Should I Put PPF (Paint Protection Film) On My Tesla?

If you are a new Tesla owner, you may have done some research and stumbled upon the term Paint Protection Film. Paint Protection Film PPF is the best investment you can make to protect your vehicle’s exterior paint for its lifetime from scratches, rock chips, clear coat failure, and other environmental elements. Do you want to keep your Tesla looking brand new, extremely glossy, scratch-resistant, and protected without the need of extensive washes and little maintenance? Keep reading to learn more!

6 Things You Should Know About PPF On Your Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Tesla Model X, and Tesla Model S.

  1. What Is Paint Protection Film (PPF)?

Paint Protection Film is a thick, clear film that is installed by professionals and bonded to your vehicle’s paint. Originally, it was developed for helicopters used by the US Military to protect against debris and harsh elements before making its way into a commercialized product for the automotive industry. At Clubhouse Garage, we use the #1 Paint Protection Film on the market, Ceramic Pro’s KAVACA Self-Healing, Ceramic Coated PPF. KAVACA Self-Healing, Ceramic Coated PPF is the only true ceramic-infused paint protection film on the market, best in its class for durability, clarity, gloss, and warranty among other conventional films like XPEL, STEK, SunTek or 3M.

2. What Are The Benefits Of Paint Protection Film, (PPF)?

  • Protection:
    Our PPF protects your vehicle’s paint from rock chips, minor scratches, and environmental elements such as etchings from bug splatter or bird droppings. If in the chance a dent occurs in a body panel, you no longer need to replace the entire panel or pay for an extensive paint job. With PPF, all you would need is affordable, paint-less dent repair, and to replace the one section of PPF since the PPF protects the paint.

  • Enhancement:
    Our PPF enhances the finish and clarity of your vehicle’s paintwork. It also hides the minor swirl marks that come from factory or improper washing techniques.

  • Self-Healing:
    Unlike clear coat, PPF has a self-healing layer on the surface. Keeping your protected car out in the sun or pouring warm water on the surface will heal the PPF.

  • Warranty:
    KAVACA Self-Healing, Ceramic Coated PPF has the longest warranty period of 12 years against any yellowing or cracking compared to its competitors like XPEL, STEK, SunTek or 3M.

3. How Much Protective Film Should You Add On Your Tesla? What Should You Protect?

The amount of paint protection film you should put on your vehicle will depend on your allotted budget and the type of driving you do. For the drivers who do a lot of highway driving on their commute, we recommend our most popular PPF Package called a Full Front End. This covers the highest impact areas including the hood, front bumper, fenders, mirrors, headlights, taillights and door cups. This will protect the vehicle’s front end from rock chips, scratches, tree sap, bird droppings, bug splatter, and other common contaminants.  Since Tesla’s have a large surface area in the front, our Full Front End Package is perfect to ensure your vehicle stays looking brand new for years to come!

4. When Is The Ideal Time To Get PPF Installed?

The best time to protect your Tesla is when it’s brand new and the paint hasn’t been exposed to road debris. Paint protection film on an older vehicle might require paint chip repair or extensive paint correction which can end up being more costly for you.

5. How Do You Find The Right High-End Detail Shop To Install Your Clear Bra Paint Protection Film?

Paint Protection Film is a well worth it investment, so you’re going to want to make sure you get it done at the right shop. You’re going to want to start by researching PPF near me online. You should review their online reputation by looking through the work they’ve completed and their online reviews. After you’ve settled on a shop, you need to physically visit the location. You’re going to want to make sure the shop is very clean, as PPF requires a clean, dust-free, and temperature-controlled environment for the best installation. You want to make sure that their team has been thoroughly trained and that they have a plotter, which is a high-tech machine used to precisely cut the paint protection film. This is a sign that the shop is highly invested in their line of work. I would also make sure that the shop extends and wraps all the edges of the PPF where possible, which is the cleanest install and doesn’t allow for dirt to get underneath the PPF. I would also make sure that they remove emblems and don’t cut around them. Clubhouse Garage checks all of these boxes! We are located in Hamilton Township, NJ. We service all of New Jersey and Pennsylvania such as Princeton, Princeton Junction, West Windsor, Hopewell, Flemington, Pennington, Robbinsville, Lawrenceville Township, Hillsborough, Plainsboro, Newtown, Levittown, Lambertville, and much more!

6. Will Insurance Companies Pay For Re-Installation?

All of our services go on your Carfax report. Insurance companies will most likely replace your paint protection film if you let them know that this is something you’ve added to your vehicle. Ceramic Pro KAVACA is one of the more well-known films that are recognized by insurance companies.

Applying a quality PPF like KAVACA is something you can do today in order to help maintain the look and feel of your car’s paint for years to come. Preserving your car’s resale value is an added bonus. If you’re looking for more information about paint protection film (PPF/Clear Bra), check out our Paint Protection Film (PPF) Packages and Contact Us to schedule your appointment! You can also check out to learn more about KAVACA film. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make sure that you’re getting the right package for your vehicle’s needs. We look forward to getting you all set up with Paint Protection Film today!