In the United States of America, every state has its own regulations for how dark window tints on vehicles can be. For example, most states in the U.S. allow front passenger windows on vehicles to be tinted, as long as the windows permit a minimum percentage of light transmittance into the vehicles (normally 35%), and generally there are no regulations for how dark tints can be on rear vehicle windows.
Obviously, you should be aware of the tint laws for your state before you apply window tint to the windows on your vehicle; however, things happen—so, if you do get pulled over, or you already were pulled over, for having too-dark window tints, then here is everything you should know about it and what you can do.
Your Initial Options When You Get a Fix-It Ticket
The options of what you can do when you get a fix-it ticket depend on a few things.
For example, did you have a professional install your window tints or did you do it yourself?
If a professional installed your window tints, then they should have told you if you picked out a tint shade that is too dark for regulations in your state. Also, most auto shops apply stickers to tinted windows that say the tints applied comply with the regulations of the state they were installed in.
Options 1: your first option is to pay the ticket yourself. If a shop installed too-dark window tints and you knew the tints were too dark, then your only option really is to pay the ticket and move on. If you installed too-dark tints to your windows yourself, then you should just pay the ticket.
Option 2: your second option is to fight the ticket. If you get a fix-it ticket and you don’t think you should have gotten one, then fight the ticket!
To Remove Too-Dark Tints or Not
After you get a fix-it ticket and you pay the ticket, you have a decision to make: do you remove the too-dark tint or do you risk getting another ticket in the future and leave the tint on your vehicle?
Option 1: Remove the Tint
Removing window tint from car windows can be difficult and expensive. If you decide to remove the too-dark tint on your windows so you can abide by the law, then Team Acme recommends hiring a professional to do it for you. Removing window tint can be messy, sticky, and it’s not difficult to damage car windows if the process isn’t done correctly.
Option 2: Leave the Tint
The second option you have is to leave the tint on your car windows. This is a risky decision, because you might get pulled over for having too-dark window tints again, but if you’re willing to take the risk, then of course it’s up to you.
Have Law-Abiding Window Tints Applied at Team Acme
If you live in the Las Vegas surrounding area and you are looking for a shop that can install window tints or remove too-dark ones, then stop in Team Acme’s shop today. Learn more about the products we use for window tinting and all about our window tinting process when you visit our website.
Reach out to Team Acme with any questions, comments, or concerns by calling us at 702-566-8326 or fill out our online contact form.