When and Why You Should Wax Your Car

September 10th, 2014 by

How Do You Know When to Wax Your Car?

If you have waxed your car before you know that it’s a time consuming process, and quite frankly a total pain. Because of this, many car owners never or infrequently wax their vehicles. Car owners often consider waxing their car something to be done only on special occasions to give their cars some extra shine. In reality, waxing your car is something that should be done as part of routine maintenance to protect your vehicle’s finish; the same way an oil change protects the engine. Neglecting to wax your car may result in ruined paint and a lower resale value. There are all sorts of other benefits to waxing in addition to the added paint protection.

Waxing Your Car Covers Imperfections

While wax won’t make any scratches go away, it can help hide them. Wax will fill small imperfections in your paint to make them less noticeable.

Waxing Your Car Makes it Shine

It’s safe to say that most people want a good, shiny finish on their vehicle. The easiest way to maintain that glossy finish is by waxing your car. You might find a new sense of pride in your vehicle by giving it a fresh coat of wax.

Waxing Your Car Makes it Easier to Wash

When unpreventable contaminates like bugs, dirt, or sap make their way to your car, they come off much more easily when the car is waxed. With a slippery layer of wax on your car, contaminants slide of with a quick wash instead of clinging to the bare paint.

How Often Should You Wax Your Car?

Hopefully you’re convinced that waxing your car is worth the time or cost to protect your vehicle and keep it looking good; but when should you wax your car?

There’s no absolute guideline here since the answer depends on how your car is used.  Many wax manufactures recommended waxing your car every 2-4 months, check the label on your product of choice for the exact recommended interval. Keep in mind that in Colorado, cars are exposed to very strong sunlight that can quickly break down wax and ruin paint. Because of this, it is wise to keep a close eye on your cars finish. If water does not bead on your car, it’s probably due for a wax. If you have never waxed a car before, you can check out this video from Turtle Wax for instructions.

Let Fisher Wax Your Car

Not into waxing your car yourself? Not a problem, Fisher Auto offers all sorts of detailing options so you can save yourself the hassle. Check out the Dent Repair and Detailing Page for more details. Bring your car to Fisher and drive away with a flawless shine that will keep your car protected.

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