Why investing in paint protection film is a smart move for new car owners
Paint protection film is an invisible layer that shields your car’s paint from scratches, chips, and other damage.
Paint protection film is a clear polyurethane film that is applied to your vehicle’s paint and sometimes gloss plastic surfaces to protect it. It is comprised of several layers of material.
Rock chips happen when you’re driving down the road and rocks are launched at you from either a. dropping out of the back of a truck or b. flung at you from under the tires of the vehicle in front of you. The latter is much more damaging.
Scratches can happen in the parking lot of your favorite grocery store or shopping mall – usually from someone not paying attention to what is happening, letting a shopping cart roll away or swinging their handbag too hard. It can be the simplest thing that cause the MOST amount of damage.
It’s a proven way to protect your car’s finish and keep it looking new for longer.
The paint protection film is best installed when the vehicle is new with as few miles as possible. Installing paint protection film on your vehicle after driving it for a few thousand miles will still look good, but it’s better to have it done sooner.
Vehicles with paint protection film at the time of trade-in typically fetch the top of their trade value. On average, cars with a minimum of a full front paint protection film package get at least 5% more in trade value than cars that do not – that is because their front end isn’t covered in rock chips.
Paint protection film should always be applied by a specialist and never by the dealer, including direct-to-consumer companies like Tesla & Rivian.
Now, a dealer offers paint protection film as a preloaded package or sold to you before delivery, such as RIVIAN. Avoid these packages at all costs as they are typically low-quality, low-effort kit-only installs that do not meet the most basic of edges and are typically extremely dirty.
The application of paint protection film is an art and should be trusted to a shop that truly cares about your vehicle, your time, and you.
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When you work with Ceramic Pro Pottstown, you are dealing with the shop that is going to be doing the work. That means that you don’t need to worry about the work being outsourced to a low-quality vendor. That means we are going to be installing exactly what you need to protect your vehicle and keep it looking new using our cutting machine and custom paint protection film patterns.
Your new car deserves the best protection and we know that Paint Protection Film is not something you want to take lightly. It’s important for us too! That’s why our team will do everything in their power to make sure this job is done correctly. You should choose a shop that chooses high quality over speed when applying Paint Protection Film on your car.