CHOOSING THE RIGHT AUTOMOTIVE TINT
The percent of visible light through your car windows is called VLT: Visible Light Transmission. The percentage of light allowed through your film and glass in Minnesota is very specific and different for sedan cars and SUV cars or vans.
Frequently Asked Automotive Tinting Questions
What is VLT %? (Visible Light Transmission)?
Visible Light Transmission or VLT is the amount, in percentage, of light that passes through the tinted film.
What is the Legal Limit for Window Tint in Minnesota?
On any four-door sedan or two-door coupe, the darkest film that can be applied is 50% Visible Light Transmission on all door glass and rear windows. On any truck, SUV, or van, you can go as dark as you want in the rear, as long as the front driver and passenger side windows are no darker than 50% VLT.
Benefits of Window Tinting
Interior cooling. A bright, sunny day could mean extra heat from the constant sunlight. Reduce your vehicle’s interior heat by up to 60 percent with professionally tinted windows.
Increased privacy. Tinted windows can better hide your loved ones and belongings from passersby.
Fading prevention. UV rays take a toll on your vehicle’s interior and upholstery, resulting in cracks or fading.
Safer driving. No matter the time of year, those in the upper Midwest will experience extreme brightness and glare when driving, whether it’s from the high summer sun or the bright winter snow on the ground.
Driver and passenger protection. Yes, harmful UV rays come through traditional car windows, increasing the chances of skin damage for occupants. Tinting vehicle windows can eliminate up to 99 percent of these harmful rays.