Can You Tint Your Windshield and Rear Window in Arizona?
The windshield and rear window are two of the spots where automotive tint can benefit Arizona drivers the most. Since the front and back of the car are where the sun is most likely to shine during your commute to and from work (especially on the 60 and on portions of the I-10 and the 202 that run East to West), it helps to have tint to shade these areas, keeping you and your car cool and comfortable.
The short answer is that drivers can definitely tint these surfaces, but in order to keep you legally compliant, you’ll need to install the right tint.
Questions about Front and Rear Automotive Tint Laws in Arizona
There are different laws for automotive tint installed on Arizona vehicles depending on which window you’re working with. We will explain this in further detail.
Can you tint your front windshield?
Yes, you can definitely tint your front windshield, but be aware of the regulations in Arizona.
If you consider a professional windshield tint for your vehicle, be certain that you have selected a non-reflective tint. All tint above the AS-1 line set by the manufacturer must be non-reflective to be in compliance.
It makes a lot of sense to tint your front windshield. It’s usually the biggest window of your car and lets in the most heat. Other advantages of tinting your windshield are protecting your dash, protection from the sun, reduces changes of skin cancer and also dramatically reduce temperatures in your car. Also, advances in film technology make it possible that an almost clear film reduces the heat better than many of the darker films, and at the same time improves day and night visibility.
Can you tint your rear window?
Yes, you can definitely tint your rear window, but once again, be aware of Arizona regulations.
The rules for the rear window and back portion of your vehicle are slightly more lax. Reflective tints are allowed, provided they are within the 5% to 35% range and meet requirements such as being absent of smudges and bubbles and being a color other than amber or red. Dual side mirrors are also required for vehicles with rear window tinting.
Keeping your automotive tint in compliance with Arizona state law is easy when you have it installed professionally. We’ve written an extensive article about these laws. For more information, visit our page that talks about Arizona window tint laws.
Can you tint your windows with a cracked windshield?
Yes, it’s still possible to install window tint if you have a cracked windshield – but it’s generally NOT a good idea.
Cracked windshields are a safety concern. How dangerous is a cracked windshield? It’s very dangerous to say the least. Replace the glass first. Once you’ve done that, you’re free to tint your windows.
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