At Accu Tint, we will make sure that the window tinting we provide is as dark as possible, while remaining in accordance with your specific preferences and your state’s unique laws. We work hard to ensure that your auto window tinting is within the legal parameters at all times, as the thought behind most tinting laws is that too dark of tinting or the tinting of front windows can cause safety concerns such as being able to see clearly to merge lanes at night. To help you understand the auto window tinting laws specific to Tennessee and Kentucky, we’ll break down what defines a legal window tint. If you don’t want to learn about window tinting laws, just know that when we are the ones to install your window tint we’ll always have your back.
Legally, what is a window tint?
Window tints are typically measured by what is known as visible light transmission. Tintlaws.com describes the visible light transmission measurement as the “percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.” However, in some states, the measurement is done just with the film and not with the film and glass combined.
Laws can and will specify different percentages for different windows. Front windows have very stringent laws that are meant to keep people from tinting auto windows to the point where the tint is obstructing or reducing the driver’s view. Additionally, side front windows may have a different tint percentage allowed then side back windows depending on state. For Tennessee, the laws currently state that the front side, back side, and rear windows must allow at least 35 percent of light in. For Kentucky, the front sides must allow more than 35 percent of light in and the rear side and rear windows must allow more than 18 percent of light in.
We’re auto window tinting experts here at Accu Tint. We’ll make sure you get the best tint possible and follow all the very specific laws for your state. Contact us today for more information.