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5 Key benefits of waxing your car

When it comes to car cleaning and auto detailing, many of us do the bare minimum. We understand that in this day and age, busy on-the-go lifestyles are the norm and a quick drive-through car wash between commutes makes sense in most cases. However, we can’t stress enough how important the occasional full service car wash, including car detailing and interior car washing, is for your vehicle’s longevity and keeping your paint looking newer for longer. Start by simply adding waxing to your car washing routine.

Here are 5 tips and benefits of waxing your car.

  1. Waxing enhances paint finishes. What exactly is the point of finishing a carwash with a proper wax? For those that love the look of a shiny new car, waxing will give the aesthetic you want so you can show off your vehicle every time. It enhances colors to give a more vibrant look, fills minor imperfections, and allows water to bead off easily to keep your car shiny and looking like new. 

  2. Choose the right wax for you. Not sure on where to start when it comes to detailed car care and auto detailing? Finding the right products can be a hassle. Get sample automotive care products delivered straight to your door with a monthly subscription box. From car shampoos and spray waxes, to drying cloths and auto accessories, you’ll get to try them all.

  3. Combine the right products to create long-lasting shine. In addition to car waxes, there are also sealants, and ceramic coatings to really give your vehicle the ultimate exterior protection. We recommend using the most durable product first as a base. But also keep in mind that whichever product is used last, as the outer layer, will be the most beneficial use for your car.

  4. Properly apply wax. Now that you’ve got the tools you need, proper car wax application is the next step. Sure, wax on and wax off is the basic idea, but make sure you’re not applying it in extremely hot or humid weather. Your car should be cool to the touch prior to application and if the sun is beating down hard, application in a shaded area is ideal. Apply a thin layer of wax, wait for 10-15 minutes, then buff away. 

  5. Work smarter not harder with a buffer. You can get those muscles working by buffing away by hand. Or, make it a little easier on yourself while improving your car wax results with an orbital buffer. Shop for a handy, inexpensive buffer to give your car that extra polish and shine.  

In between car washes and waxes, busy lifestyles would benefit from quick car-maintenance on the go. If you need to push out your next automotive cleaning and detailing, give it a quick refresh with our self-serve car wash kit. Visit the FullscaleBox Store to find more products that work for your car and your lifestyle.