You just bought your brand new 2023 Toyota Tundra off the lot and let’s say for the sake of scenario you got it in that beautiful Solar Octane Red. In my opinion that’s one of Toyota’s best color options if not the best. I really like how it pops on the 2023 Toyota Sequoia. Anyways, you just bought your truck in that ostentatious color but you yearn for something more. You say to yourself, “it’s not shinny enough.”
Certainly, any man or woman who just spent almost $100k on a 2023 Toyota Tundra would want it to look good right? Instead of getting another layer of clear coat added, you decide to go with the dealer option and get a ceramic coating. What is a ceramic coating? It’s essentially a vinyl like wrap that is applied to your car via water, and it adheres to the surface providing not only protection against bugs, small rocks, and scratches, but it also gives your car a really nice shine.
However unlike another layer of clearcoat, these ceramic coatings don’t last that long. According to users, you need to maintain it via new sections of wrap, replacing it, and or keeping it clean and checking for bubbles. So, owners asked on Facebook’s 2023 Toyota Tundra group, “is it really worth it?”
After reading all of the answers, the conclusion seems to be that yes, it’s worth it but then you won’t be able to get much off resale value. Why does this matter? Before the pandemic, as soon as you buy a brand new car and drive it off the lot, the resale value drops immensely. However, starting around 2020, as soon as you drove a car off the lot, especially a Toyota, your car value increased with an average of 20%. So, if in case a shortage of 2023 Tundras were to happen then you wouldn’t need to think about that.
To get a good ceramic coating, it will cost you around $1000-$2000 today. Now that’s just the basic coating you can opt for better options for more money. In my opinion I think that it’s worth it because if your Solar Octan Red 2023 Toyota Tundra gets a little rock chip or gets its grill infested with little bugs from the highway, would you as the owner not get angry over that? Besides, if you are a big DIY guy, then you could easily do this in the comfort of your home and save you some money and let’s be honest, everyone could save a little money.
What do you think? Is the ceramic coating worth it? Let us know in the comments below.