CM3 Automotive Detailing is proud to serve Elgin and the surrounding areas with our high-quality ceramic coating and car detailing services. We often get asked a lot of questions about ceramic coating and how it can help your vehicle, so we've put together this handy FAQ guide to help answer some of the common questions. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly team!


  • What is ceramic coating?
  • Why is it important?
  • How long does it last?
  • How does it work?
  • Do you offer a warranty?
  • Is it scratch-proof?
  • Do I still have to wash my car?


Get Answers To Your Car Detailing Questions

What Is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is here to make your life much easier. You can say goodbye to flimsy waxes and its constant applications. Ceramic coating helps to protect your car and your paint job from bird poop, bugs, road salts, UV rays, and more. It also gives a superior gloss to your vehicle.

Why Is It Important?

If you want to protect your vehicle and keep it looking as great as possible for as long as possible, you need ceramic coating. It is long-lasting and requires very little maintenance to keep it shining and looking as good or better than new!

How Long Does It Last?

At CM3 Automotive Detailing, we specialize in Owner's Pride and Opti-Coat ceramic coating products, which can last up to seven years! We have several different packages that offer different levels of protection and ceramic coating thickness. You can get a quote from us today to see the available levels of protection!

How Does It Work?

The ceramic in the products that we use reacts chemically and bonds to the clear coating on your car, permanently bonding with your paint. That is why they do not require applications like traditional waxes.

Do You Offer A Warranty?

Yes! We do offer various levels of warranty for our work, and there are warranties available from the coating manufacturers as well. These warranties will vary depending on the level of service and type of product that you choose, so contact our Elgin team to learn more.

Is It Scratch-Proof?

Ceramic coatings are not scratch-proof, but it is tougher than traditional paint and clear coats. It does however help to reduce swirls and marring of the surface of your vehicle, adding depth and shine to your factory paint job.

Do I Still Have To Wash My Car?

Even though your ceramic coating is tough, slick, and requires less maintenance, it will still need to be washed. The better you maintain your vehicle with regular washes, the longer your coating can last since there will be less build-up of debris, dirt, and other contaminants on your car.

Schedule Your Ceramic Coating Today

Whether you are adding a new ceramic coating to your vehicle or you need to schedule a wash to keep your car in tip-top condition, you can always count on the friendly Elgin-based team at CM3 Detailing. Contact us today if you have any other questions about ceramic coating or to schedule your own appointment. We look forward to making your car shine like never before with our high-quality ceramic coating treatments.