So… You’re the proud owner of a new Tesla. It’s rolled off the factory line in pristine condition and, naturally, you want to keep it that way. One area that’s particularly prone to chips and damage is the windshield. But, thankfully, there are a couple of easy ways to reduce the risk of this.
Read on for the definitive windshield protection guide for your new Tesla (or, indeed, any other prestige marque).
When it comes to windshield protection, you have two options. The first of these is clear paint protection film (PPF), a product also referred to as clear bra. However, not all of these are made equal, so it’s important to ensure that you get the right type fitted.
By far the most important aspect is to use a PPF that doesn’t provide any distortion to your vision. While most PPF has high clarity, some are more prone to this than others. A PPF that needs to be stretched to fit might cause more distortion than one that’s heat-molded to the glass.
Windshield protection must be able to withstand UV rays. This is especially relevant in hot climates, such as Florida. Different qualities use varying materials. It’s important to make the right selection to ensure good longevity. You’ll also need to be sure that the film won’t get scratched by the wiper blades., so speak to your installer to understand how your chosen product manages this.
The alternative to PPF for your windscreen is advanced ceramic coating. By this, we’re referring to the professional grade that can only be installed by a licensed provider. The so-called DIY ceramic coatings that you can purchase in-store or online aren’t suitable for this purpose because they contain lots of silicon oils that diffuse light. This is certainly not the effect you want on your windscreen…!
While a professional ceramic coating can be applied, there are some considerations to think about. While the product is crystal clear and offers hydrophobic properties to the glass, there’s one big downside:
Because the water can’t cling to the windscreen, it clings to the wipers instead.
Now, for some people, this isn’t a huge issue. But others find it very annoying. For this reason, most professional paint and glass protection services will only install a ceramic coating on a windshield if a customer particularly requests it. However, it’s a great product to protect all the other glass on the car.
While we can’t say which type of windscreen protection you should choose for your new Tesla, it’s important that you have all the facts. That way, you can make an informed decision as to whether PPF or ceramic coating will suit your needs. Or, indeed, whether you decide to forgo either, instead concentrating on the other windows and the vehicle paintwork.
South Floridian Tesla owners, listen up! Actually, this is a shout-out to anyone who wants the ultimate windshield protection for their ride… Paint protection and window tint & protection experts, Auto SuperShield, offer a premier service for the sunshine state’s car drivers and owners of distinction.
Don’t sign on any dotted line before you’ve spoken to us about the right windshield protection for your vehicle. We’ll provide honest, down-to-earth intel as to the pros and cons of windshield protection—and we’ll do so before any work is carried out. If, after our discussion, you decide that no windshield protection is the way to go, then we’ll shake hands and part as friends. Quite simply, we promise never to hit you with any type of hard sell—but we do promise to tell you the truth.
Head over to our website at https://www.autosupershield.com/contact and reach out today. We’re ready and waiting for your email or call.
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