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Michigan Tint Laws – 2024 Updated and Explained

Michigan Tint Laws – 2024 Updated and Explained

Are you looking to get your car windows tinted?

Michigan window tint laws can be confusing if you’re unsure what is considered legal VLT%.

This article will answer all of your questions on Michigan tint laws, including:

  1.   What is the legal window tint limit in Michigan?
  2.   What is the darkest legal tint in Michigan?
  3.   Which windows can be tinted?

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the most recent Michigan car tint laws so you can feel confident on the road.

Michigan Tint Laws 2024

Michigan car tint

Michigan tint darkness laws are based on the Visible Light Transmission (VLT) percentage of the window, or how much light comes through. The higher the VLT%, the more light can pass through the film. The lower the VLT%, the darker the tint.

Legal Tint For Sedans, SUVs, and Vans:

  • Windshield: Any darkness, non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line.
  • Front Side windows: Any darkness can be applied but only on the top 4 inches (AS-1 line).
  • Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
  • Rear Window: Any darkness can be used.

Learn more about Michigan Vehicle Code regarding tint from the Michigan State Police.

Michigan Window Tint Reflection Law

While Michigan doesn’t have a limit for tint darkness, there is a limit for solar reflections. The front side windows and back side windows for sedans, SUVs, and vans must not be more than 35% reflective. 

Michigan Tinted License Plate Cover Law

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Section 257.225 of the Michigan Vehicle Code states that your plate information cannot be obstructed in any way.

Michigan Headlight and Tail Light Tint Laws

Michigan headlight tint

Michigan tail light tint laws state that they cannot be darkened or obstructed. The same goes for your headlights. All lights must not be obstructed or altered.

Medical Exemptions For Window Tint

Michigan state law window tint exemption covers medical conditions that need window tinting for health concerns. A doctor’s note is required for this exemption to be considered. In the case of an exemption, the vehicle can have tinted windows for the safety of the individual per MCL 257.709(3)(e).

If you have one of these exemptions and cannot drive, you can have another driver operate the vehicle for you without penalty for the darkened windows.

The Best (and Legal) Tint Options

So, with all these regulations considered, which window tints should Michiganders get?

Take a look below at Rayno products for window tinting. Our tints are available in a wide range of shades, from light to dark, so that you can choose the perfect film for your needs.

Rayno Phantom Series 

Rayno Phantom Series is our superior nano-carbon ceramic film. It’s the best-performing tint we offer for window tinting in Michigan. Combining the benefits of both carbon and ceramic film, the phantom series will filter out infrared light, keeping the interior of the vehicle cooler.

Rayno MonoCarbon

Rayno MonoCarbon is an affordable carbon tint that you can’t pass up. Our nano carbon technology prevents the tint from fading over time. It is engineered to ensure that your windows stay dark and keep the interior cool. Skip the cheap dyed $99 tint specials and invest in a carbon tint that will last the lifetime of your car.

Rayno Platinum AIR 7090

Rayno Platinum AIR 7090 is specifically designed for the front windshield. The shrinking ability of the film adheres to curved windows and can block out 99% of harmful UV rays in the vehicle. In addition, this windshield tint is lighter in color so that it will not obstruct your view while driving.

The Best Shop for Legal Window Tints in Michigan

Our Rayno tint shops are happy to help you find the perfect window film for your needs while staying within the law. 

Visit one of our locations in Michigan to take a closer look at what we offer!