If you decide to tint your vehicle's windows, you must comply with certain technical requirements to avoid problems.
The rear side windows and rear window are not subject to these rules.
Windows that are too dark:
A police officer pulls your vehicle over and takes a photometric (light) reading of the front side windows. The windows let in less than 70% of light.
The fine varies as follows:
A police officer pulls your vehicle over and issues a notice for inspection of the front side windows of your vehicle, which requires you to go to a road vehicle inspection agent.
Failure to undergo an inspection makes you liable to a $438 to $865 fine.
A notice is issued requiring the owner or driver to make the necessary changes within 48 hours. After this time limit, the inspection agent is again required to verify whether the windows meet standards.
The vehicle will no longer be authorized for road use. If you continue to drive the vehicle, you risk:
Even if you do business with a specialized shop, you could be required to remove the tinted films and pay a fine if they do not comply with the law.
A vehicle's original windows are already tinted. You must take this into consideration when applying an additional film. Generally, the front side windows let in approximately 75% of light. Adding a film, even if it is transparent, reduces the light by about 5% (75 − 5 = 70%). In this case, no film or other substance to darken the window may be added.
When purchasing a used vehicle, pay special attention to tinted windows, since you will be responsible for ensuring that they meet standards.
Last update: May 27, 2022