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It’s not a big surprise that people in Florida want to tint their cars, due to the heat and humidity. But what are the laws about tinting? Below are the rules that you should know about when you are looking to tint your car’s windows.

How dark can your window tint be in Florida?

The darkness on window tint’s measured by the VLT%. in the state of Florida, this refers to how much visible light that’s goes in through the glass and film. Below are the rules about the amount of VLT’s allowed on your vehicle windows in Florida, and it’s in categories of vans and SUVs and sedans.

Vans and SUVs Tint Darkness

§  Windshield: You can have non-reflective tint above your AS-1 line.

§  Front side window: Has to allow over 28% of the light into window.

§  Back side window: You can apply any darkness six inches from the window’s top.

§  Rear Windows: You can apply any darkness six inches from the window’s top Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.

Sedans Tint Darkness

§  Windshield: You can have non-reflective tint above your AS-1 line.

§  Front Side window: Has to allow over 28% of the light into window.

§  Back Side windows: Has to allow over 15% of the light into window.

§  Rear Window: Has to allow over 15% of the light into window.

What’s the reflective limit for window tint?

A lot like sunglass lenses, the tinting film often will contain some metallic elements. This helps with reflecting the incoming light as well as reducing the heat and glare that’s generated by the visible light. Below are the rules regarding tint reflection.

Sedan Tint Reflection

§  Front Side window: Can’t be over 25% reflective

§  Back Side window: Can’t be over 25% reflective

SUVs & Vans Tint Reflection

§  Front Side window: Can’t be over 25% reflective.

§  Back Side window: Can’t be over 25% reflective.

Other Florida tinting rules and regulations:

§  Side Mirrors: You must have dual mirrors on the side in case your rear window’s tinted.

§  Restricted Colors: There aren’t any specific colors of tints that are banned

§  No specific tint colors are banned.

§  Certificate Requirements: It’s not required that the films are certified by the manufacturers for them to be sold in Florida.

§  Medical Exemption: It’s allowed by Florida to have medical exemptions to get special tint. For additional details about the certain terms of this exemption, it’s good to consult the state law.

§  Sticker Requirements: It’s required to have a sticker that identifies legal tinting on your driver’s side doorjamb.

These are the things that you want to know about tinting in Florida. Follow them and you’ll find that you are having a much more comfortable drive when you’re in Florida. You also don’t have to worry about getting a ticket.