Can You Tint Your Entire Windscreen

Tinting has a great finished when done right, and it’s only natural for you to want a full tint that covers your entire vehicle. When it comes to tinting, there are some laws that are rigid in New Zealand. We break them down below.

Window tinting options in New Zealand

New Zealand has fairly specific window tinting laws that are rigid across the country. The laws for window tinting are currently:

  • 35% VLT on front side windows
  • 35% VLT back side windows
  • 35% VLT for rear windows on passenger vehicles
  • No tint on windshields

VLT refers to the percentage of light that goes through the window, with the remaining reflecting. This means the highest VLT you can get for, for example, your front side windows would be 65%. All tinting specialists must comply to these laws and can offer you tinting options with accordance to these rules.

It’s important to recognise that these laws are designed for the health and safety of drivers across the country.

Can you tint your entire windscreen?

In New Zealand you are not permitted to tint your windshield or windscreen. You can still tint passenger and driver side windows as well as rear windows.

Maintaining tinted windows

When you get your windows tinted it’s important to take care just as you would your car. After you’ve finished the tint, make sure to keep your windows up for 24 hours so you don’t crumple the tint. From there you can maintain the quality and sheen by using a microfibre cloth to clean of any dust. For stubborn dirt, only use soapy water or a mild cleaning solution to prevent damaging the tint.

Trust in our Instant Windscreens to handle your vehicle

Instant Windscreens does more than just window tinting. As glass and windscreen experts, we are here to help with repairs, replacements and advice on residential properties, commercial properties and all vehicles.

Glass repair

If your glass has a minor chip or crack it’s likely you won’t need to replace it, which is where repair services come in. Our mobile services and branch stores can quickly repair small cracks that may eventuate into larger cracks, before it’s too late.

Glass replacement

If the damage is significant, you will likely have to get your glass replaced. We can offer efficient replacement services for our customers across Australia, and our mobile services are available for urgent repair needs.

Window tinting

Window tinting is a great way to add privacy to your vehicle or to prevent excess heat and sunlight from overheating your interior. We offer window tinting for vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

Reach out to the team today

As leaders in windscreens and glass repairs, we aim to provide you with exceptional customer satisfaction every time. Instant Windscreens has over 35 years of experience, which means we’ve dealt with almost every job there is! If you’re looking for experience and quality, reach out to Instant Windscreens, our mobile services are available for urgent repairs.

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