What Are The Different Windshield Tint Levels For A Windshield?

Tinted car windows are extremely beneficial, both for saving energy, safety and privacy reasons. Other than extending the condition and life of your interior, they also help accentuate the exterior appearance of your car and help block out heat and ultraviolet rays that can be harmful to our health.

  • 90- 70% tint level: This tint level is often the typical tint that most people choose and most states allow. It allows 90-70% of the light into the car. This type of tint is often required in states such as Colorado, District of Columbia and Iowa just to name a few.
  • 50% tint level: This type of tint, as the name suggests, blocks off 50% of thermal rays from entering through the windshield. It is often considered a good option since it rejects both heat and UV rays quite effectively.
  • 35% tint level: This tint level is allowed in states such as Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas and Maryland.
  • 20% tint level: Cars that have factory tints are said to have a 20% tint level. According to autooneinc.com, the factory tint often ranges between 15- 25%.
  • 5% tint level: This type of tint level only allows 5% of light to pass through the windows. Also referred to as the Limo tint, the tint is known to be really dark. Notably, it is only permissible in a few states.

Do your research on car tint first before getting one, the law varies from state to state.

There are different levels of tint available. Each tint varies in terms of its ability to reject heat from entering the car’s interior. In other words, its ability is dictated by the heat rejection percentage that it has.

Some cars may already have a level of tint applied to their windshields during the manufacturing process. This is what most people call “factory tint”, and is especially true when it comes to the newer cars and models.  Factory tint will definitely determine the level of tint you choose for your windshield.

States have different requirements in terms of the number of inches tint is allowed to cover a windshield.  Some, such as Arkansas, only allow five inches of tint to cover the windshield. Other states, such as Idaho, allow six inches of tint to cover the windshield from the top.

What Level Of Windshield Tint Is Legal In Arizona?

The state of Arizona does allow car owners to tint their windshields. However, their laws state the level of tint you should have. The state of Arizona only allows a tint level of 35% or less on the windshield of a car. The tint should also be non-reflective.