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Why PPF is Important for New Cars

Why PPF is Important for New Cars

Getting a new car is an incredibly joyful and nerve-wracking feeling. You are happy at the brand-new vehicle you have, but are also extremely cautious to keep it as pristine as possible. But did you know there’s a way to reduce the anxiety that comes with navigating the roads in a new car?

In this blog, we are going to tell you why PPF is important for new cars.

The UK automotive aftermarket 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. And it is growing: the sector’s value is set to rise to £28 billion by 2022.

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 any car have PPF?

Can any car have PPF?

Essentially yes. Regarding the shape of a car, any car can have PPF applied onto it. However, the issues arise with certain vehicles that are experiencing the following issues:

If a car has any of these issues, they must be addressed before applying a new layer of PPF onto it. If not, it will compromise the effectiveness, and the ease of application of the PPF.

If I am renting or leasing a car, can I apply PPF?

In most cases, yes, you can apply PPF on a rented or leased car. However, this is only if you have received their express permission to do so. In some cases, these vehicles may already have PPF applied to help maintain their value by protecting the vehicle’s body.

It is always good practice to check the details of your agreement before making any choices such as applying PPF. Contacting the provider is the best option to get a simple answer quickly.

Can PPF affect my MOT?

Generally, no. PPF will not impact your MOT. An MOT is done in order to ensure your car is safe to drive, whilst also not compromising the safety of other road users and pedestrians. As long as your PPF is installed professionally, it shouldn’t cause any issues with an MOT.

So whilst PPF doesn’t generally affect an MOT, it has the potential to affect your MOT if:

  • The PPF is obscuring any lights or number plates to a degree where they are limited in visibility or blocked.
  • The PPF is peeling to a degree where it is hanging off the vehicle, giving it the potential to catch onto a surface, vehicle, or person.
  • Improper installation could lead to issues during an MOT. As it has the potential to be mistaken for structural integrity issues on the vehicle itself, which could alter the outcome of your MOT.

Why PPF is important for new cars

Why PPF is important for new cars

PPF is essential for older and newer cars alike. However, they have the greatest benefit on new cars as a result of the protection they provide.

New cars are physically pristine, although their value will reduce as soon as they are used, protecting the body of the vehicle can contribute to the value of the car staying higher than it would have without PPF.

What’s more is that because new cars do not have any physical issues out of the showroom, PPF will be easy to apply. As opposed to older vehicles that may have dents, or issues with the paint, that can significantly affect the application of the PPF. In addition to this point, a newer car that has not been subjected to environmental factors, and is somewhat freshly painted, will have a greater adhesion for the PPF to attach to.

Can PPF be bad for a new car?

Not at all. PPF has no negative benefits for a new car. The only instance in which it could be a problem is if the installation is below an expert standard. You can avoid this by ensuring your PPF installation is carried out by a professional service such as Car Specialist Customs.

Can I use any PPF on a new car?

Technically, yes. However, we do not recommend applying an extremely cheap PPF to your vehicle individually or professionally. We would only recommend PPF that is of established quality. By visiting an established installer, they will be able to provide a PPF of satisfactory quality.

By using a sub-par PPF on a new car, it may likely not last as long as other, higher quality PPF.

How does professional PPF installation work?

The best way to apply paint protection film is through a professional, as their expertise, equipment, and experience will secure a perfect and professional placement quickly.

If you want quality paint protection film to be applied professionally, it is worth visiting a reputable installer 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.
  • You have a point of reference to return to should any issues arise.

Can I install PPF alone?

It is possible to install PPF alone, although it can be extremely difficult without someone to help. Additionally, if you don’t have the equipment necessary, you can struggle to get a clean and professional looking application for your PPF. It can also affect how strong the adhesion is.

Purchase and install PPF today

Purchase and install 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:


Wrapping and PPF:

Interior customisation/ technology:


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.

In this blog, we hope to have established why PPF is important for new cars. 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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