Why wax your car?

Whether you wax your car yourself or pay someone to do it, it is important to understand the benefits of waxing. Applying wax involves a couple positive benefits.

  • Avoid scratches: Your car’s clear coat is susceptible to scratches. Wax adds an additional layer of protection.
  • Keeps paint fresh. Waxing your car keeps the paint job looking new. It also keeps dirt and other particles from becoming embedded in the paint. Oils in the wax also add shine, giving your car a sleek look.
  • Safer from the sun. Exposure to the sun can cause faded paint spots due to damage to the clear coat. Consistently applying wax to your vehicle can help prevent sun damage.

If you want your car to look shiny and new as long as possible, you can add wax to your car maintenance routine. This makes it all the more important that you ensure the waxing is done effectively.

2. Poor Washing Patterns Pay Attention to What You Are Washing

Think about where the most dirt on your car comes from. Consider it like washing your own body. You wouldn’t start with your feet and then use the same soap to wash your face. The same goes for your vehicle. Start from the top and wash downward. You’ll want to frequently rotate in clean towels to avoid smearing dirt or rubbing debris into your paint.

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Increases the resale value of the property

When you take your automobile to a dealership for trade-in or sell it to a private owner, the first step is generally to determine the resale value. Professional vehicle appraisers analyze a variety of variables, including mileage, interior condition, service records, and body and paint condition.

It might detract from the resale value if the paint is chipped, faded, or otherwise worn. Given that most trade-ins are rated towards the bottom of the ‘blue book’ scale, maintaining the vehicle’s interior and exterior condition might help increase its resale value. Regularly applying a coat of wax preserves the new-car appearance by minimizing damage caused by road debris and minor scratches.

Gives Your Car a Shiny Look

Perhaps the most compelling reason to have your automobile waxed regularly is to just make it glisten. Automotive waxes on the market now are simpler to apply than in the past.

Indeed, several businesses provide spray-on waxes that need just one application to the car, followed by a wipe down with a microfiber towel and a final ‘polish’ with a clean microfiber cloth. This dramatically improves the luster of your paint, resulting in a vehicle that seems glossy, clean, and brand new as you drive down the road.

Finally … car wash heaven?

Finally, the ultimate in car wash menus: the 5-day guarantee! What? A 5-day guarantee? Guarantee of what? That you’ll need all these services again in five days? That’s usually what such a guarantee means. This alone is evidence that all you got was a $6 wash two times with a few extra chemicals thrown in to make you feel better.

Why should you not apply wax before rinsing?

Consider the drawbacks of waxing the car before washing it. The automobile is covered with road grime and filth. With a dab of wax on the applicator, you begin applying in a circular motion. The debris on the car is now scratching the clear coat and causing harm to the finish.

Aside from the ugly swirl marks, the clear coat will start to break from the paint and be vulnerable to early corrosion. 

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Clearcoat protector

In addition to wheel cleaning, consumers are also often offered clearcoat protector. Clearcoat protection products protect the clear & base color coat from the UV rays of the sun, moisture and oxidation; these are all elements that fade the paint. A sealer applied by rubbing it on the vehicle’s finish will always give you better protection than a product that’s sprayed on at a car wash.

Car wash waxes give a nice temporary shine, but don’t provide much ongoing protection. How could they, given their price point? A typical professional paint sealant application costs anywhere from $100 – $200 because it’s labor-intensive application must be added to the cost of the actual product. Compare this with the $2 or $3 at the car wash.

If you want this treatment, either pay the price at a detailing shop or buy the product and do the work yourself on a clear, bright Saturday morning; or, make it the afternoon, and put the ballgame on the radio.

10. Carpets Take Your Time

Carpets can be hard to clean because the dirt and grease on the bottom of your shoes get tracked and rubbed in. Often, people make the mistake of using harsh chemicals to try to remove these stains, or not taking the time to rinse their soap out. This, in turn, can harm the carpet, and cause the interior to attract more dirt and grime. Cleaning carpets is a long process, and to do it right you must take the time to wash, rinse, and dry it properly.

If you want to clean your carpet yourself, you can trust a professional technician from NuWash to take care of your carpet cleaning. If you’re in the Austin or Dallas areas and you’re tired of trying to keep your vehicle clean, let our expert mobile car wash techs take care of everything from the wash to the detail. 

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