The average motorist would say that they keep their car looking shiny and new with frequent washes and the application of wax.
However, things have moved on in the world of automotive technology, and those in the know are turning to the best car paint protection there is – ceramic coatings, otherwise known as nano-ceramic coatings. Here are three reasons why any car owner serious about protecting their paintwork might want to consider this technology:
1. Low maintenance
Taking your car to a hand or machine wash regularly can be time-consuming and, given that it’s a frequent cost, can add up over the course of the year. To get a good finish, most car washes will use wax too, adding to the price. Even if you wash your car yourself, it still takes a chunk of your time and includes the expense of buying cloths, soap and wax. Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic, meaning that water, dirt and grime won’t stick as easily to the paintwork. This leaves the car looking like new for longer.
2. Cost saving advantages
It’s common knowledge that a car’s value depreciates quickly. However, this is often owing to the general wear and tear on the paintwork and exterior. Imagine if your car could always look like it did in the showroom – something entirely possible if the paint has been protected with a ceramic coating. This also saves costs over the life of the car, since even the tiniest scratch can be expensive when you add up paint matching, labour and the work involved – not to mention having to leave the car at a garage in the first place! Ceramic coatings will fend off chips, scratches and other unsightly damage for up to five years after it is applied.
3. Take your car anywhere
Avoiding unpaved roads, high sunshine, hard water, tree residue… the list goes on if you’re always conscious about where you can leave your car so it won’t get stained, smeared or damaged. UV damage and oxidisation can dull a car’s normal paintwork. However, with a nano-ceramic coating, your car will always look its best and you will regain full freedom of its use.