Car Paint Protection For Dealerships: Added Service For Your Customers
Paint protection film (PPF), or clear bra as it is also known, is a thin, yet durable PVC film that’s added to the bodywork of vehicles to shield the paintwork from environmental damage. Many dealerships offer their customers a paint protection package before they drive their vehicle out of the garage. For more information on dealer installed options, contact Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.
Benefits of PPF for car dealerships
Transparent PPF protects paintwork from scratches and swirl marks caused by flying rock chips, tree sap, bird droppings, and squashed bugs, among other things. It’s quickly and easily applied to paintwork, with the best brands offering a minimum 10-year warranty, with extended warranties also available.
Why do dealerships offer paint protection packages
- Added customer service
- Protects paintwork of brand new cars
- Prevents dulling of new paintwork
- Maintains the resale value
- Leaves no damage when removed
What does PPF protect against?
- Light scratches
- Swirl marks
- Stone chips
- Bug damage
- Acid rain
- UV exposure
- Salt damage
Our number one choice: the best PPF brand
After over 13 years of business, at Tinting Chicago, we only install what we consider the best brand that produces PPF — XPEL. Its car paint protection films are strong, durable, and produced according to high-end technologies and deep scientific research. We consider XPEL PPFs the pillar of the car paint protection industry.
While it can be tempting to install less well-known films, we highly don’t recommend doing so, as their quality can be doubtful and damaging for your car’s body (if their adhesive properties don’t allow you to remove them without scratches, for example).
Cost of Paint Protection Film
The exact cost of applying paint protection depends on the following variables:
- The brand of PPF used
- The area of the vehicle covered
- Intricacy of installation
- Skill of installers
When do dealerships apply paint protection
When you purchase a new car, a dealership will ask whether you’d like to purchase a paint protection package as well. This is an extra that provides protection to your paintwork and helps you keep that just rolled out-of-the-factory look. It’s applied to your vehicle before you drive it out of the showroom.
Dealership paint protection packages usually use high-quality products by a reputable brand XPEL. Trained professionals then apply the film with the application process only taking a matter of hours.
Caring for paint protection products
- Avoid using an automatic car wash
- Don’t use polishing equipment or buffers
- Don’t wipe film when it’s been heated by the sun
- Clean away dirt or grease as fast as possible
- Use a microfiber towel to dry paintwork
- Avoid using dyed paint sealants as they dull the finish.
Asked Questions See more
Paint protection used by car dealerships is usually of high quality. It’s within their interests to only install the best quality brands, such as 3M and XPEL onto the cars they sell. To be sure, ask what brand is being installed and what kind of warranty it comes with.
Good quality PPF, such as 3M and XPEL is resistant to UV rays and protects the paintwork beneath it from sun damage.
Ceramic coating can be safely added over the top of a paint protection product. While PPF protects the vehicle from damage, a ceramic coating gives an additional hydrophobic layer of protection.