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Are you up-to-date with vehicle tint laws?

Are you up-to-date with vehicle tinting laws?

Friday 17 January 2014: 

We’re often asked, “What’s the darkest legal tint I can get for my car?” - the easy answer is Octane the ‘Darkest Legal Window Tint’ by Tint a Car.  

However, there’s more to it than that. Did you know that each state in Australia has different laws for vehicle tinting? And that if your car has been found to have illegal tint you’ll receive a vehicle defect notice and associated costs to have your tint removed.

Illegal tint will also prevent you from registering your vehicle, however the biggest concern for an owner of an illegally tinted vehicle which doesn’t meet the requirements of the state the vehicle is registered in, is that your vehicle insurance will be null and void which could result in fines or criminal charges if you’re involved in an incident and your illegally tinted windows are deemed as a contributing factor. So take note of the relevant state laws below which apply to you.

The Laws:

Each state in Australia requires a minimum visual light transmission or VLT limit of 35% (Excluding the front windscreen, which can only have a visor strip on the top of the windscreen). This means 35% of the visible light passes through the tinted glass and the rest is blocked. 

The only exceptions are NT, which allows a minimum VLT of 15% for windows behind the driver and WA, which allows 20% VLT on all windows behind the driver. Please note trucks, commercials vehicles and buses have different tinting laws in most states and territories.

If you have any questions regarding your tint please contact you’re nearest Tint a Car store.

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