Owning a luxury vehicle means it requires maintenance to keep your car in its best condition. Investing in your car will help maintain the original quality and improve its resale value. Routine maintenance like oil changes, tire rotation, and auto detailing are great ways to keep your car in good condition and can even add to the value of your vehicle.
A great way to maintain your vehicle is by protecting the paint job.
Ceramic coating– This is a very thin liquid that acts as a semi-permanent ceramic coating on your car. This coating provides a deep glossy appearance, repels water, dirt, and debris. Once the coating is applied, it creates an inseparable bond with your car’s paintwork.
Benefits of Ceramic Coating
Ceramic coating can enhance the overall appearance of your car. The liquid provides a high-quality shine once applied and helps to conceal defects in the paint. High-quality ceramic paint coatings can protect your paint for up to five years before needing replacement.
Ceramic coatings can last several years with the proper maintenance. This can help you save money over time because you will end up spending less on maintaining the exterior and car washers.
Ceramic coating also helps repel other elements that can impact your vehicle’s appearance:
- Water- Over time, water can penetrate your vehicle’s paint job and cause hard water stains. Ceramic coatings help to seal out water and stop it from damaging the paint
- Chemicals- Bird droppings can be extremely damaging to automotive paint. The acid in bird poop can eat away at the paint leaving permanent stains that cannot be washed away.
- UV Rays- The sun’s rays can oxidize automotive paint can cause it to fade.
Stays cleaner longer—Because the ceramic coat repels dirt and debris, your car will stay cleaner longer, which means you won’t have to wash it as often. This doesn’t mean that you don’t need to wash your car anymore, but you will notice a significant decrease in the amount of build-up dirt on your car after getting a ceramic coating.
How to Maintain Ceramic Coatings
With proper maintenance ceramic coatings can last up to 2 years, 5 years, 7 years or even 10 years.
Ceramic coatings do require maintenance to ensure that it remains in the best condition.
Your car should be washed at least every two weeks using soap that is made for cars that have ceramic coatings. If you are washing your car yourself, be sure to use a non-abrasive sponge.
Don’t leave your car in direct sunlight over prolonged periods of time.
UV sun rays can penetrate your vehicle’s paint job and easily ruin the finish.
Do not go to an automatic car wash. The automatic car washer can be detrimental to a vehicle’s paint job and for the maintenance of ceramic coating. The brushes most car washes use can be very abrasive with sharp plastic bristles that scratch.
Maintaining a luxury vehicle can be challenging to do on your own. Instead of tackling this by yourself, be sure to have your vehicle serviced by a professional detailing company.
First Class Detailing specializes in the maintenance of luxury vehicles in Tampa Bay, Belleair, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Crystal Beach, and surrounding areas.
Our certified technicians also service boats, RV’s, motorcycles, and trailers. If you want professional ceramic coating services, check out our ceramic coating page for rates!