Which ceramic coating (length or brand) should I choose? What is the best ceramic coating for cars?
What is the best ceramic coating for cars?
Most major brands of ceramic coating, like clear bra/paint protection film, are quality. We are certified with many different brands of coating – Undrdog, SB3, System X, R1, to name a few. You likely will not notice a difference between brands, which is why we don’t even advertise what ceramic coating brand we use. We pick the best one for the application and length of time you are looking for, and apply it!
We don’t necessarily think that there is a BEST ceramic coating for cars. Many people know one brand, and it might be Ceramic Pro. But Ceramic Pro is not the best ceramic coating for cars. It’s a good ceramic coating, but to declare one company (any of them, for that matter, be it Gtechniq, Ceramic Pro, System X, SB3, Undrdog, Gyeon, NanoPro, etc) the “best” – seems a bit disingenuous.
What is the best length ceramic coating for cars?
The short answer is quite simple: only buy what you will use.
Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings’ business philosophy is that we only advise clients to spend money that makes sense to spend. That goes for our clear bra packages, our ceramic coating packages, or paint enhancement/correction.
We tell clients all the time not to waste money on something they don’t need, and we have told people not to buy clear bra if we don’t think it would be worth it (usually for vehicles that have a lot of rock chips on their bumper and the installation would look bad).
We could easily upsell our clients into buying expensive packages or spending more money by telling you it’s the best ceramic coating for cars, but the little bit of extra money we would get is not worth the trust we can build by just being honest.
Most major brands of ceramic coating, like major brands of clear bra/paint protection film, are quality. We are certified with many different brands of coating – Ceramic Pro, SB3, System X, R1, to name a few. You likely will not notice a difference between brands, which is why we don’t even advertise what ceramic coating brand we use. We pick the best one for the application and apply it!
Our pricing model is structured so that the longer-lasting warranties are more expensive really only to account for more expensive materials – not additional profit. We only install single-layer systems now, so these layered systems where you have layer upon layer of the same type of ceramic coating, designed for maximum profit for each layer – we don’t use. We have our own idea of the best ceramic coating for cars, and it isn’t multiple layers.
The average car owner only keeps their vehicle for approximately four years, and the average age of vehicles on the road is about ten years.
Is there an exception to the best ceramic coating for cars, length or otherwise?
I love all of the brands that we carry at Harker Heights Ceramic Coatings. We offer a ton of the best ceramic coating brands for cars and lengths to serve our Copperas Cove/Killeen/Harker Heights clients.
One exception is our ten year System X ceramic coating. We try all of the best ceramic coating for cars on our three vehicles. Mazda CX5, Mazda CX9, and BMW i8 – all three of our vehicles have various ceramic coating brands and lengths on them to test them out before we offer them to clients. Some of our cars, like our BMW i8, have three different brands and types on there.
But darned if we don’t love our System X 10-year ceramic coating. We aren’t saying this is absolutely the best ceramic coating for cars, but, we love it. Generally, we tell people not to buy anything they won’t use, and most people aren’t going to use a full 10 years of ceramic coating. But, our System X ten-year has an absolutely BONKERS level of gloss, slickness, and hydrophobic properties. It’s definitely one of our favorites, but it’s not for everyone – it is not a cheap coating!