Window tinting offers many benefits to your vehicle, keeping it cooler and blocking harmful UV rays from damaging your skin. Tinting film comes in different darknesses, and choosing the right level is key to keeping you and your car happy. However, going with an incredibly dark tint may not be the best thing to do. Here are a few reasons you should avoid going with the darkest tinting option.


  • Legality. In some jurisdictions, the degree to which you can tint your windows is regulated. Darker tints, while more efficient at blocking UV rays, are not legal everywhere. In general, if your window tinting is so dark that you can’t see the inside of your car through the windows, it’s too dark.
  • Attention Grabbing. For better or worse, darker tints grab people’s attention. While you will get some compliments, you’ll also likely encounter people who are convinced you’re up to no good. Dark windows often signify that the person is hiding something in their car. This can lead people to make incorrect assumptions about you and your personality.
  • Raise Insurance Rates. Darker tinting film can lead to an increase in your insurance rates. Some insurance companies may see the darker film as something that impedes your vision, making it more likely that you’ll be involved in an accident. Even if you can see perfectly well, your insurance company may debate the fact with you.
  • Hinders Rescue Personnel. In the event that you’re in an accident, rescue personnel may find it difficult to accurately identify the number of people in your car, or how severe your injuries may be.

At Accu Tint, we’ll work with you to find the right shade of tinting for your car. Whether you’re looking to install light tinting film to minimize glare, or you’re looking for the best UV blocking, Accu Tint is here to help.