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How much does car window tinting cost?

Charlotte Phillips, 3 months ago

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Car window tinting

WhoCanFixMyCar discusses what’s involved in the process of car window tinting and how much it costs on average to get your windows tinted.

Car window tinting is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for car owners in recent years. Contrary to belief however, drivers are choosing to get their windows tinted for more than just the aesthetically pleasing appeal of them alone.

It’s important to remember however that there are laws surrounding vehicle window tinting, and you could receive a penalty if these are not adhered to.

How does car window tinting work?

Car window tinting involves the process of applying a thin laminate film onto a vehicle’s glass windscreen and windows, with the purpose of darkening the glass. A trained window tinting specialist will apply this film to the inside of the glass to help to prevent the film from peeling from exposure to the elements.

Why get your car windows tinted?

Aside from the aesthetic appeal of window tinting that many people like the look of, window tint is said to block at least 80% of the harmful UV rays emitted from the sun, depending on the type of film used. In doing this, heat in the cabin and dashboard can be reduced, which can help to avoid a warped, cracked or faded interior.

Window tinting can also help to reduce the glare from the sun shining on the road, which can often make visibility poor when driving in certain months of the year.

As well as this, many drivers choose to get their car windows tinted for safety reasons. It’s possible to install security window film to car windows which can help to protect against glass breakage during theft or collision, as well as shatterproof window film which can protect passengers from flying shards of glass in the event of a collision.

Are tinted windows illegal in the UK?

Tinted windows are legal in the UK, however there are regulations you must follow by law if you want to tint your car windows.

In the UK, tinted car windows must allow at least 75% of light through the front windscreen, while the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.

How much does it cost to tint car windows?

Prices for window tinting can vary significantly depending on the car you own as well as the area of glass you want to tint. The best way to get an accurate quote is by entering your details on our window tinting price comparison page, where you can compare quotes from specialists in your area for your car model.

Below you can find the average cost of car window tinting by manufacturer as per our records.

Average cost of car window tinting by manufacturer
Alfa Romeo£175.00

*This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar

Looking to get your car windows tinted? Here at WhoCanFixMyCar, we can help you find a trained specialist in your area for the best price.