Getting a pristine new car is exciting, but the feeling often doesn’t last as long as you would like. If you’re afraid of your new Tesla getting scratched or dented, you may consider a PPF film.
But is that going to break the bank? This article thoroughly explains the Tesla Model Y PPF cost to help you decide.
TL;DR: the Tesla Model Y PPF cost can be anywhere from $900 to $8,000. The average cost for a Tesla Model Y full coverage PPF is around $7,000, and the front-end wrap is around $3,000.
The price depends on…
- how much of the car you have covered
- the condition of your vehicle
- the number of panels you need
- your location & appointment availability
- type of PPF you choose
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What Is PPF?
PPF stands for Pain Protection Film. It’s a transparent film that has self-healing properties to protect a car’s body, paint and frame. Unlike standard body paint, a PPF wrap can prevent scratches, scuffs, and dents, so your car looks brand new for longer.
When driving on the highway, pebbles, debris, and gravel can fly up, causing minor chips and damage to the car’s paint. PPF is perfect for mitigating these problems. It can protect your vehicle from resins, limescale, and even gross insects.
The self-healing properties work by rearranging the layers when under heat. When the PPF is in the sun or exposed to a heat gun, the underlying PPF layer particles shift to dissipate the scratch or dent.
For obvious reasons, PPF is a valuable addition to your new car, providing peace of mind and reducing the need for future body work.
Cost Breakdown of PPF for Tesla
First, it’s worth noting that the cost breakdown that follows applies to Tesla Models 3, Y, S, and X. While prices will differ depending on the condition of your vehicle, your location, and the shop you choose, these four models generally cost the same to wrap with PPF.
As mentioned, the Tesla Model Y PPF cost can be between $900 and $8,000. The sections below will give you a better understanding of the costs.
Types of PPF
Below are the three most common types of PPF and how they compare cost-wise.
- Most Expensive Option: TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
- Middle Option: TPH (Combination of Polyvinyl Chloride and Thermoplastic Polyurethane)
- Cheapest Option: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
Below are the most common PPF coverage options, what they include, and the average cost for Teslas.
- Full Body ($7,500): Every inch of external paint has PPF
- Full Front and Rocker ($3,250): Front bumper, fenders, hood, mirror caps, rocker panels (or lower door on Model Y), behind rear wheels, headlights, a-pillars to the front of the roof, rear luggage loading trunk strip, fog lights, and headlights
- Full Front ($2,500): Front bumper, fenders, hood, mirror caps, fog lights, and headlights
- Partial Front ($1,450): Front bumper, partial fenders, and partial hood
This factor is very subjective, so it’s hard to predict how the car’s condition will impact the cost. However, it’s safe to say that the rougher shape your car is in, the more the body shop will cost.
Putting PPF on a brand-new car is much easier than putting it over existing dents, scuffs, and scratches. You may be charged more for the additional labor.
But if the present damage is bad enough, the body shop may insist they cannot do the PPF wrap without first repairing the body damage, which will cost you more.
Below are the most frequently asked questions about the Tesla Model Y PPF cost.
How much does PPF for Tesla cost?
For most Teslas, a PPF wrap costs between $1,500 and $2,500 if you want a front-end wrap, and your car is in decent condition.
How much does a full PPF cost?
The price varies depending on your vehicle. But PPF usually costs around $7,000 to wrap the entire car.
Does Tesla recommend PPF?
Yes! Tesla recommends putting paint protection on your car if you want to keep it looking newer for longer. They suggest getting it if you want to maintain a beautiful exterior, reduce paint maintenance, and increase your Tesla’s resale value.
How much does it cost to 3M wrap a Tesla Model Y?
3M PPF is an ultra-thin transparent layer. It’s one of the most common PPF wrap brands for Teslas, and the prices start as low as $800 and go as high as $9,000. The average cost is $5,000 for a full-body wrap.
Do you need PPF for Tesla?
Technically, no. PPF is optional, and the standard paint on cars is decently tough and resilient. However, PPF helps prevent scratches and dents, to keep your car looking brand new for months or even years.