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Let’s face it, vehicles need extra maintenance and care. Inside and out, our vehicles undergo a lot of wear and tear. We can do a lot to help maintain vehicles after the fact, but there are also steps we can take to prevent some of the maintenance. Ceramic coatings from Pitt Stop Detail & Auto Sales are one way we can protect the exterior of our vehicle from potential damage and make clean up easier in the meantime.

What is a Ceramic Coating?

The ceramic coating that Pitt Stop Detail & Auto Sales can apply to your car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle is a chemical bonding process that creates a protective surface over your paint. This protective bond fills in and eliminates small scratches and imperfections. The smooth surface created by this bond adds a layer of shielding. While this protection won’t prevent additional damage from a tree branch or car crash, it will prevent damage from harmful UV rays of the sun, water damage from rain, and debris from the road. Ceramic coatings for the body of the vehicle are most common, but coatings for the glass of your windshield are effective too.

Ceramic Coating and Maintenance

While a ceramic coating can instantly make your vehicle look shiny and new, it does require care like your “regular” exterior needs. You will need regular washings to remove dirt, dust, and other elements from the road. Over time, these can build up and, just like your paint, can eat away at the protective surface. These car washes should be much easier though, as the beading and run-off will take care of some of the car wash issues and leave your vehicle sparkling!

Extending the Lifespan

According to Autotrader, a professional ceramic coating will help protect your vehicle for anywhere from 3-5 years, depending on weather conditions and maintenance. However, any coating on your car will wear down over time, and the ceramic coating is no exception. You can extend the life of your coating though. Automotive washing, as discussed above, is one way to keep your car looking good while providing maintenance to multiple parts of your vehicle. You also want to regularly wax your vehicle, either with a detailing package from Pitt Stop Detail & Auto Sales or by using a ceramic-based wax. With any coating, including ceramic coating, you have to dry your vehicle properly. Using a microfiber cloth, rather than old rags and towels, will help reduce the chance of swirling and scratches that could damage your ceramic coating or the paint underneath. You can also apply a ceramic coating booster to extend the life and effectiveness of this product.

If you are ready for ceramic coating on your vehicle, contact us today. We can advise you on any paint correction that needs to be done ahead of time and schedule you for this important preventive measure. While we have your vehicle, we can also work to clean the interior, removing every speck of dust from the inside. Contact Pitt Stop Detail & Auto Sales to schedule your service(s) today.