Tinting Laws?!

September 20th, 2013

Did you know there are laws created for tinting your automotive windows? Do you know your state’s tinting law? Each state creates their own tinting laws regarding how much light must pass through the windows of every car. Colorado, for example, is an either/or state when it comes to car window tinting. You can choose to either tint your windows behind the driver’s seat as dark as you want, as long as the front driver and passenger windows have NO tint applied to them or you can tint all the windows, not including the windshield, to a maximum of 27 percent. As a company, it is our responsibility to tell the customer what the tinting laws are for our state and even other states, if need be. Since Colorado can be filled with transient people, we have had customers come to us and tint their windows with film that will comply with two different state laws.

A statement that we commonly hear is, “how likely am I to be pulled over for having window film darker than the legal limit?” We can not say that it is or isn’t likely to happen because it can or can not happen. In Colorado, we have heard that it is possible to receive tickets from 80 dollars to 300 dollars. There could be fines for both the customer and business involved. However, if the tint adhered to the car is illegal, All American Window Tinting, Inc. can remove the film from the windows in order for your car to be in compliance with the law. There are also a few reasons to stay within the legal limit of tinting that extend beyond legal consequences.

There are times when customers choose a darker film than legal and have had problems seeing through their windows at night. This does become a safety concern to the driver, those in the car and those outside of the car. There is also the possibility that manufacturer’s warranty may not apply to illegally tinted windows. We often hear from customers that the legal percentage of window film is not dark enough or does not reject a lot of heat and this concern has been brought before manufacturers as well. It is because of this concern that manufacturers are creating films that are light in tint shade and reject more heat than darker films. These high performance films are making the way for cutting edge technologies that we hope to see in the window film industry.

If you have any questions about Colorado automotive window tinting laws, please feel free to contact us (303)936-1362 or come in see our samples! At All American Window Tinting, our staff is equipped with years of knowledge and expert training to ensure that all your window needs and concerns are met. We stand behind our work and promise to deliver only the highest of quality products with a professional installation that is sure to stand the test of time.