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Last updated on May 16th, 2022

Car window tinting prices

Tinting your car windows is great for adding privacy, as well as reducing the UV rays that enter the car, keeping it cooler in hot summer months. In this guide, we look at the average car window tinting cost in the UK.

Cost of car window tinting

ServiceCost - lowCost - highAverage cost
Car window tinting for the full vehicle£200£500£350

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

The average car window tinting prices will depend on the make and model of your car, the type of tint you choose, and the number of windows being tinted. As well as those details, the labour costs are a big factor in the total price you’ll pay for car window tinting.

As a guide, the car window tinting prices will be in the region of £200 to £500 for all your car windows. It’s worth factoring in electric window tint cost too, this could be higher, so make sure to get an overall window tinting quote.

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Benefits of car window tintingaverage cost of window tinting for cars

There are a number of great benefits of tinting your car windows, including:

  • Greater privacy for the car interior
  • Increased protection from UV rays – protecting passengers from skin damage and reducing the fading of car interiors
  • Reduced glare from the sun
  • Many tints offer a layer of glass shatter protection
  • Your car stays cooler in hot, sunny weather

Rules for tinting car windows

In the UK there are certain laws that affect the level of tinting you can apply to car windows. If your car was first used after 1st April 1985, you’ll need to adhere to certain laws:

  • 75% of light must pass through your car’s front windscreen
  • 70% of light must pass through  your car’s front side windows
  • No rules apply for tinting your car’s rear windscreen or rear side windows

The level of tint may also affect the average cost of window tinting for cars, so it’s worth speaking to your local car window tinting experts to get quotes of accurate prices in your area.

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How long do tinted windows last?

For professionally tinted car windows, you can expect the tint to last around 10 years, depending on the type and quality of tint used.

What’s the darkest legal tint you can have on a car?

This depends on the age of your car, but generally, 75% of light must be able to come through the windscreen, 70% for front side windows, and 50% for rear windows (although there are no rules for the rear windows or rear windscreen).

Does tint make it hard to see at night?

Car window tinting by definition will reduce the amount of light passing through the glass, which will make it harder to see in low light conditions – hence the restrictions on the front windscreen and front windows. Always speak to your local car window tinting specialists for their professional advice.

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