In January, all inspection stations will have meters and the meters will test each window to make sure the tint isn't too dark. If it is, your car is likely to fail inspection. You'll have to remove the tint and come back again.

In less than two weeks, window tint checks will become part of getting your New York State vehicle inspection.

State law says car windows have to allow 70-percent light in. So what happens if the windows are too dark?

In January, all inspection stations will have meters and the meters will test each window to make sure the tint isn't too dark. If it is, your car is likely to fail inspection. You'll have to remove the tint and come back again.

This change will make sure every car meets the standard.

"As long as you're obeying the law and you roll your window down so the officer can see, it shouldn't be a problem," says Rochester resident Michael Mitchell.

Mitchell says there are a number of benefits to having tinted windows. He says, for starters, it keeps your car much cooler in the summer. But the next time Mitchell takes his car in for inspection, it may not pass.

News10NBC: "What happens if they say it doesn't meet the requirements?"

Mitchell: "I'll probably obey the law or I probably won't drive it back from Ohio."

Brad McAreavy is the president of the Rochester Automobile Dealers Association. He says the state is shifting the responsibility of enforcing the laws from police to inspection stations. McAreavy says while inspection stations and dealers will have to have this new equipment, there's no compensation from the state.