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Your new car looks great. but it won’t be long before time and the elements take their toll on your ride’s paint job. Ceramic coatings can preserve your car’s paint job and keep it looking good longer. Let’s take a look at the best ceramic coating for cars.

Why Should You Use Ceramic Coatings?

You can spend all day waxing your car and still get dull results. That’s because wax cannot prevent oxidation, fading, or stains from collecting on your car over time. Furthermore, wax leaves residue and stains on your car’s surface. Plus, it’s not uncommon for you to have to wax your vehicle once every two to three months.

Many pro-body shops have turned to ceramic coating as a replacement for car wax. What is ceramic coating? It is a liquid polymer that bonds with your car’s paint to add another layer of protection. The bond does not wash away or wear off. And it does not require a repeat application every few months. In fact, the average lifespan of ceramic coating is six months to three years, depending on the quality of the product. Unlike wax that only improves your car’s appearance, the coating protects the car for substances such as rust, UV rays, and harsh chemicals.

Ceramic coating also repels water and prevents dust buildup, making the exterior of your car easier to clean.

What to Consider Before Buying Ceramic Coating

The Climate

One of the main reasons to buy coating is to protect your car from the sun’s UV rays and extreme heat. If you live in a cool and cloudy climate such as Seattle, you either need to buy a light coating or no coating at all. Apply it during the time of year when the sun comes out the most.

How long?

Some coatings last longer than others. However, they are generally more expensive and more difficult to apply. If you often brave the outdoors in your car, then spend the extra cash and get a long-lasting coating – up to three years duration. If you don’t drive your car much and it stays in the garage, then a six-month coating could last you a year or two.

Car Use

What do you use your car for, and where do you take it? Is it a work truck or a corporate sedan? Where you drive and how you use your transport should impact what type of coating you buy. Also, consider the age of your car. If you have been driving your SUV to the construction site for three years, you might want to use a higher quality coating.

We here at Street Scenes Auto will be happy to help you decide on what kind of ceramic coating you decide on and guide you in the right direction with your choice. Preserving your paint on your car will keep it looking new and clean for as long as you take care of it.

Set up your appointment now!

Please contact us and set up an appointment to drop off your vehicle for your ceramic coating as soon as you want! We can even come and pick up your vehicle and drop off when we are finished! Street Scenes is a local/family owned business and have been in the industry in Charlotte for a long time now. We believe in supporting local businesses and doing whatever we can to help our community grow and succeed. Let us help you make your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, and plane look the best it possibly can!

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