Texas is the largest state in the union but that isn’t its only claim to fame. It also has a reputation for friendly people, courteous drivers, and pretty intense weather in some areas. No, you don’t want to mess with Texas!
And when it comes to your paint job, Texas weather can be brutal. The western portion of the state is prone to high temps and a harsh desert climate.
That climate is often reflected in the cars in the area.
It is not uncommon for vehicles to have a peeling clear coat, faded paint, and white-out. Basically, the cars can look pretty rough.
Now, this isn’t to say that Texas isn’t an awesome state – it is! We love Texas! But that climate can be a challenge.
So, when you drive your brand new car off the showroom floor and into the scorching Texas sun, you want to protect your paint as best you can. Ceramic coating is the answer. It will give your car’s surface a glistening wet, glass-like appearance that is absolutely stunning.
And the best part is that it makes it so much easier to keep your car looking great.
How Long Does Ceramic Coating Last in Texas?
Typically, ceramic coating lasts a solid 8 years and, in many cases, will still look fantastic even beyond that. However, Texas can have a pretty harsh climate and that can shorten the life of the coating.
Still, with proper care, your ceramic coating can last up to 8 years. There’s no reason that it can’t, but you have to put in the effort to baby it a little and take extra care.
The great thing about ceramic coating is that it adds an extra layer of protection that prevents UV damage to your car’s paint. It also prevents oxidation and rust which is good news for those living in the more humid eastern and coastal areas of the state.
It also prevents scratches and scuffs, so your car looks newer longer.
That alone is incentive enough to take a few extra steps to make sure your car is well cared for, and the ceramic coating is maintained.
Why is Texas Harsher on Ceramic Coating?
Texas has all the seasons in one state. You have an arid desert environment in the western part of the state, cooler temps and more pronounced change of seasons in the northern part of the state, humid and salty air in the southern coastal region, and humid, warm temps in the eastern part of the state. In Texas, you do have it all!
Each of these environments can pose a challenge to your car’s appearance though, especially the paint job. The desert climate has direct sun and searing heat. There is more dust in the air, and it can affect your paint.
In the north, cooler temps can mean occasional snow which means salted roads that can corrode your car’s body and affect the paint.
The east has high humidity which can lead to rust and oxidation, not to mention the high temps that can fade a paint job in no time.
The coastal areas of Texas have nice breezes but tend to be humid and salty ocean air is not nice on a paint job.
The good news is ceramic coating can protect against all of these paint job hazards and keep your car looking great.
What can I do to Extend the Life of My Ceramic Coating
Once you have your ceramic coating you want to make sure you keep it looking great and lasting as long as possible. Proper maintenance will help you keep your ceramic coating looking like new.
And it isn’t that hard to do.
Wash your car regularly. We suggest washing it every two weeks using soap and water. If you aren’t sure which soap to use, ask the technician when you pick up your car after the ceramic coating has been applied.
In between washes, use a clean, soft rag to wipe away any dirt, grime, grease, or other contaminants from the surface of your car. This will help to keep the ceramic coating’s hydrophobic properties working as they should.
Try to avoid parking your car in an area where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Either park it in the shade, in a garage, or use a car cover.
This will help you keep your car looking showroom new, no matter what kind of weather Texas tries to throw at it!
Get a Ceramic Coating on Your Car Today!
The Texas climate can be tough on a paint job. Even when you get your car brand new, it doesn’t take long and you’re dealing with paint fade and white out. The clear coat will start peeling and before long your beautiful new car looks like a contestant in the demolition derby.
Don’t be that guy! Get that showroom shine with professionally applied ceramic coating from Bob Moses today. Call and make the appointment. Your car will thank you.