How to Determine the Percentage of Window Tint on Your Car

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If you tinted your windows to make them darker and you did not test them to ensure that they pass state guidelines, you risk having a police officer do it for you somewhere down the road. When an officer does it, it generally results in a stiff fine. If you cannot purchase a tint meter, you can usually take your vehicle to a place that offers tinting services and ask to borrow theirs for a minute.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  • Tint meter

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  1. 1

    Roll down your window approximately six inches and locate a portion of the window that is clean and free from scratches.

  2. 2

    Place the meter onto the window using the foamed cutout in the meter.

  3. 3

    Press down on the meter until the LED comes on. Wait until the meter flashes a number. This is the percentage of light that makes it through the tint.

  4. 4

    Compare the number to your local and state regulations to ensure you comply with the law.

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