I like to write about car care, have you noticed? This blog is dedicated to making you aware of the products that we make and sell, as well as offering you the tips and hints to make cleaning, washing, waxing, polishing and detailing your car a little easier each time. I have said it many times and will say it again, if you have a great “wash, polish, wax” routine, then you will have a great looking car or truck!
With that being said, I know that waxing your car is not usually the one thing at the top of your to-list, ever. However, there is a reason that waxing just one time per season is recommended and today I am going to take a look at that. Waxing is a process that takes some time, but in the end your vehicle is going to look great and be protected from things like road grime, acid rain, UV rays and more.
I have also talked about how car care will help with the resale value of your car or truck. This is important and if you ever plan to sell your “baby”, then a “wash, polish, wax” routine is a MUST! And if you think that it takes too long to do or you are just going to be lazy about it, then pay someone to do it for you. The end results are fantastic and in the long run, your resale value will change very little. If you are the type that likes to wax your car just one time per year, then be prepared to polish more.
Polishing the paint BEFORE you wax is essential in that it takes all of the contaminants from the paint and allows it to go back to its original, rich, color. Deep colors are brought out with the polish stage and before you protect everything with the wax layer, it helps to make sure everything is cleaned up with a non-abrasive polish.
The experts will tell you that if you polish the car one time per season, you should be able to get through the entire year without polishing the paint again. This, of course, depends on where you live, where you park your car or truck and weather or not you live near an ash spewing volcano. So take it from the experts, and us, get the car waxed and save yourself some time.