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What are Common PPF Purchasing Mistakes?

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

Are you thinking about getting paint protection film to protect your vehicle—one of your biggest investments? Here are some tips to avoid the common paint protection film (PPF) sometimes called clear vinyl wrap purchasing mistakes I’ve seen people make.

Waiting too long to have paint protection done.

Buying on price or discounts alone. You get what you pay for. If you receive a quality product, excellent customer service, and product education, you’ll never overpay.

Paying a large deposit long before the work is done.

Being victim of the bait-and-switch scam. (I’m helping a guy out right now who was quoted a name brand product by another installer, but an inferior product was installed without a consultation.)

Getting pressured by excessive, aggressive sales tactics. (Remember the old adage: Quality always sells.) We post all our prices online - so you know how much paint protection film will cost.

Not buying enough paint protection. For example, a person buys only the partial front-end protection but really needs full-front. (My recommendation is buy partial. If you realize later that you should have bought the full front end, come back and I’ll “eat” the materials and labor costs. We’ll upgrade for the difference in price.)

Example Coverage of Paint Protection Film Highlighted In Blue

Not understanding what the warranty really means. They’re victimized by the unethical sales approach that blurs the line between warranty and life expectancy.

Learning too late that there were big strings attached, and they need to come back for expensive maintenance. Learn how to wash your vehicle here with our pro tips on washing your vehicle.

Not doing their research into pricing options or asking for references from other car owners.

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About the author: Bill Fetter’s passion for cars started at an early age, as he loved anything with wheels. Through his childhood, Bill observed his dad’s work as a mechanical engineer turned marketing manager and proud lifelong employee of General Motors. During high school, Bill honed his passion for cars by hand-washing and detailing his neighbors’ vehicles. Knowing he wanted to be in the automotive industry, Bill earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He’s worked as an engineer in the automotive manufacturing, medical device, steel industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing fields.

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