Does the Car Wash Clear Coat Really Protect My Car?

A clean car not only looks nice but it is protected from damage by environmental factors that can harm your paint. Most car washes offer a clear coat finish, but does it really protect your vehicle? Conner Insurance partners with over 20 carriers to bring you the auto insurance you need at rates and coverage amounts you can afford, and we understand that you do everything in your power to extend the lifespan of your car. Let's go over the effectiveness of a clear coat finish in protecting your vehicle.

Protecting Your Automobile

What Does a Clear Coat Do?

Clear coat sealants are designed to protect your vehicle's exterior from environmental elements such as, but not limited to, UV rays, excessive heat, and acid rain. They also provide a glossy finish that makes your vehicle look nice, while also resisting damage to the paint finish. Many drivers opt for these while they are taking their vehicles through the car wash. 

Are Clear Coats Effective?

The clear coat typically used at a car wash is on the low end, and when applied, may not get every part of your vehicle. We recommend manually washing your car and applying a professional clear coat to better protect your vehicle. The clear coat at the car wash will give your vehicle an extra shine and help water roll off the surface, but to really protect your vehicle, you should probably get a professional clear coat sealant.

Should You Get a Clear Coat?

Typically, vehicles do not need a clear coat added every time you take your vehicle to the car wash. Most manufacturers apply a clear coat, and it should last about 10 years. After that, you may only need to apply it once or twice a year. Adding the clear coat may make your vehicle look nice for a bit, but skipping it won’t hurt your vehicle and may even save you some money.

Reach Out For More Information

At Conner Insurance, our specialized skills and more than 70 years of experience help us deliver the coverage you need. We offer benefits programs, commercial coverage, and personal coverage. Contact us at (317) 808-7711 to speak to one of our advisors. Located in Indiana, we serve the whole state including Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fishers, Brownsburg, and Evansville, as well as provide insurance and benefits to all fifty states.

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