Ukwill wrote:If the front windows are more than 30% tinted not only is it illegal, but your insurance company would have every right not pay out, should you have an accident. Other than that, all you need is for some copper to be having a particularly bad day to pull you over and issue you with either an MS60 or CU20 and you'll find your insurance renewal somewhat painful. Likewise for your number plate (although that wont cause your premiums to increase).
All windows are already 14% tinted with no tints at all so adding 30% takes you over the legal limit.
Not going to lie I tinted mine 3 years ago and liked how it looked, but some kind member pointed out not only had I invalidated my insurance but were I to be involved in a dangerous or fatal accident, wether it was my fault or not I could be prosecuted and imprisoned for dangerous driving because of my tints. You’re basically driving around with sunglasses on ALL the time. Would you drive around at night with sunglasses on? Of course you wouldn’t.
If you’ve been paid out before with tints then I’m assuming it wasn’t your fault and someone else incurred all costs, or if not then you’re very lucky as they inspect to find ways of getting out of paying, had they found the tints you’d be 100% fooked.
And just because a repair company re tints your windows it doesn’t mean it’s legal.
I’m not telling you you’re a twat as it’s obviously your choice, but If you speed a lot, be prepared to be caught at some point. The same applies here too. You are now aware of the risks and legality of your tints. But for you, your potential fine is on show 100% of the time (unlike DPF delete for example)
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