Light vs Privacy Tint:
Windows on the rear half of a vehicle can come right from the factory in a couple different tint darkness levels and colors.
Not sure how to tell what you have? You likely have a “light” tint if you look at your vehicle and can very easily see into the vehicle from the outside. Whereas, if you either cannot see inside or if light is clearly being blocked, you likely have “privacy” tint. You may not even realize you have privacy tint without getting out and looking at your vehicle from the outside.
You will be asked to identify if you have light or privacy tint when you get a quote if it is possible for your vehicle.
Aftermarket Tint Consideration:
You may find a new window doesn’t match if you, or anyone who previously owned your vehicle, had aftermarket tint applied. Tint films come in a broad variety of light transference percentages and all have unique coloration. This means if you did have a dark aftermarket tint applied, it is unlikely to match a factory dark privacy tint in the window.
In this situation, your best bet is to reach out to the tinting company and see if they can obtain the same exact product still. If the same exact tint can be found, opt for the light tint edition of glass (if available) and have it aftermarket tinted again afterwards. Don’t gamble and hope factory privacy tint will match your aftermarket tint.
Here is a helpful page about Alberta Tinting Laws and Regulations.