What are the rules for tinting car windows in KSA?

Tinting windows basically mean having a light layer on the windows to protect the inside from sunlight. It is very important to know the rules for tinting car windows to avoid the heavy amount of fine in Saudi Arabia.

Fine for violating car tint rules

It is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle to comply with the car tint rules in Saudi Arabia. In case of a violation of any of the rules given below, a fine of SR 500 is imposed by the traffic police.

Moreover, the police officer might ask you to take off the tinted film from your car in front of you.

Fine for violating car tint rules

Rules for tinting car windows in Saudi Arabia

  1. The tint should be transparent that does not prevent or reflect the view of inside the car. 
  2. The car tinting windows should not carry any decorations, inscriptions, pictures that reduce the degree of transparency.
  3. Only a film approved by the Saudi authorities be used for tinting which should not be damaging to humans or the environment.
  4. The car tinting rules applicable in Saudi Arabia do not allow drivers to tint the;
    1. Windshield.
    2. Rear glass.
    3. Windows on the front seat (unless for medical reasons).
  5. Tinting the car windows is not allowed in the following vehicles;
    1. Public transport vehicles e.g. taxis and rented cars.
    2. All the cars with two doors.

rules for tinting car windows in saudi arabia

How much does it cost?

If you go to a local car decorator, he might do the car tinting for the whole car for just SR 50. However, there is always a risk that he might be using the type of film which is not approved by the Saudi authorities as many of them are not even aware of car tint rules.

In order to avoid this problem, I always prefer an authorized agent who uses 3M, Johnson, or Nano-Ceramic film for the tint. You can grab good deals from the Cobone.com website.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.