With the help of a rear window tint you can get protection against dangerous UV rays and protect the interior of your car from fading. Keep on reading to learn more about window tinting, the costs and the laws and regulations you need to follow.

What is rear window tinting?

The rear window tinting process is the application of a thin film that offers protection by reducing the amount of sunlight that gets inside the vehicle. It can be done on all the windows of a car as well as on the windows of buildings, having multiple benefits.

The sun rays can cause a lot of damage to a car (both to the interior and the exterior), as well as to the passengers inside. This is where car window tinting films come into play, protecting the interior from heating up and getting damaged by the sun.

Rear window tinting laws

The amount of light that passes through a window is measured in VLT. The lower this number is, the darker the film will be. The tinting laws in the state of Chicago allow for these percentages to be tinted:

  • Front sides — 35%
  • Rear sides — 35%
  • Rear window — 35%
  • Windshield — 6”

These are the maximum amounts that you can get, but you don’t need to go that low if you don’t want your windows to be too dark. You can also get the protection benefits without the darkening of the windows by choosing ceramic tinting.

How much does it cost to tint rear windows?

The total price depends on factors like:

  • The brand of your car
  • The size of your car
  • The type of film that is used
  • The number of windows that are tinted
  • The VLT percentage

At Tinting Chicago the prices for rear window tinting range between $79 and $299, as follows:

Rear window tinting Chicago

If you have decided that you want to tint your rear window (or any other windows of your car), then our team of professionals is ready to assist you. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL and 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine, IL, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does rear window tinting last?

Standard films last for about 5 years, while high quality ones like ceramic can last for up to 10 years. The films used in our shops are from trusted brands like 3M and Rayno, and they have a lifetime warranty against peeling, bubbling or fading.

Which rear window protection film is the best?

Produced by the top industry brands. After trying multiple brands and materials in our shop, we came to the conclusion that the best films are made by 3M and Rayno. So these are the rear window tints you will get if you come to our shop.

Is it illegal to have rear windows tinted?

No, it’s not illegal, as long as you stick to the tinting laws in your state. For the state of Illinois, the rear windows can have a maximum of 35% VLT.


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