Before you get your car windows tinted, make sure you’re up to date on Colorado laws! Keep reading to learn more.
If you’re interested in window tinting, Colorado Springs is home to many auto shops that are well versed in the state’s rules on tinting. These rules vary from state to state, however, so if you plan on moving or travelling for extended periods of time in another area, you’ll want to research their specific laws on window tinting. Colorado Springs, as well as the rest of Colorado does allow tinting to the windshield, front, back and side mirrors. The rules are as follows:
– Front side windows: must allow over 27% of light in
– Back side windows: must allow over 27% of light in
– Rear windows: must allow over 27% of light in
– Windshield: non-reflective tint is legal on the top four inches
This percentage refers to the percentage of visible light allowed in through the film and window and is measured by Visible Light Transmission Percentage (VLT%).
There are also laws related to reflective tint. Reflective tint is allowed only on the front and back side windows and it cannot have a metallic or mirrored appearance. In related laws, you must have dual side mirrors if your back window is tinted, and red tint is not legal at all.
Why Should I Tint My Windows?
There are quite a few benefits to tinting your windows. The most obvious one is to keep the heat and light out of your car, which can be a huge relief during warm summer months when temperatures can reach into the high 90s. Tinted windows can keep your car about 60% cooler. Tinting also helps to prevent harmful UV rays from penetrating your car, keeping your skin safe even on the longest of road trips.
Tinting your windows is also great for the safety of both you and your vehicle. By protecting your car’s upholstery from the sun, your leather seats will hold up for much longer. Having tint applied to your windshield or windows can also help keep them together in the event of a wreck, protecting you from flying glass shards. In addition to keeping your valuables hidden from passerby, tinted windows can also offer clearer visibility for drivers by preventing glares from sun, snow, and bright headlights.
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