Car window tinting in Canberra not only looks good, but it has several practical uses as well. It can reduce harmful UV light ingress, protecting both you and the car’s interior from sun damage. It can also help reduce energy costs by keeping the car cool. Tinting improves privacy and safety as well. The benefits are numerous.
In many parts of the world, however, including Australia, car window tinting is tightly regulated.
Thankfully, getting a window tint in Canberra is legal as long as your tint adheres to regulations. These regulations can differ by state or territory, so you should make sure that you check these out before modifying your car’s windows.
At Dapperauto, we are trained and authorised to apply a window tint expertly and in line with regulations.
Why Is Window Tinting Regulated?
When car windows are tinted very dark, it can make law enforcement more challenging. Police cannot make eye contact with drivers nor identify suspects in cars when the windows are too dark. They also cannot see if the occupants of a vehicle are carrying concealed weapons or if there are any other dangers inside the car.
Moreover, a window tint with a high degree of reflectivity can be dangerous to other drivers in that it could blind them.
Extremely dark window tints can also limit the visibility of the driver, which puts other road users at risk. This can be particularly dangerous at night.
What Are The Rules?
In the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the tinting regulations are pretty much in line with the bulk of the rest of the country’s tinting regulations.
Tinting is measured in visual light transmission (VLT). This can be measured using a tint meter, which some police carry in their vehicles to assess the legality of tinted windows if needed. These tint meters are generally accurate up to a 2% VLT variance.
In ACT, front windscreens may not be tinted except for the uppermost 10% of the window. Front side windows can be tinted up to 35% VLT, while the rear side windows and rear window can each be tinted up to 20% VLT.
Meanwhile, tint reflections must be limited to 10% to minimise glare. In New South Wales, however, no reflective tint is allowed whatsoever.
Poorly applied or ageing window tints are also considered illegal because they can become visual hazards. As such, no bubbling or peeling tints are allowed.
To get the best car window tint in Canberra, contact Dapperauto today. We will make it’s done perfectly and in line with all regulations.