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3 Things You Should Know About Waxing Your Car


Many people think waxing your car isn’t necessary; that’s just for people with fancy sports cars, right? As it turns out, wax has a few benefits beyond just making your vehicle look amazing. It’s a great option for anyone who wants to protect their car, spend less time on maintenance, and increase their vehicle’s resale value — no matter what they drive, 

Read on to learn: 

  1. The benefits of waxing your car,
  2. When you should wax it, and
  3. What your wax treatment options are.

1. Benefits of Waxing Your Car

Protection

Along with giving you a shiny exterior, waxing your car protects it from UV rays, rocks, bird droppings, and even water. As harmless as water might seem, rain and road spray carry pollutants and chemicals that can scratch and fade your vehicle’s paint. But a protective layer of wax makes your car’s paint “hydrophobic,” or water-resistant. Wax forces any water that contacts your vehicle’s surface to bunch together into tight beads that can’t sink into (and damage) your paint.

Savings

While there’s an upfront cost to waxing and general auto protection, it’ll save you money in the long run. When you wax your vehicle, you don’t have to wash it as often because you won’t have to deal with as much dirt or grime sticking to your car’s clear coat. And with better year-round protection, you won’t need to budget as much for paint damage repairs!

Higher Value

Looking to sell or trade in your car? You’ll have a higher resale value if its paint is free of rust and paint damage. If you’re an independent seller, you’ll be able to negotiate a higher price for your vehicle if it’s clean, shiny, and well-protected. And if you’re going through a dealership, they’ll have lower reconditioning costs — which means they can give you a better purchase price for your vehicle. Either way, waxing your car will impress another driver and hopefully convince them to buy from you!

2. When to Wax Your Car

Many drivers wonder how often they should wax their vehicles. The all-too-common answer is: It depends. If you part your car in a climate-controlled garage, you might only need to wax it twice a year. But if your vehicle is parked on the street and exposed to harsh winters or year-round direct sunlight, waxing your car might be necessary every three to four months, or every time the seasons change.

No matter how often you decide to wax your vehicle, you can use a simple water bead test to determine whether or not your car is due for a waxing. Just pour water from a glass onto your car’s hood. If the water beads on the surface, the wax is still protecting your car’s paint from the elements like it should be. But if the water forms “sheets” on the paint or streams down the hood of your car, it’s time for a new coat of wax.

3. Your Wax Treatment Options

When you’re ready to wax your vehicle, you have a few treatment options. Of course, there’s always the DIY route, but you may not have the time (or the desire) for waxing your car on your own — and that’s okay! You can bring your vehicle to a professional team and let them take care of the service for you.

A few options for waxing your car include:

Now that you know even more about waxing your car, you can:

  • Protect your vehicle.
  • Save money over time.
  • Increase your car’s resale value.
  • Know when your vehicle’s due for a wax.
  • Choose from a variety of wax treatment options.

And remember: DIY is great for some things, but if you don’t have the time or the energy to wax your own vehicle, no worries. A team of experts can take care of waxing your car so you can sit back, relax, and get ready to be amazed by your shiny, looks-like new vehicle!

a Premier customer amazed with his car care service

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That's why, at Premier, you’ll get more than just exceptional service for your car.


You’ll drive away happy knowing you’re also valued and a huge part of supporting and celebrating others.

If you’re ready to restore, protect, or style your car—book an auto detailing service in Lafayette, Indiana or Kokomo, Indiana. Our professionally trained staff (and satisfaction guarantee) promise that you’ll be impressed with our attention to detail and blown away with the final results.

* There will be an additional charge of $50 for Iron Decontamination. If your vehicle has tar, overspray, or road paint on it, we will provide a custom quote for removal.

* Removing stains is an intricate service, and while we always try to do everything possible to remove stains, we cannot guarantee full stain removal. In the event a stain cannot be fully removed, we will try to attenuate it as much as possible.

* Headliners are extremely delicate. Excessive cleaning and wetting of the headliner can cause it to fail, so excessive soiling may not be able to be removed.

Pricing

Ceramic Wash, Clay, and Seal

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

Pricing

Full Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

Pricing

Interior Detail

* These prices are based on a vehicle in average condition. For a more accurate quote, pictures or a detailer’s estimate may be needed to see if your vehicle qualifies for this price.

*The paint polish is not intended to remove any deep paint defects. It is only intended to enhance gloss and deep clean the paint in preparation for the coating application. Additional paint correction services can be quoted at an additional charge.

Because we value you and your vehicle as much as you do, we recommend following a maintenance protocol after the initial curing time of your ceramic coatings application.

This maintenance plan will keep your warranty intact and allow you to enjoy a smooth, glass-like finish for years to come.

A professional hand wash—with a specialized ceramic coatings approved cleaning agent—is recommended every week to every other week. As a ceramic coatings VIP, you'll receive a $20 discount on all hand washes.

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Why is ceramic coating the most elite paint protection product on the market?

Premier ceramic coating offers nano-ceramic compounds that provide the maximum level of slickness, protection, and durability.

A normal clear coat has hardness between 2H and 4H. However, ceramic coatings have a hardness above 9H. This shield is the hardest paint coating on the market today and prevents minor scratches to your clearcoat and acts as a sacrificial layer.

Think of ceramic coatings as an additional clear coat layer, only a lot harder. All of this allows for more peace of mind and a fuller enjoyment of your vehicle, even in harsh environments.

Surface Scratches

UV Protection

Glass-Finish

No-Bond Surface

Self-Cleaning

Permanent Protection

* We protect all plastics, vinyl, leather, Alcantara, carpet, and upholstery to help repel dirt, dust, and stains. We do not coat interior glass as it will cause fogging issues.

* A new tint can be applied to driver and passenger windows to match other factory-tinted windows on SUVs and trucks.