What You Should and Shouldn't Fix Before Selling Your Car

After raising seven children through their teenage years, I've had my fair share of experiences with selling used cars that have body damage. As a child saved up to buy a newer car, I was relied on to find a way to sell their old one for the most money possible. I have learned that fixing small dents and other aesthetic issues with your vehicle is a great way to significantly increase the sales price you ask when you put it on the market. But not all dents are worth paying to have fixed because it won't affect the value much. Whether you are just trying to make the money back that you've put into your vehicle or you're trying to make a profit, hopefully the pages on this website will give you some insight into what's worth putting your time and effort into fixing and what's best left untouched.

A Ceramic Car Coating Keeps Your Car Glossy And Makes It Easier To Clean


If you love the glossy sheen on your car after you wash and wax it, you probably wish your car could look that good all the time. If you get a ceramic car coating applied, your car can have a permanent shine. Plus, the coating protects the paint from damage. You can have a coating applied to any vehicle as long as the car's exterior is cleaned and prepped properly. Here's what you should know about ceramic car coatings.

Ceramic Coatings Are Made With Silicon Dioxide

There are a number of coatings on the market made by different manufacturers. The coatings have different amounts of silicon dioxide in them. The more silicon dioxide in a coating, the more durable it is.

When you take your car to the shop to have a coating applied, you may want to ask about the percentage of silicon dioxide the coating contains so you understand what you're getting and how long the coating might last.

Ceramic Coatings Help Maintain Your Car

A ceramic coating isn't something you have applied and then forget about because you think it alone will keep your car's exterior in great shape. The coating doesn't work that way. You'll still need to put effort into maintaining your car. It's just that the coating makes maintenance much easier and your car will look much better being glossy all the time.

You'll still want to wash your car regularly, but you'll need to avoid car washes and using brushes on your car or the coating might be scratched. Instead, wash your car by hand and use soft cloths. You may also need to have your car professionally cleaned occasionally to get rid of stains and stuck-on debris such as brake dust and road tar. The ceramic car coating may need maintenance at that time too.

A Ceramic Coating Protects Your Car

There's more to buying a ceramic coating than just vanity. You want your car to look attractive, especially if you have a sports or luxury car, but there are other important reasons to have a coating applied. The coating makes it easier to clean your car since dirt and stains will usually wash right off much easier than the stains come off of paint.

A coating also protects your paint from scratches since the coating gets scratched rather than the paint. The coating repels water, water spots, and swirls. Plus, it protects your paint from UV rays. By protecting your car and enhancing the appearance of your car, your vehicle will hold its value for longer.

Contact an auto body shop to learn more about ceramic car coatings


9 August 2022