Posted on: 5 December 2019
Luxury sports cars like the Italian-made Maserati are the status cars of the financially elite. If you are fortunate enough to own one of these vehicles, you want to do all you can to maintain its pristine condition. In the event that you need to have some of the paint on the vehicle touched up or redone, never have the vehicle's paint job managed by the "$99.95 paint job" shop. Here is why you should only have the paint job on these vehicles completed by Maserati certified body shops.
These Companies Use Very Specific Paint Colors
All luxury sports cars ever made were created with company- and model-specific paint colors. These colors are typically only available from the manufacturer, and therefore, cannot be duplicated in any shop not certified by the manufacturer as an auto body shop for the manufacturer's vehicles. If you (for whatever reason) attempt to repaint or touch up the paint on your luxury sports car via a cheap paint job, the colors will not match, and it damages the value and collectibility of the car.
Preowned Value Takes a Giant Nosedive
In the event that you want to sell your luxury sports car back to a dealership, a bad paint job ruins the preowned value. In fact, a paint job not completed by a manufacturer-certified auto body technician destroys your vehicle's chances of ever being certified preowned by the manufacturer. There are extremely strict standards in place for these kinds of vehicles, and even a bad paint job can rule your vehicle out for the preowned and resale program standards. A car that might have gone for tens of thousands of dollars can lose up to seventy-five percent of its potential value just because it was repainted or touched up in paint colors that do not match the company's chosen paint colors or because the touch-ups are awful.
Restoration After Damage Has to Be Perfect
When you spend fifty, seventy-five, or one-hundred-thousand-plus dollars on a luxury sports vehicle, restoration of any kind has to be perfect. You should never settle for less. If you can afford a car of this magnitude, then you should be able to afford the paint and bodywork after an accident or after someone has keyed, scraped, bumped, or dented your vehicle. You want the vehicle to be seen, but you also want people to be wowed, not dismayed, by the paint job.Share