Written by: Drake Strong, Strong Auto Detail
In the world of automotive care, innovation has been causing a buzz and garnering glowing reviews: ceramic coating. But here’s the twist – it’s not just for brand-new cars fresh off the showroom floor. Ceramic coating is a game-changer you should consider whether you’re driving a “New-to-You,” a beloved vintage classic, or even managing a fleet of company cars in Sioux City, Iowa. At our highly reputable auto detailing and ceramic coating establishment, we take pride in offering Owners Pride Ceramic coatings, based out of Omaha, complete with a unique third-party nationally backed warranty, delivering unparalleled peace of mind.
The word “Ceramic” used for many detailing products lately. What’s the difference? All products have some base of SI02 or Silicon dioxide. The difference is that most sprays or other products have lower amounts. True coatings have higher amounts and come in 1-2oz. glass bottles. If left, it would crystalize when open, while the other products can still be used months later. Coatings have a higher concentration, which gives us durability.
So, what makes ceramic coating such a game-changer, and why should you contemplate applying it to your vehicle, including your paint, windshield, trim, head & tail lights?
1. Unmatched Protection for Your Vehicle’s Exterior: Ceramic coatings are meticulously formulated to create an invisible yet strong barrier on your exterior surfaces. This formidable shield repels dirt, water, bird droppings, tree sap, and other contaminants that can tarnish your vehicle’s finish. This gives you more time to wash them off before they start trying to damage your vehicle’s clear coat, especially in the summer sun. Ceramic coating keeps your vehicle’s exterior pristine whether you’re facing winter salt-covered roads or off-road adventures in the summertime.
2. Long-Lasting Brilliance: Who doesn’t want their vehicle to gleam like it just rolled off the assembly line? Ceramic coatings provide a glossy finish or “Candy Like Shine” that’s not just short-lived. Unlike traditional waxing and frequent polishing, ceramic coating retains that ‘just waxed’ shine for years, reducing the need for constant maintenance. They can also make a brand-new vehicle look even better!
3. Enhanced Resale Value: Ceramic coating is a wise investment whether you intend to hold onto your vehicle for the foreseeable future or sell it eventually. A well-maintained vehicle with a ceramic coating can fetch a higher resale value. This makes it an attractive proposition for sellers aiming for a better return and buyers looking for a well-protected investment.
4. Durability Beyond Compare: Sioux City’s climate can be unpredictable, and your vehicle is exposed to various elements on the road. Ceramic coatings offer robust and long-lasting protection against UV rays, oxidation, and harsh environmental factors. Most waxes last around 1-6 months. Carnauba base waxes last even less during the summertime, so we were told before to wax them four times a year or more. Our favorite way to describe it is to think of a coating as a wax but on some Arnold Schwarzenegger-type steroids!
5. An Immaculate and Healthier Interior: Ceramic coatings aren’t solely for the exterior – they can also be applied to your vehicle’s interior, safeguarding against spills, stains, and harmful UV damage. These are typically not as long-lasting as your paint, but we also don’t sit on our paint. But they can still provide protection and make cleaning carpet, upholstery, leather, and plastics easier. Our Owners Pride Interior coating also comes with an Amazing warranty.
6. Glass Coating For Safer Driving: Hydrophobic coatings create a water-repellent surface on the glass, causing water droplets to bead up and roll off the glass. This improves visibility during rainy conditions and reduces the need for wipers. You want the water beading because if it is flat, it will distort your view, which can be dangerous when driving. It also helps reduce glare during night-time driving. Like ceramic coatings, they provide self-cleaning properties, making cleaning easier. The same goes for snow and ice during winter, which makes it a little easier to clean off. Wiper usage will go down with a quality glass coating. Longevity does vary based on weather and wiper use.
Our Owners Pride Glass Coating, a 2-part coating, also has an added benefit that strengthens your windshield by up to 30%! This helps reduce the chances of getting a rock chip by spreading out the impact. They also have a warranty option, which would pay for rock chip repairs!!
7. Clearer Head & Tail Lights: Your vehicle lights are also clear coated, just like your paint. This part usually fails and turns foggy, yellow, or hazy over time. This can be dangerous since it reduces your nighttime visibility and makes it harder for others to see you from a distance. It is best to add protection early before they start to fail. They can be covered with the same ceramic coating as the rest of your paint for added UV protection.
8. Efficiency for Company Vehicles: Maintaining a professional image is paramount for Sioux City businesses. Company vehicles are an extension of your brand. The look or cleanliness of your vehicle may make no difference in your work but can leave a subconscious mark on any client. Why not leave a Great One? Ceramic coatings ensure your fleet looks sharp, reduce upkeep costs, add safety, and minimize downtime. You’ll always have vehicles ready to represent your brand with pride.
At our auto detailing and ceramic coating center, we don’t just promise excellence; we deliver it. As the most highly rated and reviewed establishment in Siouxland, we’re committed to quality and distinction in every service we provide. When you choose us, you’re not just selecting a ceramic coating; you’re securing longevity, unbeatable protection, and a vehicle that stands out wherever you go.
Ceramic coating is the definitive solution whether you’re the proud owner of a new car, an enthusiastic caretaker of a pre-owned gem, or a business owner looking to safeguard your assets. Make the savvy choice today, and let us help you preserve and elevate your vehicle’s aesthetics and value. Contact us for a consultation, or fill out our booking form and experience the remarkable difference that Owners Pride Ceramic coating can make. Your vehicle – and your bottom line – will thank you for it.