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:
- The benefits of waxing your car,
- When you should wax it, and
- What your wax treatment options are.
1. Benefits of Waxing Your Car
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.
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!
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:
- A full detail (which includes a polish, wax, interior deep-clean, and more)
- An exterior detail (with a wash, dry, polish, wax, and more)
- SunTek Exterior Paint Protection (a layer of ceramic wax that protects your paint from the elements and oxidation damage)
- SunTek Paint Protection Film (which safeguards your car’s hood, bumper, fenders, and mirrors)
- Aqua Glow (a biodegradable wax that gives your vehicle a streak-free shine)
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!
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