How Paint Protection Film Protects the Resell Value of Your Car

How Paint Protection Film Protects the Resell Value of Your Car

For anybody who owns their own car, the possibility of resale is always on the cards. In order to resell your car for a good price, it has to be in a good state, this includes performance, interior, and the exterior. Does paint protection film help maintain your car?

In this blog, we will show you how paint protection film protects the resell value of your car.

The UK automotive after-market industry is thriving, ranking fourth in Europe and ninth in the world in terms of size, and turning over an annual £21.1 billion. The sector supports 345,600 jobs and contributes £12.2 billion each year to the economy.

The UK automotive after-market industry seems to be on track to grow further, with a projected value of 574.11 billion dollars by 2030, which is over twenty times growth. With innovations in technology growing ever more sophisticated by the day, the forecast doesn’t seem to be too far off.

That’s why we at Car Specialist Customs are here to provide you with all the information you require to get the best car customisation possible, whilst being as informed as possible.

Can you resell your car for a profit?

It is unlikely that you can make a profit from selling a vehicle you bought. This is because cars naturally go down in value the more they are used. This is simply because usage can result in scuffs, scratches, and fading/damaged paint.

Performance wise, usage can result in various issues depending on the maintenance the car has had. The only exception for making a profit on a car to be sold is if the car is one-of-a-kind or a vintage car. Or if it has had upgrades that make it desirable for certain buyers.

What is paint protection film?

What is paint protection film?

Paint protection film is an optional customisation that serves to protect the vehicle’s paintwork in two ways. Both of which are done due to the application of a layer of vinyl film.

The first and obvious benefit is that it can protect the vehicle from light to some moderate scratches, and dirt that you may accumulate on your vehicle in day to day driving. Especially on motorways, or when driving through erratic weather. The second benefit is that the vehicle is protected from ultraviolet or ‘UV’ rays.

UV rays penetrate the paintwork of the vehicle, over time, a vibrant and vivid colour can end up looking washed and faded. Paint protection film prevents these rays from affecting your vehicle.

Additionally, you can prevent UV damage to your vehicle by…

  • Storing your vehicle indoors wherever possible.
  • Placing a cover over your vehicle when not in use.

Realistically, this is impossible to do for most people at the best of times. This is why paint protection film is vital for those who don’t have multiple options for storing their vehicle. Paint protection film should be applied by a professional for you to receive the full benefits. Installation by untrained people can result in the film coming off.

How paint protection film protects the resell value of your car

How paint protection film protects the resell value of your car

Paint protection film protects your vehicle from light scuffs and scratches, and in a market where almost every blemish can reduce the value of your vehicle, keeping it protected via PPF makes sense.

That being said, the resell value of a car isn’t just dependent on how many scratches or scuffs it has. It is also down to the performance, the interior, and other components. If the rest of these factors are in the worst possible state, having a car that looks pristine won’t make much of a difference to resell value.

The issue is, even if your vehicle is perfectly optimal performance wise, as well as its interior and other components, the resell value can still dramatically diminish if the exterior is damaged, or faded etc.

The exterior of your vehicle is the easiest to damage, whether that be through stains, scratches, and scuffs. Even leaving it exposed to sunlight and the elements can contribute to a fading paint job. This is why paint protection film is such a lifesaver!

Paint protection films stops light scratches from affecting the car, as well as protecting the car from most stains and providing protection against UV rays, which damage the paintwork overtime. When used in conjunction with a ceramic coating, its effectiveness is boosted.

Is it worth adding PPF to a leased car?

Absolutely. As long as your lease provider allows it, you should add paint protection film to the vehicle you are leasing. This helps to keep the vehicle in the most pristine condition possible, meaning the likelihood of you having to cover any damages is reduced.

Can PPF protect against dents and scrapes?

Unfortunately, no. Paint protection film can only protect against light scratches, deep scratches or dents that happen as a result of impact can not be prevented by using PPF. There is no official or legal accessory to add to your vehicle to prevent this. This is because…

  • A durable accessory to protect a vehicle would likely be heavy, this will affect the performance and balance of the vehicle.
  • These issues can largely be avoided by driving safely.
  • The cost of adding an armour like protection over the body of a vehicle would be costly in terms of the product itself and the labour and time required to safely attach it.

The best way to apply paint protection film

Paint protection film installation is available from established car customisation services such as Car Specialist Customs. There are many benefits gained from getting a professional installation from a service like ours. This includes…

  • Pricing is relevant to the size and shape of the car.
  • Professional installation ensures complete coverage, or to specification.
  • Use of the right equipment and PPF, ensuring a lasting, top-quality paint protection film.
  • Answers to any queries, including maintenance/dos and don’ts.
  • A quick installation (depending on the vehicle size and customisations).
  • Installation takes place in a clean indoor space, which is the optimum environment for PPF installation.

Purchase PPF today

Purchase PPF today

Our team members at Car Specialist Customs are extremely passionate and proud of the multiple services and products we provide for the people of Greater Manchester and beyond.

As a fully insured and approved installer, catering to the needs of vehicle owners of Greater Manchester and beyond, we are proud to let you know that we offer services for the following:



Featuring the brands, Pandora, ScorpionTrak, Meta Trak & SmarTrack, we’ve included affordable, and premium products to suit the needs of our customers. With finance options available, and the option of installation, head to our website to get your quote!

We will always go above expectations to make your car feel special to you. With even more services and options becoming available in the future, Car Specialist Customs is the home of making any car unique, secure and special.

See what we can do for you today, we hope the details we shared have helped you decide to take a step forward in personalising your vehicle with our unique service.

We aim to have provided the correct guidance whilst showing you how paint protection film protects the resell value of your car. Whilst also providing supplementary information that can help you make an informed choice when it comes to investing in customisation options for your vehicle.

Want to get in touch? You can find us right here:


Unit 30

Caldershaw Centre

Ings Ln


OL12 7LQ


Monday to Wednesday – 10 AM—7 PM

Thursday – Closed

Friday to Sunday – 11 AM—7 PM


07523 971347 (Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm)


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