We often get asked about windscreen tinting and whether this is something we can do. In Victoria, for example, windscreens are required to have a minimum VLT (visible light transmittance) of 70%.
A tinted front windshield is only allowed if the tinting is applied to a vehicle during the manufacturing process. Therefore aftermarket car windscreen tint film is not permitted, except for the top section of a windscreen.
For almost 50 years Tint a Car has been supplying Australians with all their tinting needs. In addition to car window tinting, we also offer home and commercial window tinting too, as well as state-of-the-art Paint Protection, Paint Protection Film, Car Wraps and car care products. We have ‘No Interest Ever’ finance options available, are members of the Window Film Association of Australia and our films (exclusive to us) are sourced from the largest supplier of window film in the world.
Learn More About Car Windscreen Tint
As mentioned above, the only car windscreen tint you can have legally is a tinted band at the top of the windscreen. This tinted front windshield band has to be less than 70% VLT and above the wiper arc area or the top 10% of the windscreen (whichever is greater). The tinted band must not cover any sensors or cameras mounted inside.
There are some exceptions for tinted front windshields for commercial vehicles (depending on the state you live in), which may mean your vehicle can legally have a car windscreen tint applied. We recommend speaking with your local Tint a Car team for more information about windscreen tinting. We’re happy to walk you through the laws that may apply to the state you live in.
And whilst car windscreen tint is not permitted there are many benefits to having your side and rear windows tinted. We have a range of films that offer the following benefits (depending on the one you choose):
- Blocking heat and glare from entering your car windows
- Protecting you, your passengers and your car’s interior from damage caused by harmful UV rays
- A safer vehicle with films that hold shattered glass together if broken – minimising injury and also helping to prevent smash and grabs
- More durability
Find Out More About Car Windscreen Tinting
Call 13 TINT or get in touch with your local store to find out more about getting a tinted front windshield and improving the safety and comfort of your car with our side and rear car window tinting services.