How dark can you tint car windows?

I’ve recently moved to California and the sun is killing me while driving. How dark can I legally tint my car windows?

Answer
California sun is no joke! In this case, tinting is a smart idea to protect your eyes and your car.
In general, the laws on tinting depend on the state. For California, the front windshield and side windows can have up to a 70% tint. There is no restriction on the rear and back-side windows. The catch is if the rear window is tinted, it has to have dual side mirrors to ensure you can see.
While you could attempt to tint your windows yourself, you may want to consider reaching out to a professional. Since there is a law on tinting, a professional can ensure your windows aren’t over-tinted.
As modifications can impact your car insurance, be sure to talk to your insurance company about your tinted windows. If you’d prefer to text someone and avoid a phone call, Jerry’s agents are the people to ask. Jerry’s friendly agents can answer your questions and provide advice on the best coverage options.
Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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