Serving Gilroy and the Bay Area with

First-Class Automotive Tinting & More

Leave it to the PROs at Blackout® to keep your car looking sharp. With over 27 years in business, this family-owned and operated business provides the finest paint protection, ceramic coating, car wraps, and more services in the area!

Why Choose Blackout®?

Your vehicle is an investment, so why not protect it with the best car protection services available? From automotive window tinting and paint protection films to car wraps and graphics, Blackout® takes pride in over 27 years of experience in the industry.

On top of that, we use only the best brands like 3M, LLumar, SunTek, and more to ensure that your vehicle looks amazing and is well-protected against everything the world has to offer.

So if you’re looking for the best automotive services in Gilroy, CA, look no further than Blackout®! Reach out to us today to get a complimentary consultation.

Reasons Why Invest in Car Protection Services

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You preserve the value of your car

If you plan on selling your car or trading it in for a new one, you'll want to preserve its value. Car protection services like ceramic coating and paint protection film can help you do just that. And because we use 3M Ceramic Coating, you can be sure your car will look amazing for years to come.

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It protects your car from the elements

Whether it's the hot sun or the cold winter weather, your car is constantly exposed to the elements. Over time, this exposure can take a toll on your car's paint job and overall appearance. By investing in car protection services like our SunTek Ultra PPF, LLumar, or 3M Window Films, you can prevent damage that can be caused by the sun, wind, rain, and more.

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It saves you money in the long run

By protecting your car now, you can save yourself money down the road. While the initial investment for car protection services may be higher than traditional methods like waxing, the long-term benefits make it worth the investment.

Pros of Automotive Tinting

Every vehicle can benefit from a little extra tint, from luxury cars to daily drivers. And Blackout® has been providing high-quality, professional window tinting services in Gilroy and the Bay area for over 27 years.

Whether it’s our standard or infrared-rejecting ceramic tint, we use only the finest window film materials in the industry. So you’re guaranteed a perfect, bubble-free installation that will last for years. And if you’re still on the fence, maybe these pros of automotive tinting will convince you:

Protection against UV Damage

UV rays can cause serious damage to your skin, and they can also fade your upholstery and dashboards. Tinted windows block out UV rays, keeping you and your car's interior safe from the sun's harmful effects.

Reduced Glare

When the sun is high in the sky, the glare can be very intense, making it difficult to see. By tinting your car windows, you don't have to squint to see the road ahead, and you can avoid potential accidents.

Enhanced Comfort

Not only does window tinting reduce glare, but it also helps to keep your car cooler on hot days. The tint blocks out the UV rays that cause the interior to heat up, so you can enjoy a comfortable ride even on the hottest days.

Increased Privacy

There's no reason to share your personal life with everyone you pass on the highway. Tinted windows give you the privacy you need to keep your business to yourself. Of course, if you live in California, the automotive tinting laws must be followed.

Automotive Tinting

Window tint for your car, truck, or SUV helps reduce glare, keeps your vehicle cool even on the hottest days, and protects your interior from the harmful effects of UV radiation, all while enhancing the look. Blackout® offers the largest selection of automotive tint products, cutting-edge technology, and great customer service.

Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film (PPF, also called clear bra, clear film, or clear paint film) is a thermoplastic, urethane, self-healing film applied to painted surfaces of a vehicle in order to protect the paint from stone chips, bug splatters, and minor abrasions. We install PPF on all vehicles including cars, trucks, RVs, boats, and motorcycles. Paint protection film is OEM-approved by virtually all car manufacturers.

Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of protection. This protection will give you the wet-look shine that lasts!

Auto Tinting Law in California

In 2023, the State of California has a few laws in place regarding window tinting. The primary reasons for these laws are to ensure proper visibility for the driver, as well as to protect the health of all passengers.

Here are the key points you need to know:

Tint Darkness
For tint darkness, California law states that the front windshield and front side window tint's Visible Light Transmission (VLT) must be above 70%. Meanwhile, the law doesn't have any requirements on how dark the rear and back side windows should be, as long as there are dual side mirrors in place.
Windshield Requirements
Speaking of the front windshield, you're only allowed 4-5 inches of the tint to be applied on the very top. Anything lower than that is illegal. The main reason for this rule is so the driver has an unobstructed view of the sky, which is important for things like checking for traffic, looking out for birds, and the like.

Tint Reflection

Many car owners have reflective window tints because they look cool and can also protect the car’s interior from the sun’s heat.

However, the amount of reflection is also regulated by California Tint Laws. According to this law, automobile tinting should not be any more reflective than a standard window.

This means that the front windshield, as well as the front and back side windows, can only have a maximum reflectivity of around 25%.

Colored Tints

As for colored tints, California laws have now also prohibited the use of red, yellow, and amber window tints on all vehicle windows. Color-altering film of any kind is no longer allowed to be used on any automobile window.

This law was passed to ensure maximum visibility for all drivers on the road. Red, yellow, and amber window tints can make it difficult to see at night, especially when there’s oncoming traffic.

Exceptions to the Rule

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. If you have a medical condition that requires window tinting for extra protection from the sun’s rays, then you may be exempt from these regulations and be allowed to have your windows tinted darker.

You will need to provide a letter from your physician, as well as a prescription for window tinting, in order to be considered for an exemption.

Gilroy Tinting Services Near You

Car window tinting is a great way to improve the look of your vehicle and protect the interior from UV damage. Our expert team can help you choose the perfect tint for your car, with a variety of shades to suit any style.

We use only the highest quality materials and products, plus our state-of-the-art equipment ensures a perfect finish every time. So if you’re looking for the best automotive tinting in Gilroy and the Bay area, you’ve come to the right place.

Blackout® has always been passionate about excellence, and we take great pride in our work. So whether you’re looking for a simple window tint or a complete car wrap, we’ll make sure the job is done right.

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Our seasoned Gilroy window tinting team is ready when you are. For a transparent quote you can trust, we invite you to give us a call today at (408) 848-8468. You can also follow the button below to get in touch.


Most Frequent Questions and Answers

No, it is not illegal. However, certain regulations must be followed, which we’ll discuss in the Auto Tinting Law in California section. As long as you adhere to the law, you can tint your windows however you like.

The cost of window tinting varies depending on the size and type of vehicle, as well as the darkness and type of tint. 

Because we have standard, ceramic, and even infrared-rejecting ceramic window tints, the price will also differ. Contact us for a free quote!

The entire process, from start to finish, usually takes about two hours. Of course, this can vary depending on the size and type of vehicle. An SUV, for example, will take longer to tint than a sedan.

Yes, we offer a warranty on all of our window tints; but knowing our product, we don’t think you’ll ever have to use it!

What People Are Saying

Bruce V.
Bruce V.
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Professional, reasonable and efficient. Really happy with their work and plan to bring the Wife's ride in soon.
Chris L.
Chris L.
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I had my Lexus tinted about a year ago and it's held up great! They did a fantastic job and the tint looks awesome. Totally recommend them for any tint service needs.
Wes T.
Wes T.
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Quick response and great work good price. Very knowledgeable about products. They do home windows as well.
Dayna Q.
Dayna Q.
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First time getting windows tinted! Couple months ago, I picked Blackout Window Tinting based solely on reviews! Danny was great from the start and took the time to thoroughly explain the process and the different options. We had our 2021 Tacoma and 2008 Ford Edge done.... all windows. Beautiful work!! However, my Ford kept having issues with the tint peeling from the bottom. Adrian and Danny got on it right away and used a different process to assure it wouldn't happen again! Haven't had issues since. Danny went above and beyond and even offered extra work at no cost because of my concern about the ceramic still not blocking out the heat to the level I thought it would. He even kicked in some quality window spray for the tint. Super great people, excellent ethics..... fantastic work!! Thank you Blackout team !!!!
Gina L.
Gina L.
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This is my 3rd car that I brought in and by far, the worst condition. It is a 1997 Toyota Celica Convertible. The paint was so oxidized, minor dents. I picked it up just now and it looks show room beautiful. Danny, Adrian, and team went out of their way to fix alot of incidentals. The color "pops" and the window tinting is beyond gorgeous. I thought I loved my car before, but I can't imagine how much more I've fallen deeper in love with this car. I had stopped driving it because it was embarrassing all oxidized. Now, I look forward to putting the top down and cruising, listening to Sammy Hager full volume. If your car or truck is in need of some TLC, go to Blackout Window Tinting. They're in Gilroy, worth the drive.
Wyatt R.
Wyatt R.
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Just took delivery of my new 2023 Model 3 and scheduled my appointment at blackout. They completed my tinting same day and communicated with me throughout the process and it ended up looking amazing. Thank you again! -Wyatt
Cedric E.
Cedric E.
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Solid work!! Keep up the talented work! I appreciate you guys! Window Tinting on my 2023 Genesis GV80.
 Michael I.
Michael I.
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Just had them apply the infrared widow tint on all my windows including the windshield. Great service and pricing is fair. This is the third car I have had Blackout tint.
Erica L.
Erica L.
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Dropped off my truck, was told it was going to be ready 1.5 hours. It was ! Very accommodating and efficient. Tint is nice. Work was well done! Bringing my other truck next week.
Murthy V.
Murthy V.
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They do great work very clean and professional I would definitely recommend Blackout window tinting . Adrian was awesome and very proactive and prompt to answer all the questions. Great customer experience and service

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