The current set of Michigan laws and tint percentage expectations were enacted in 2000. If you have an older vehicle, the rules still typically apply since most work in this area is an aftermarket modification.
All the information you need to know about what tints are usable for your vehicle is included in this brief guide, including some additional guidelines in the law that aren’t always mentioned.
Tint Darkness for Cars, Trucks, Vans, and SUVs
You’re permitted to install a non-reflective tint on the top four inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows:
You can apply any tint darkness to the front driver or passenger windows, but it can only be on the top four inches.
Back Side Windows:
The current rules allow any VLT rating to be used on these windows.
The rear window can have any tint darkness level installed.
If you want the automotive window tint to have reflective qualities, it must have a 35% rating or less for this feature.
When the rear window is obstructed, you must have side mirrors installed on your vehicle. Medical exemptions are allowed, but you’ll need to work with your doctor to have an order drafted that enables this service.
You cannot have any tinting on the front windshield or front-side windows beyond the four-inch top line.
These rules are subject to change at any time, so you’ll want to consult the current laws before installing automotive window tints in Troy or where you live.