LLumar paint protection films, call Beverly Hills Window Tinting at (239) 592-5536 in Naples or (239) 489-3838 in Fort Myers. Take advantage of a $20 coupon for any full-car tinting service when you subscribe to Beverly Hills’ eNewsletter.
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