Unless you spend a lot of time servicing your car and keep it in a garage most of the time, the weather and exposure to pollution take their toll. Your car loses its gloss and nicks, spots, and streaks begin to appear. If you hate to see your car lose the beauty it had when it was brand new, then consider having a ceramic coating applied. Here's how a ceramic car coating protects your vehicle.
A Ceramic Coating Provides Invisible Protection
A ceramic car coating goes on clear, so it's invisible. You can't tell it's on the car except for the fact that your car still looks brand new. The clear coating is an invisible layer of protection that repels rain and blocks UV rays. This keeps your car's finish from fading, even if you have to park it in the sun.
The coating can also protect against small nicks and discolored spots. However, it's also important to understand the limitations of a ceramic coating. A coating won't be much help in a car accident. A bad scratch could go through the coating and scratch all the way through the paint.
The coating is meant to protect against everyday wear and tear, as well as exposure to chemicals in the air. One important form of protection the coating offers is from acids in the air from pollution. Acids are hard on car paint. They can cause etching that affects the appearance of your vehicle. However, a ceramic coating keeps acids away from your paint so your paint job looks new for much longer.
Ceramic Car Coatings Are Easy To Clean
The coatings repel water as well as dirt and minerals the water contains. This helps dirt and other things that would mar your car bead up and roll off instead. Washing your car can be a breeze compared to what you have to go through if your car doesn't have a coating.
Plus, when your car is washed and dried, the gloss looks uniform without marks and streaks that are easy to leave behind. Just because you coat your car, it doesn't mean you never have to wash your car again. Instead, it means you can wash your car much quicker and get better results.
Ceramic Coatings Last For Years
The lifespan of a coating on your car depends on how well you take care of your car and what it is exposed to on a daily basis. The coating should last for years, but it eventually wears off. The fact that it wears off is a good thing because that means the coating sacrificed itself to protect your car and your paint wasn't harmed instead.
If you keep your car long enough, you may need to apply another coating, which is worth it to keep an older car looking like it just came off the showroom floor. Contact a ceramic coating service for more information.