Ceramic Coating is the Newest technology in Automotive Exterior Protection. Since your typical wax lasts only 1 to 3 months at most, it needs to be reapplied at least quarterly. You’ll spend about $150 - $200 four times a year for a good wash and wax. That’s $800 per year. Over 5 years you would spend $4,000 for quarterly waxing.
Since a professional ceramic coating is essentially permanent if maintained properly, it would require a single application over the average lifetime of vehicle ownership. If you never have to wax your car again you would save money. If you invest $1500 for a premium ceramic coating for your car, you would save $2500 over 5 years, compared to quarterly waxing.