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Window Tints

The rules for tinted front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used. There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows.

Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.

Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985 The front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.

Penalties for having wrongly tinted windows. It’s illegal to fit or sell glass (or a vehicle already fitted with glass) that breaks the rules on tinted windows.

The police or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle examiners use light measuring equipment to measure window tint.

If your windscreen or front side windows are tinted too much you could get:
a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed a penalty notice or court summons.

Over the years, vehicle-related theft has soared up in the UK. In fact, reports by DVLA suggest that a vehicle was stolen every nine minutes in 2019 across the country. If these figures are worrying you, Millennium Vehicle Services is here to put your mind at ease.

We offer a variety of window tints for your car, and thus, put an end to your “window tints near me” queries. Window tinting is not just an aesthetic enhancement, but it has several preeminent functionalities as well.

Allow us to explain how.

    • Privacy and security

Window tints block the entry of light into a vehicle. Therefore, the interior of your is not visible to others, but not vice versa. It allows you to see incoming traffic and passers-by without hindering your visibility in any way. Window tints come in a wide range of shades that provides you with your desired level of privacy. As a result, it protects you, your car as well as your co-passengers against prying eyes.

    • Offers protection against accidents

Car accidents, unfortunately, are not uncommon. When a car window gets hit, it shatters into pieces. These broken pieces can cause scratches and grave injuries to passengers. A window tinting Stockport creates a thin layer of film around a window glass. So, in case of an impact, the shards of glass are held within this film. Therefore, we suggest you install tints on your car windows and add another layer of protection.

    • Blocks UV rays

Exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) rays is the leading cause of severe skin damage like skin leathering, pre-mature wrinkles, and even skin cancer. While many believe that glass blocks UV rays, however, that is not the case. Unbeknownst to many, one is exposed to UV rays – UVA rays to be more specific, even when the car windows are rolled up. Car window tinting Stockport can block up to 99.9% of UV rays. Even a slight tint can effectively block both UVA and UVB rays, providing a safeguard against their damages.

    • Increases fuel efficiency

Direct sunlight through windows eventually increases the temperature inside your car. As a result, you use its air conditioning more often, which drastically affects its fuel consumption. Different grades of window tints prevent the solar heat build-up inside a vehicle. Therefore, you can stop overusing the air conditioner and cut back on your fuel consumption, while you have a cool and comfortable driving experience.

Law in the UK mandates that front windscreen and windows of a vehicle must allow 70-75% of light through, depending on when the vehicle was first used. Additionally, there are no laws that regulate the tinting of rear windows and windscreen.

At, Millennium Vehicle Services, we offer Car window tinting Stockport of various grades that adhere to these laws.

So, why don’t you head over to us?

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