Windshield Texas Tint Laws – Miracle Auto Glass Center

Windshield Texas Tint Laws

WHAT’S THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR TINTED WINDOWS IN TEXAS?

We have many laws to follow when behind the wheel of a vehicle, and one of those includes car tinting. If your tint is in violation, it can earn you a costly fine, but you will also have replace your window tint.

WHY ARE THERE WINDOW TINTING LAWS?

We all have many different reasons we want window tint on our vehicles like UV protection, or to be able to hide contents inside your vehicle to not be visible from thieves. Although it offers many benefits during the day time, it can be dangerous at night. People who have dark tinting may make it difficult for them to see at night.

TEXAS WINDOW TINT LAWS

Luckily in Texas, their tint laws are similar to many other states, but note not all state tint laws are the same. The tint is measured using a visible light transmission percentage. On all vehicles the top of the windshield must allow in natural light. On the front side window, it should let in 25% of light and the back side windows should also let in 25% of light. On your rear window you can tint it to any degree of darkness you want.

There are not restricted tint colors that you can use in the state of Texas. Some states have outlawed the use of red tint, but in Texas this is not the case.

Also on any vehicle there should be a sticker on the window that denotes it is legally tinted within the state requirements. This sticker will come in handy if you get pulled over.