I got pulled over on Wednesday for my tinted windows. The office gave me a compliance ticket, so I have to bring my car to legal limit and take it to the Arlington Heights police station. I'm taking my car to get the tint redone this Saturday. A few questions before I go though:
1. What is involved in this check up? Will an officer follow me out to my car to retest my tint, or will he just ask for an invoice from the tint shop showing I put legal tint on?
(This next question is going to sound really dumb, so I apologize in advance...)
2. I got 20% tint but the officer's meter read my tint at 15%. I'm guessing this is due to the factory tint that's already on the windows. In order to make my tint legal, what % should I ask for? I'm thinking 40%, right? But when the tint shop is removing the existing tint, will be remove the factory tint too? So, should I ask for 35%?
3. If I get 35% tint and the meter reads that it's actually darker due to the factory tint, will the officer let it slide if I show him my invoice showing that I had asked for 35% and explain the darker reading is from the factory tint?
I feel so stupid for asking these questions. Hopefully, someone else wanted to ask the same dumb questions, and I took one for the team.