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First-class window tinting in Glasgow

In Glasgow

Enhance your vehicle

With our window tint, you can enhance the look of your car greatly. We have a huge choice of automotive films, so you can choose the film that will suit your car perfectly. We've got everything to suit your individual taste. With our professional installation work and exceptional finish, you won't need to worry about the discolouring, bubbling, cracking or peeling of your window tint. Get in touch with our expert team for more information about our window tinting services.

Save money with our window tints

Our window tints can save you money by increasing the efficiency of your air conditioning system, whilst reflecting the sun’s rays, so as to keep your vehicle cool. They also prevent people viewing the car interiors from the outside, thus maintaining your privacy. Speak to us today for further details.

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Benefits of window tinting include:

  • Safely
  • Privacy
  • Eliminates harmful UV rays
  • Vehicle stays cool during summer
  • Better vehicle appearance

The law as regards window tinting

Vehicle & Operator Services Agency (DVSA) Statement

The UK Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986 Act details the legality of window tinting in the UK - and as amended specifies the minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front side windows.
For a legal window tint in the UK the specifications are:
 
Motor vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985:
The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%.
The front side windows (to either side of the driver's head) must allow at least 70% of the light to be transmitted through them.
If the glass is tinted to a point whereby it lets through less light, the vehicle is breaking UK window tinting law.

The law

The consequences of illegally tinted windows:
 
If you are driving with less than the legally required light transmitting through the windscreen and front side windows, the following could happen:
 
You could be stopped and fined - you are effectively handing the police a 'reason' to stop your vehicle - the car could be impounded if it is considered dangerous to drive and/or could be given a prohibition order until removed!
You will be required to remove the film (which will cost) and present your car to the police, confirming it has been returned to a legal status.
 
If you have an accident and it can be proven that the reduced vision caused by the illegal film was a contributing factor, you are likely to get part or full blame - even if it was not under normal circumstances your fault!
 
Even worse - your insurer - if they stand to be in a position where they are looking at full acceptance of liability (as you were at fault) - may determine that your insurance is invalidated! You will be looking at footing the costs on your own for your own vehicle and any other damage to third party vehicles or property.

For a free, no-obligation quote on our window tinting services

Call Pentagon Auto Tint in Glasgow

Address

44 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 9QJ