Common Misconceptions about Ceramic Coating in Vehicles
Ceramic coats are popular these days–just do a quick search online and you’ll see how many car detailers offer this service nowadays.
Of course, that’s not to say they don’t live up to most of the hype. Ceramic coats give the best protection to cars compared to sealants and waxes, and many of them last far longer than others you’ll find in the market today. In fact, many of them can last as long as seven to 10 years if you maintain them well–unlike waxes that only last around three to four months, tops.
But before you decide to have your vehicle ‘ceramic-coated,’ it’s important you understand what they really can do–and can’t. That way, you don’t wake up one day and realize it’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever done to your car.
Here are some of the most common misconceptions about ceramic coats you should know about:
Your vehicle will be scratch-proof, swirl-proof and debris-proof.
Ceramic coats can help protect your car from minute or small scratches, although it’s not powerful enough to protect your vehicle from deep scratches caused by improper parking or even collisions, stones chipping your car’s paint, and other high impact occurrences that can scratch your car’s paint.
If they are highly probable, then it’s best to invest in extra car protection that can add an extra layer of protection to your vehicle.
Your ceramic-coated vehicle needs only minimal maintenance.
Just because your car is coated doesn’t mean you don’t need to clean it regularly. This is even more true if you drive your vehicle off-road a few times a week.
Truth is, no matter how dirt-repellent your ceramic-coated car is, it will look dirty eventually, and that is something you don’t want to happen. So be kind to your vehicle and give it a bath from time to time. You’d be glad you did.
All vehicles can use ceramic-coating in their cars.
No, this isn’t true. In fact, there are some cases it’s unnecessary to use them in your vehicles.
Generally, here are some tips when to opt for ceramic coats, sealants, or waxes:
Choose ceramic coats if–
- Your car’s paint is in excellent condition
- You don’t abuse your car
- You regularly clean your vehicle
Choose sealants if–
- You tend to abuse your car often
- Your car gets dirty
- You don’t keep up with cleaning your vehicle regularly
- You tend to scratch your vehicle
- You are on a strict budget
Choose wax if–
- You rarely use your vehicle outside.
- You like your vehicle to have a “natural” appearance
Your car’s ceramic coat will last forever .
No it won’t; it really depends on many factors, such as how you maintain your vehicle, where you drive it, where you’re located, and what purpose you use it for.
This means there’s a better likelihood that your ceramic coat will not last as long if you like to regularly drive your vehicle on rocky terrain, if you live in areas with harsh weather, or you drive long hours on bad roads to commute to the office everyday.