Teflon Coating or Ceramic Coating: Which is Better for Your Car?


07 Jun 2023

Comparing Teflon Coating and Ceramic Coating For Car

The first time your newly bought car comes out of the showroom, the first thing that steals your heart is the shine and color of your car. No matter if you are a regular commuter or a car enthusiast, you want it to stay fresh and clean forever. But that's something not likely to happen given the dust and pollution that comes with the daily commute.

Yes! With time, the paint on your car starts wearing off, and you wish you could still keep it shining somehow. That's where Teflon coating (TC) and Ceramic coating (CC) come to help.

What is Teflon Coating?

This type of coating for cars can help keep the paint on the bodies of the car intact for a long time. Many car dealers suggest using this TC on cars to enhance the appeal of the vehicle. TC is also known as PTFE or polytetrafluoroethylene. By following the appropriate guidelines as per the traffic rules, TC can be applied.

Pros & Cons of Teflon Coating

TC imparts some benefits on application to the car bodies, some of which can be summarized as follows:

  • Makes the cars shiny and attractive

  • Wipes off any minor scratches on the body

  • Prevents corrosion

  • Delays the process of natural wear and tear

  • Prevent newer scratches from appearing on the car bodies

  • When followed up repeatedly, it is possible to increase the durability of the paint on the car's body.

As is with any good thing, there are some disadvantages of using TC, which are as follows:

  • Does not stay for a long duration until repeatedly coated

  • The repeated coating can be an expensive process, given the size of the vehicle and the service provider charges

  • Teflon coating paint can be easily duped, and you may be charged the same price for a cheaper alternative.

What is Ceramic Coating (CC)?

CC is a clear type of coating involving the use of liquid polymers. The CC provides better protection than TC. It connects with the car's paint at the molecular level, offering a protective shield over the car's body against dust and pollution. CC can also be applied following appropriate traffic rules.

Like TC, CC also imparts some advantages and disadvantages.

Pros & Cons of Ceramic Coating

The list of advantages of using CC includes:

  • Providing an additional layer of protection against basic contamination.

  • Having almost no side effects on the car's paint.

  • Longer lasting bond on the car's body.

  • Easy to clean.

  • Enhancing the overall appeal of the vehicle.

To talk about the disadvantages of CC:

  • The coating process takes up to three days to be completed.

  • The cost of CC is on the higher side.

  • It takes a trained professional to do the coating.


Ceramic coating definitely provides better advantages over Teflon coating. If you are okay with bearing the costs and taking the time to get a ceramic coating done, you should go for it by complying with the guidelines as per the current traffic rules of your state, region, or country. Also, remember that your new vehicle should mandatorily have auto insurance, which you can check here.

Team Kotak GIC

The content of this blog has been created and carefully reviewed by the esteemed team at Kotak General Insurance, with the sole purpose of providing valuable guidance and sharing insights on the importance of general insurance. Our objective is to assist users in making informed decisions when purchasing or renewing insurance policies for their cars, bikes, and health. Our expertly curated information aims to empower our readers with the knowledge they need to protect their valuable assets and financial interests.