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Why Is Wax Necessary When Detailing a Car?

You have already spent an hour washing a car, and the last thing that you want to do is wax it as well. If you are like many drivers, you may wonder if it is really necessary to wax your vehicle. While it might take more time, waxing is important for your car.

Why Does Wax Matter?

Whether you own a classic car or a new truck, waxing is important for your vehicle. Weather, dust, dirt and environmental contaminants can wreak havoc on your paint job. Wax is the main way for you to protect your paint job.

When your car was built, a clear coat was added on top of the paint job. This clear coat was created to protect your actual paint job. Over time, dust and grime can eat into the clear coat. For your paint job to look its best, you need something to protect the clear coat.

A layer of wax helps to protect your vehicle from outside elements. Wax has reflexive properties that make your car look shiny. It also helps to protect your vehicle from sun damage. At the same time, it provides a defensive layer that protects against dust, bird droppings and dirt. It creates a slippery surface that keeps dirt from sticking to the paint job. Normally, dirt will scratch your paint if you leave it on the vehicle. When wax is used, it protects your vehicle from these scratches.

When Should I Wax My Vehicle?

How often you wax your car depends on how often you drive it, where you drive it and how protected it is at home. A vehicle that is rarely used and parked in a garage needs to be waxed less often than a commuter car. In these circumstances, you should wax your car at least twice a year. Wax it before summertime to protect your paint job from UV rays. Then, wax it again before wintertime to protect it from snow and the elements.

In most cases, however, you will need to wax your car three or four times a year. This should be done entirely by hand. While automatic car washes offer waxing options, the wax is applied in a thin layer that wears off after just a few weeks. When you wax your car by hand, it can last several months or more. If you drive your car every day, or at least 5 times a week, you need to protect your vehicle from the elements. Waxing at least 4 times a year will provide your car with a layer of protection.

If you are like most people, you understand that waxing protects your paint job and makes your car shine beautifully. The only problem is how long waxing takes. Luckily, there are a few options that can help. MobileWash is the leading car washing and detailing platform in the Southern California area. By using this app, you can have a professional at your door within minutes to wash and wax your vehicle.