My next car will have tinting done! I'm tired of feeling like a fish in a fishbowl and the glare from the sun gives me headaches. Not to mention it seems like every car I see has tint these days, even new vehicles which appear really dark lately.
Here's what my state allows:
Tint darkness for sedans:
- Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 5 inches of the windshield.
- Front Side windows: Must allow more than 50% of light in. (?????)
- Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
- Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.
I'm personally not a fan of different tints on different windows. For me, it doesn't look real appealing. I prefer the same tint on all windows. Looks classier ....but that's just my opinion.
I'm confused about bullet point option #2. "Must allow more than 50% of light in". Ok, so what does that mean in terms of tint talk at the tint shop? I am reading things like stay at 35% and some say that's too light. Others say they do 20%. My goal is classier look but more important, blocking harmful UV rays and less headaches. I drive for a living in my job so that's why. Looking shady, or ghetto isn't my thing. I think the real dark windows make you appear like a thug trying to hide something. It actually annoys me being too dark where I can't see someone. lol
Since I want all my windows to look the same (besides the front, of course) what would I tell the tint shop to install which is still legal?
I hardly think Ohio law, especially where I live, pulls people over. I probably see dozens of cars every single day where the windows are so dark there is absolutely no way it's legal. I guess it depends where you live. Here, I don't think I have to worry regardless what I get.
My future Ford Fusion will be white so I think the tint will look very classy if done right.