Window tint laws in North Carolina


This blog is intended to help simplify the laws in North Carolina regulating window tint on motor vehicles.
First, since windshields are ALL the same regardless of the type of vehicle we’ll cover it first. No windshields can be tinted below the AS1 line, or 5 inches down from the top edge to less than 32%.  Most windshields already have some type of tinting in that 5-inch area, and you can add additional tinting is desired.

Window tint laws



However, the tint cannot exceed 32% light transmission when tested with an approved device.
Light trucks, Vans, and SUVs are allowed to have windows tinted below 32%. Light transmission except for the windshield, drivers and front passenger windows.  Also as for window tint laws, 3 windows can’t be below 32%. Passenger cars are a little different because no windows are allowed to be tinted below 32%. If you ever have any questions about anything related to NC State Auto Inspections contact us.

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