Can Back Windows Be Tinted Darker?

Back windows can be tinted however the VLT (visible light transmission) percentage for back window tint that is legal will depend on what state you’re in. To find out what percentage you can tint your back windows legally check our list below (we include back windows and rear windows).

Tint a Car has been providing tinting services in New Zealand for over 42 years and is New Zealand’s most trusted window tinting network. All our window films are high quality, are installed by highly trained installers and have a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not completely satisfied. We also offer a Lifetime Nationwide Warranty on most of our films. Here is information on back window tint legal VLT percentages for each state:

Back And Rear Window VLT Percentages

There are additional rules & regulations for each state so it’s best to talk to our local team about the tint you can use for your car, however, here are the VLT percentages for each state:



Back side

20% 20% 15% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%


20% 20% 15% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

Can Back Windows Be Tinted Darker?

Can back windows be tinted darker reducing the VLT percentages above? No, these percentages are what is legal in each state. Octane is our darkest legal tint – it’s our most popular tint and in addition to making your car look super cool, it also offers protection from heat, glare and harmful UV rays.

In all states except Victoria where the VLT is the same across all windows (except windshield where tints aren’t allowed), the back side window VLT is lower than the front side windows – so the back windows cannot be tinted darker than the other windows.

Get A Quote For Legal Back Window Tint

Use our Store Finder to find your nearest store to get a quote for a back window tint that is legal or call 13 TINT to find out more information on whether your back windows can be tinted darker.

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