How Do I Calculate VLT?
First, you have to account for current VLT when installing aftermarket tint. If you were to put window film with a 35% VLT on your front windows, which by itself would be legal, your windows would still end up being illegally tinted at around 28% VLT (.80 x .35 = .28), which is under the 35% threshold. The darkest film you can use while staying legal is about 45% VLT. You can purchase a meter to measure the VLT of your tint, or ff you’re unsure of the legality of your tint, bring your car to us and we will measure your VLT for free!
Can You Get Fined In Other States?
The answer to this varies from state to state. Some states provide exemptions for visitors while others do not. States with no visitor exemptions may issue you a repair order and/or a fine if your window tint does not meet their regulations or the regulations for the state in which the vehicle is registered. In some cases, it is possible to contest a ticket or repair order and have it thrown out. Regardless, you are expected to follow the laws of the state in which your vehicle is registered in and check individual state laws for more information regarding their laws and exemptions before traveling.