As a Texas resident, you know that having window tinting on your vehicle is a must! The benefits of window tinting include:

  • Enhance the beauty of your vehicle
  • An additional level of privacy
  • Reduction of harmful UV rays
  • Interior protection from fading, cracking and peeling
  • A more comfortable ride (especially during those hot summer months in Texas)
  • Decrease glare from the sun


With all these benefits, it is no reason why Texans search for professional window tinters. When looking for a window tint installer, it is not only important to look for experienced and high-quality providers, but also those who understand the rules and regulations when it comes to window tinting in Texas.


Windowing Tinting Laws in Texas

Since 2009, the Texas Department of Public Safety has enforced laws that govern the placement and darkness of tinting films on vehicles. State vehicle inspections require that your vehicle’s glass be inspected to ensure that it meets specific visible light transmission levels (VLT) in order to pass inspection. The VLT is the percentage of light allowed through your window tint film and it varies based on whether it’s a sedan, SUV, or van. Also, Texas has banned red, amber and blue tints.


For more information on window tinting in Texas from Texas Department of Public Safety, click here.

Violating Tinting Laws

Violating tinting laws in Texas could result in both drivers and film installers to face significant penalties. Some fines may be as high as $1,000. You can avoid any penalties and ensure safety by using a professional window tinting service like Speed Shield.

Stop by Speed Shield during business hours so that you can see our window tint experts in action.