Re: Is dealer paint/interior protection worth it?
Since we started lugging kids around in the back seat of our vehicles, I now regularly negotiate the protection package into purchase contracts. It's an easy item for the dealer to include at cost and it has some nice benefits. Without going over the whole package, paint sealant, fabric protection, leather conditioner ... the real reason why my wife and I opt for this package is the interior condition warranty. If you've tried to clean up spilt milk or yogurt from carpetting, it's not easy nor pleasant. The differences in cleaning up these spills with protect fabric is night and day, it literally just blots out. The one time we couldn't get the milk out we got a free professional detailing, under the warranty, which is included with these packages. I've usually been able to get 1 free detailing out of the warranty even without a major incident. The benefits of the exterior paint sealant are well documented. The way I look at this, when you include this w/ leased vehicles, it's almost like insurance against wear and tear charges.
My 2013 was treated just a week ago because it took my dealer over a month to get the Mopar approved protection kit in stock. We shall see how it holds up against the Xzilon treatment on my Ford Edge.