So you’ve bought a new car, we all know what comes next, it’s the hard sell on their in-house world “leading, ultimate, unbeatable” protection products. But it’s not only about price, more often than not you’ll be purchasing nothing more than a glorified sealant whose lifespan is often dramatically shorter than claimed and when you go to claim the warranty, for whatever reason it isn’t covered. They are very clever because after all, what’s another $10 per week for all of that? Well…. It’s usually an extra $1500-3000 in the long run. More often than not if you jump on Google and try to research their ‘world leading’ products, you will find little to no information, you certainly won’t find hundreds of members of the public shouting their praise.
We have many vehicles come in with dealership “paint protection” and they often show defects such as:
- Swirl marks
- Bird dropping etchings and more
These customers often come in within the first 3-6 months of having owned the vehicle. They have generally contacted the paint protection product’s warranty team only to be told that they aren’t covered for whatever reason.