Concerned About Window Tint Laws, But Want to Tint Your Car Windows?

June 29th, 2011 by

Windshield Tint in Colorado – Window Tint Laws Explained

Do you hate getting into your car after it’s been sitting in the hot summer sun feeling like you’re sitting in a sauna? While the Denver, Colorado area, summer temperatures generally stay in the 70s to 90s, with around 300 sunny days a year. That’s more than Miami or San Diego, and that sun is going to be beating down on your car, heating the interior.  Let Fisher Auto in Boulder keep you cool this summer by tinting your windows.

Is it Legal to Tint Vehicle Windows In Colorado?

Yes! It is legal to tint your windows if you live in Colorado, as long as you follow the guidelines of the Colorado Tint Law. The darkness of the tint is measured by the percentage of light that is allowed through the tint (Visible Light Transmission percentage).
Here are the allowable percentages that are allowed on your vehicle:
WINDSHIELD: Must allow in at least 70 percent of light
FRONT SIDE, BACK SIDE, & REAR WINDOW:  Must allow in more than 27 percent of light

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Different Window Tinting Gradients

Some window tint can contain a metallic element that makes it reflective in appearance.  This is NOT ALLOWED on the front side or back side windows.  It is also not allowed to have red amber colored tint on any of the windows. Dual side mirrors are required to be on your vehicle if you have your back window tinted. Although it is not required, Colorado state law recommends having stickers on your vehicle to identify it as having legal tinting.

What are the Benefits of Tinting My Windows?

Keep the heat out – Tinting your windows can make the interior of your car 60 percent cooler after it’s been sitting out in the bright Colorado summer sun.
Keep UV rays out – UV rays can get to you through untinted windows and still damage your skin. Tinting your windows can keep up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays out.
Privacy – Keep the valuables you keep in your car out of sight from potential burglars.
Protect Upholstery – The sun’s rays not only heat your leather seats but it leads to leather cracking and fading of upholstery.
Glass Protection in an Accident – The tint that’s applied to the window can keep the glass from shattering in the event of an accident, keeping you protected from flying glass shards.
Cosmetic Appearance – Tinting your windows gives your vehicle a sleek, sophisticated look.
Safer Driving for Day or Night – One of the most important aspects of safe driving is clear visibility. Tinting your windows can help prevent glare from the sun, snow, and headlights.

Fisher Auto Keeps You Cool While Driving Throughout Colorado

Get your vehicle’s windows tinted at Fisher Auto and keep your vehicle cool this summer.  Whether you’re driving through the mountains or on the highway, you can reduce the heat and glare of the sun and protect both you and your car’s interior.  Call or come in to Fisher Auto to perfect the look of your car.  We proudly serve the greater Denver areas in and surrounding Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, and Louisville.

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