Have you ever thought about having your vehicle windows tinted? As long as you are in compliance with Australian laws regarding automotive window tinting, you can enjoy many benefits of having darker windows. Keep in mind that you can’t have your windshield completely tinted. You may have a visor along the top that does not extend below the area that the windshield wipers pass over. The side and rear windows can be tinted to a Visual Light Transmission (VLT) of 35%. In NT and WA, the VLT can be 15% and 20%, respectively. This is the amount of visible light that can pass through the tinting. There are many benefits to having your windows tinted, including:

Reduced Glare

There are certain times of the day when it can be really difficult to drive because the sun is in a position that makes it shine directly into your eyes. When you have a tinted visor on the windscreen, your eyes will be shielded from that glare, enabling you to see more clearly.


You will notice that limousines usually have tinted windows. This is so the people inside have privacy. You can have this same level of privacy by tinting the side and rear windows of your vehicle. An added bonus is that if you have any valuables inside the vehicle, no one will be able to see them.

Protect the Upholstery

When the sun shines into your vehicle, it shines directly onto the upholstery. Over time, this can lead to fading and cracking. Automotive window tinting blocks a high percentage of the sun’s UV rays and protects the upholstery from these damages.

Skin Protection

UV rays can also damage your skin, and can even cause skin cancer if you are exposed to these rays for long periods of time. Because automotive tinting reduces UV rays, your skin will not have nearly as much exposure.

Glass Protection

The windows in your vehicle are made from several layers of glass for shatter protection. Having tinting put on is adding another layer of protection to keep you and your passengers safer in the event of an accident.

Lower Temperatures

You know how hot it can be to get inside a vehicle that has been sitting in the sun. It can feel like you are stepping into a blast furnace. Not only does tinting reduce the glare of the sun, it also reduces the heat. You won’t have to use the air conditioner nearly as much, which means that you will be saving petrol.

For more information, contact a specialist, such as Tint Centre.