Windshield Laws in Kansas

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement
Service Area

$125.02 - $465.01

Price range for all vehicles
Average rating from 11,934 customers who received a Brake Pads Replacement.

If you are a licensed driver, you already know there are many rules that you are required to follow when operating a vehicle on Kansas roads. However, motorists must also make sure that their vehicles are in compliance with the windshield requirements in the state as well. The following are the windshield laws in Kansas.

Windshield requirements

  • All vehicles driven on the roadways in Kansas must have a windshield.

  • All vehicles are required to have windshield wipers under the control of the driver that clear rain, snow, sleet, and other moisture from the windshield.

  • All windshields and windows in motor vehicles operated on the roadways must have safety glazing materials, which are those that are manufactured to lessen the potential for shattering or flying glass if struck or involved in an accident.

Obstructions

  • Posters, signs and other nontransparent materials are not permitted on the front windshield or any other windows that substantially impairs or obstructs the driver’s ability to see the roadway and intersecting roadways clearly.

  • Federal regulations do permit stickers that are required by law in the lower corners or sides of the windshield providing the do not extend more than 4.5 inches from the bottom of the windshield.

Window tint

The window tint laws in Kansas are as follows:

  • Non-reflective tint is permitted on the top portion of the windshield above the AS-1 line that is provided by the manufacturer.

  • All other windows can be tinted as long as over 35% of the available light pass through.

  • Mirrored and metallic tints that reflect are not permitted on any window.

  • It is illegal to use red tint on any windows and windshields.

Cracks and chips

Kansas law is not specific on the size of cracks or chips that are permitted. However, the statute states that:

  • It is illegal to drive a vehicle if the damage to the front windshield or windows presents a substantial obstruction to the driver’s view of the road and intersecting roads.

  • The ticketing officer can use his or her best judgement as to whether the cracks or chips in the windshield present an obstruction for the driver.

In addition, the federal regulations also include the following:

  • Cracks that do not intersect with another crack are permitted providing they do not obstruct the driver’s vision.

  • Chips that are less than ¾ of an inch in diameter and that are not closer than three inches to any other area of damage are permitted.

Violations

Failing to comply with the Kansas windshield laws can result in a minimum fine of $45 for the first offense. The second offense within two years will result in a fine that is 1.5 times that amount, and the third offense within two years will result in a fine that is double the original amount.

If your windshield needs to be inspected or your wipers are not working properly, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you get back on the road safely and quickly so you are driving within the laws.


Next Step

Schedule Brake Pad Replacement

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Brake Pad Replacement. Yourmechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7 days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 10k cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Brake Pad Replacement reviews

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Brake Pad Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11,934

Rating Summary
11,399
340
70
35
90
11,399
340
70
35
90

Robert

11 years of experience
62 reviews
Robert
11 years of experience
Infiniti FX35 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Springfield, Virginia
Early arrival....great work....Thank you so much for your services...will be using and recommend you for sure to family n friends!!!! God bless you
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Derwood, Maryland
Showed up on time (actually early!l Answered any questions I had. Completed service quicker than expected! Even helped with tire that had a slow leak.

Augustine

11 years of experience
37 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Hyundai Accent - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
I had an appointment to have brakes/rotors done. Augustine is a very nice guy. Personable and polite! He came 30 minutes early for the appointment, and asked me if he could come early before he came. Top quality, will use him again for rear brakes/rotors in a few weeks.
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!

Chris

21 years of experience
1786 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mission Viejo, California
Chris is outstanding in all aspects. We always select him to service our vehicles. He's always prompt, friendly, and more importantly HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING! Thanks Chris!
Lexus SC430 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Laguna Niguel, California
Chris's delivered excellent service and arrived ahead of schedule. I would want to book Chriss for my next service appointment.

Christopher

9 years of experience
20 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Kia Rondo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Houston, Texas
Christopher is very knowledgeable about diagnosing the problem, repairing it, and discussing why it is important to fix it. I appreciate him letting me know what future maintenance is necessary. Christopher is very professional while having the ability to making the customer feel at ease. I am satisfied with his work.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE