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You want to keep your car’s paint looking good, right? You might know that Ceramic Coating is a great way to do that. This article will make it easy for you to understand the key things to think about when choosing a ceramic coating, so you’ll know how much it might cost you.

How Much Does a Ceramic Coating Cost?

For a top-notch professional ceramic coating from a trusted provider, prices typically start from $1700 for a sedan vehicle and from $1900 for an SUV. The cost of a ceramic coating can vary widely due to several factors. The size of your vehicle, the longevity of the coating you desire, the specific areas you wish to coat, and the need for any paint correction before applying the ceramic coating all play a role in determining the final price.

Most of the factors affecting the cost are within your control, which is great because it means you can choose a ceramic coating package that fits exactly what you want and need for your car, not just what someone else suggests. In this article, we’ll share the prices from our five stars rated shop, Unlimited Auto Style in Highland Park (Chicago, IL), as examples. If you’re from a different area, these prices should still give you a good idea of what professional detailers near you will charge. Be wary of prices that seem too low. High-quality ceramic coating materials are expensive, and it takes a skilled technician to apply a professional-grade coating properly. We’ve heard many regrettable stories from people who opted for the cheaper options. Always do your research.

What Kind of Car Do You Drive?

To figure out the price of a ceramic coating for your car, we first need to know what type of vehicle you have. Since ceramic coatings are applied by hand, the process takes a lot of time and care. That’s why coating a small car like a Fiat 500 will be cheaper than coating a big Tesla Model X – the bigger car has more area to cover.

For price estimates, we sort cars into three sizes:

  • Small cars include coupes or compact sedans.
  • Medium cars are standard-size sedans.
  • Large includes full-size trucks, SUVs, minivans, and so on.

While prices might vary a bit within these categories, they give us a good starting point to estimate how much a ceramic coating will cost for each type of vehicle.

How long does a ceramic coating last?

Typically, ceramic coatings remain effective for 2 to 5 years. Though occasionally, with optimal conditions and maintenance, they can last up to 10 years, though such longevity is uncommon. Various factors, including maintenance practices, environmental conditions, and the quality of the coating itself, can influence the durability of a ceramic coating, potentially shortening its lifespan.

Read our detailed article about the factors that impact the durability of the ceramic coating.

Do You Want Your Wheels Ceramic Coated?

Ceramic coating won’t prevent brake dust from appearing, but it does make it easier to wash off. The coating forms a slick, water-repelling surface that stops brake dust and other dirt from sticking hard to the wheels, so cleaning them becomes a lot easier.

Do Swirl Marks Appear on Your Paint After Applying Ceramic Coating?

The last thing that affects the cost of your ceramic coating is whether you choose to get any paint correction before applying the coating. Here’s the simple truth:

  • Paint correction isn’t always necessary. Despite what some shops might say, you don’t always need to fix every swirl mark or scratch before applying a ceramic coating. It’s not true that the coating won’t stick if you don’t. Usually, if your car’s paint is clean and not heavily damaged by water spots or oxidation, you’re good to go without correction.
  • However, if your car’s paint has noticeable swirls or defects that catch your eye in sunlight, getting paint correction will make it look much better. It’s worth considering if you really care about your vehicle’s appearance.
  • Remember, once you’ve applied the ceramic coating, you can’t just decide to correct the paint afterward without removing and reapplying the coating. If you go for paint correction after the ceramic coating is applied, you’ll have to remove the coating, correct the paint, and then pay for a new coating.

So, think carefully about paint correction before deciding on your ceramic coating.

Why we are using XPEL Fusion Plus?

FUSION PLUS™ works by sticking together at a tiny, molecular level to cover and shield surfaces from things like dirt, sun damage, and bug splatter. It also helps protect against small scratches and color fading. Thanks to its water-repelling qualities, dirt and spills just slide right off, making it super easy to keep things clean.

Designed to work on many different kinds of surfaces, FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating gives an unbeatable shine, top-notch water resistance, and a boost in scratch protection with just one use.

To Sum It Up…

Ceramic coating your car can cost quite a range, typically from $1,700 depending on the vehicle. This price can go up if you want extra services like more surfaces coated or paint correction. Ceramic coating is a fantastic way to keep your car protected and looking its best. Just remember to do your homework and choose a service provider who clearly explains your options and helps you pick the right coating for your needs.

If you’re in the Chicagoland area and interested in ceramic coating for your vehicle, get in touch with us at Unlimited Auto Style. We’re all about giving your car that perfect shine and protection. For a free quote, simply reach out to us. We’re here to provide you with top-notch ceramic coating and paint correction services tailored to your vehicle’s needs. Check us out to see how we can help protect and enhance your car’s appearance!