I am buying a new Dodge truck. Should I purchase the paint sealant from the car dealership? Is the cost worth the protection? I don't want to hand wax this truck.
Paint sealant from the dealership is little more than a wax job that can be performed by yourself or a detail shop. Some dealerships will outsource paint protection to an independent shop or do it in-house, meaning there could be a second and third party that needs to be paid, adding to the overall cost. By doing it yourself or going to a detail shop, you eliminate the middle man and save some cash. We talked with an independent shop that performs paint protection for local dealerships, and their procedure is to spray wax onto the vehicle, then use a low-speed buffer to buff the wax into the paint. Doesn’t sound too complicated, does it?
According to the Cars.com article “Getting the Best Deal: Financing & Insurance”:
“All new cars are built with rust-resistant galvanized steel (or aluminum or fiberglass) and treated with a rustproofing agent at the factory. Experts say dealer-applied rustproofing is unnecessary, at best. Paint ’sealant’ is a similar story: Factory paint is sealed and durable and can be protected effectively with a coat of wax you apply yourself.”
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