Paint Protection – The facts behind the myths

We’ve all been there ……..You have just bought that shiny new car you’ve been promising yourself for ages and the salesman says “just let me introduce you to our After Sales Department”.

This is where your dealer, quite understandably, wants to maximise their profit and maybe get back some of those $$’s you managed to knock them down on the car sales price.  The main products they are keen to sell you are Window Tint and Paint Protection but also items that you may have wrongly assumed were included, like mats etc.

Let’s take a look at the claims about Paint Protection

“Paint Protection will protect your vehicle’s paintwork against harmful UV fading, Acid Rain etching, bird lime, road salts, nasty wash chemicals, and, and, and”.

Will it?

The short answer is NO.  Whilst it will afford you some protection it is not, as we like to say, a force field around your car.  Think of it like sunscreen….its just a thin layer of protection against the elements. Firstly, you have to decide what Factor you want to apply, then you need to re-apply as and when, based on what activity you’re doing.  Would you be convinced if someone told you that you only need to apply once every few years and it would last, regardless of how you wash…..we would hope not.

The same is true of Paint Protection. You have various “Factors” or technologies to choose from – PTFE, Organic, Inorganic, Glass (also referred to as Ceramic or Nano Coatings).  They all produce slightly different results but even the professional opinions vary as to which is better. The base product costs also vary greatly.

Probably the biggest myth is that Paint Protection is really expensive.  Whilst that can be true, especially if you buy it from your dealer, it doesn’t need to be, as there are a range of products with various price points from $500 – $1500.

The benefits of buying through Car Care;

  1. We carry a complete range of different options depending on your budget
  2. The product will be applied by a professional where you can see it happening!
  3. We offer a guarantee on every application
  4. We prepare your car prior to application.It might surprise you to know how many new cars require some work to prepare the surface…even some very expensive models.
  5. Our prices will be significantly lower as we don’t have an expensive After Market Department.
  6. We will provide you an aftercare guide to ensure you know how to retain the integrity of the product whilst you have the car.
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Benefits of Paint Protection with Car Care:

  • An extensive range of products and technologies

  • Application by Professional Detailers

  • Manufacturer Warranty

  • Price to suit every budget

  • Full car detail included

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How does Paint Protection work

Whilst there are a huge range of product options when it comes to vehicle paint protection – PTFE, Organic, Inorganic and Glass – they all perform a very similar task,  protecting your cars paintwork.

Every car has 3 layers added to the metal bodywork – Filler, Base Coat, Clear Coat.  The number of layers and the thickness of those layers vary according to the manufacturer and is, as you would expect, closely aligned to the vehicle price. This makes it very interesting when you consider that Paint Protection is often considered more worthwhile on expensive cars when in actual fact the opposite could be true as the less expensive cars have a reduced level of protection against the elements.

Paint Protection works by adding a coating on top of your cars Clear Coat giving an additional level of protection.  The mistake some owners make is believing that this layer repels everything that lands on the car.  Some of this is due to the over hyping of Paint Protection by car dealer After Sale Departments in an attempt to justify the huge prices charged.  Paint Protection will:

a. Add an additional layer of protection against contaminants, giving you more time to remove them before they cause damage.

b. Make your car easier to keep clean as the contaminants are sitting on the surface.

c. Improve the shine of your vehicle

d. Provide greater protection from UV rays

There is one proviso with the above and that is you need to ensure that the product is applied properly.  Seems obvious but in many cases the application is done off site by untrained applicators under pressure to get the car finished.  With a mobile professional detailer the whole process is visible to you.  They are also not confined to one product and can therefore apply a product that fits with your budget.

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About Car Care Australia

Car Care started in Perth in 1987 and has grown into Australia’s largest mobile car detailer. Even from those early days we set out to be different and were the first company to carry our own power and water so that we could work anywhere. In many ways our service hasn’t changed that much although the range of car care products we carry have grown significantly over time. Back in those early days there was no such thing as Paint Protection or Micro Fibre Cloths.

In 1990 we saw franchising as a way to expand our network that now covers every State and Territory in Australia as it not only created opportunities for over 300 men and women to run their own business it also ensured the level of service that we wanted to offer with customer focused detailers. We even expanded to New Zealand.

That attention to detail along with national coverage has enabled us to provide our car detailing services to most (if not all) of the major vehicle manufacturers over that time. It has also enabled us to work on some very different and challenging events. This included maintaining a fleet of Audi’s as they and the accompanying journalists travelled across the Nullabor. We have attended most sporting events from AFL to Cricket to the Australian Open, Formula 1 Grand Prix, etc. and more recently in 2019 looking after all the vehicles (including the Royal one) at the Invictus Games in Sydney.

The most significant changes we have seen have been in technology. When we started out there was no such thing as mobile phones so our detailers used a telephone box to call the office for their next job. Through a cloud based job allocation system developed by our parent company Mpower Franchising Pty Ltd our detailers can now access enquiries through an App on their phone enabling them to respond to a client promptly.

We will continue to innovate and expand our coverage and range of services in the car appearance market through delivering a mobile service in a client focused way whilst maintaining the opportunities for those wishing to run their own business.

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Why Our Customers Use Car Care

I have had clients commenting on how clean and fresh the car is

Fantastic service and professional job by Ian on our car. It needed a good clean through as I was soon to be using it for work and it came up trumps! I have had clients commenting on how clean and fresh the car is and I will use this service again. I highly recommend Ian

Matt Kibblewhite
Mindarie

Went the extra mile.

Ontime, friendly service with a smile. Went the extra mile.

Ilma Leahy
Ipswich

I will be booking for a full service for my 1960 jaguar mark 9

I looked at your website yesterday and was so impressed I will be booking for a full service for my 1960 jaguar mark 9 later in the year with the Couplertec rust protection as well.

Laurence Watkins

My car has never looked so swish

These guys are absolutely amazing. My car has never looked so swish. I have two kids who have managed to trash my car with green smoothies, chocolate milkshakes and all sorts of other gross stuff. All these stains have been removed and the car looks brand new. Thank you!!

Sheree Sharma
Redland Bay

Love your work!

The car looks amazing. Love your work Greg.

Dorota
Greenfields, WA

A great job, every time

Rocky from Car Care Springwood comes and details My Ford Ranger and my Mrs’s Ford Focus each month. Rocky always turns up and reminds us if we have forgotten a few days before our monthly appointment. Our cars are always spotless and Rocky and his son Rocko always leave our driveway and sometimes our work

Jasmine Mattick
Springwood, QLD

In showroom condition

Thank you Ian for an excellent job on our two vehicles. Both are now in showroom condition and I will be calling you back from time to time to maintain them, I look forward to the next visit.

Peter Fowers
Mindarie

An unbelievable job inside and out

Jim from Fremantle Car Care came to clean our car today and just want to say that he did an unbelievable job inside and out! The car had been neglected for a long time that it was a bit of an embarrassment. Jim kept insisting it wasn’t “the worst” he’d seen but I think he

Jeremy B
Fremantle, WA

We took our new car for a 6wk road trip

Great service and quality of work. We took our new car for a 6wk road trip so it was pretty yuk in returning it now looks brand new again Thankyou.

Blaire Bowen
Ipswich

Worked tirelessly for 5 hours

From my initial contact with the owner of Car Care, Craig, with whom I expressed my cynicism regarding the false claims that went unchecked with other “online and web-based advertisers”, he reassured me that their philosophy was simple – “we pride ourselves on ensuring our customers are satisfied”.
From the moment the Car Care

Bruce
Dural, NSW

My car has never been so clean

My car has never been so clean 🙌🏽💯

Joshua Wilder
Redland Bay

My Hummer looks like new

Thanks Greg, my Hummer looks like new, I’m real fussy with my baby…

Ange
Falcon, WA

Got a full detail at a great price

Got a full detail at a great price. Fantastic work & top service, will use again. Car looks amazing.

Nicholas Wood
Ipswich

Awesome job man, Very impressed

Had my 4wd cleaned by Jared the Burswood guy. Awesome job man, Very impressed.

Cameron Reid
Burswood, WA

You did a fantastic job of the car

Hi Greg, this is Sam whose car you detailed today. Just want to say thank you, you did a fantastic job of the car and I am definitely happy with your service! Will definitely leave a review on your business page. Thanks again. Enjoy your weekend!

Sam
Fremantle

Ian did such a great job and the car sold within two days

Great job!!! Took my 09 Hilux to Ian for a cut and polish as I was wanting to sell her, the body was faded and needed some help had some standard tree scuff marks and scratches. But not only that he went beyond what I asked him to do and gave life back into the

Norbert Csosza
Mindarie

I’m impressed with the attention to detail I got for my dollar

I had Car Care come in to do a Full Detail service. I just bought a used Golf but there was a lingering interior smell of the family dog. The detailer (Ming Yin – Car Care SILVERWATER, NSW) arrived spot-on time on the Saturday morning and spent a solid four hours going over the car.

Sean Maher
Birchgrove, NSW

Jared returned our ute to showroom condition.

We would just like to thank Jared from Car Care Burswood for his professionalism and amazing abilities. We have had our 4WD detailed twice by Jared and both times he made the car look brand new again. He has also detailed our work ute which we must say was in a sad state and looked

Brooke & Jeff Fitch
African Thatch Pty Ltd

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Fremantle Dockers
Fremantle, WA

Even arranged to come to my work place.

During a break in, my car was left in shambles. After hearing glowing recommendations I called Ian, from Car Care Mindarie, who was outstanding. Ian booked me in for the next day and even arranged to come to my work place. My car now looks better than ever! I will definitely be passing on Ian’s name and

Kathryn Korr
Mindarie

On completion it practically looked like a brand new car again!

I sent through an enquiry and within 2 hours I had a call back to confirm a price and a booking for the very next day. I am getting ready to sell my car and on completion it practically looked like a brand new car again! Very happy and I highly recommend!!

Matthew Green
Ipswich

Booked late Sunday for 8.00am Monday

Very good job. Booked late Sunday for 8.00am Monday. Arrived on time. Very helpful. Car came up better than expected as there was a lot of bird poo as the car had been left under a tree overnight and had settled for 48hrs . Daniel was able to advise on what process to take to

David Morgan
Ipswich

Wow – what a difference – fabulous job

Brenton was great from the minute I made my enquiry right through to the easy payment options. I needed my daughters 2007 Getz detailed as it had been off the road for 2 years and I wanted it to look good for her return. Wow – what a difference – fabulous job.

Val Short
Brisbane

My Hummer looks like new

Thanks Greg, my Hummer looks like new, I’m real fussy with my baby….Cheers 

Ange
Falcon

My car looks fantastic

Hi Greg. Thanks so much – my car looks fantastic.

Wendy

Over the Moon

Hi Greg, Thanks you for the wonderful job you did on Corinna’s car, she was over the moon with the results.

Peta Owen
Mandurah Vicinity Centres
Mandurah

Greg is a fantastic bloke, easy to deal with and does a great job

Greg is a fantastic bloke, easy to deal with and does a great job. Highly recommended. Greg you did fantastic job on the Landcruiser. It’s now definitely ready for sale. I will definitely be getting you back to put the new car paint protection on. Just wanted to let you know that the water stain on

Dave
Mandurah

Above and Beyond the call of duty

Absolutely Loved the work, Ben went Above and Beyond the call of duty, A BIG THANK YOU to Ben.

Kelly
Flagstaff Hill, SA

Professionalism and attention to detail

I had Jae come out to detail one of our vehicles being a Subaru Forrester. The car was in a pretty dirty condition with my husband using it for work purposes. I was very impressed with Jae’s professionalism and attention to detail. The car looks immaculate as we are getting ready to trade it in.

Sue Babich
Kellyville Ridge, NSW

Detailed my car for very first show and it looked brilliant

I would just like to say a big thankyou to Chris. I would be happy to highly recommend his services. He detailed my car for very first show and it looked brilliant. He went above and beyond to ensure it looked its best, even to the extent of attending the car show for touch ups

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Winner of Best 4×4 at Car Show
Marsden Park, NSW

It was worth every cent.

G’day Greg, I just wanted to thank you for doing such a magic job on Megan’s car. It was worth every cent.

Scott Graham
Mandurah

Highly recommended

Thank you Stuart from Car Care Ormeau for the great job on my car. Highly recommended.

Tanya Ray
United Home Services
Ormeau, VIC

It came up better than I thought it would

Hi Greg, thanks for doing my car today, it came up better than I thought it would. Thanks also for driving me to work, fully appreciated your services today and will certainly recommend you.

Penny
Mandurah, WA

Very happy customer

Very happy customer, first time user of the car care franchise.
Was extremely happy with Dean Pitcher, who I can’t speak highly enough of Dean. Took his time to achieve perfection, made my car look brand new. Will definitely be contacting and referring him to everybody. Thanks Dean

Jenna Duncan

Our car came up cleaner than we had expected or hoped for, inside and out

Hi, I was in contact a little while ago – hoping to leave a review for the work that Chris did on our Prado… Chris was such a genuine person to work with – who obviously cared about the quality of his work – taking time to get through all the pet hair we had

Sara & Dave

Very prompt, professional and polite

Glen from Car Care NT, was very prompt, professional and polite, the car looks brand new. I will be letting people know about the business and will be a return customer. I just wanted to send you a message to say how happy I am with my car detail on Saturday. Glen was very prompt,

Kara Blohm
NT

I Highly Recommend Chris, Great Job!!

I Highly Recommend Chris, Great Job!!

Sam
Hahndorf, SA

This guy is so passionate about cleaning your car.

This guy (Brenten) is so passionate about cleaning your car. He was out in the heat and humidity but never complained. He just laughs and carry on. His knowledge of cleaning products for cars is great. Always on time and impeccably clean and tidy. Totally recommend. 5 stars.

Sharon Bray
Brisbane

The best car wash you can get in Noosa

The best car wash you can get in Noosa and the surrounding area is from Simon and his team at Car Care Noosa. They are always on time and do an excellent job with big or small vehicles.

Foodyfomo
Noosa

You did an amazing job mate, well done

We had Corey Baker to detail our car for sale last weekend and I have to say “You did an amazing job mate, well done” Thank you. We will definitely recommend you to everybody. Even if they don’t have a car, I’ll tell them to buy one, so you can clean it.

Allen Wendt

Amazing service

Amazing service and great people in general never disappointed and so cheap!!

Jack Clubb
Redland Bay

This is a letter of appreciation and great service we have received from one of your Franchisees.

We have used a number of Detailers for our Company vehicles such as cars, four wheel drives and our heavy trucks. It is with great pleasure that we can highly recommend Colin Crane from Car Care Casey who offers a brilliant service and goes above and beyond our expectations. Colin made a great first impression

Tim Kirby

My car looks great!

My car looks great. Thank you very much Greg.

Warren
Dawesville, WA

I wish to express my great satisfaction

I wish to express my great satisfaction with your Franchisee Car Care Southern Highlands (Alan Royle).
Alan did an absolutely fantastic job and recommend him very highly. Our car is only 1 month old and I have taken it 4WD’ing and it came back with scratches that Alan removed.
Alan was pleasant, thorough

Geoff Bateup
Balio Oasis
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