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Why Wax Your Car? Top Reasons to Wax

Car waxing is a great way to give your car a gorgeous shine. However, it involves a whole lot more than just eye-candy.   Waxing is a quality way to protect your car from ultraviolet rays, tree sap, bugs and more.

It is important for car owners to avoid opting for car polish in place of wax. A car polish may offer similar visual effects to car wax but it most definitely will not give the vehicle that same degree of protection.

As if that isn’t enough, we’ve compiled some more choice reasons for using wax regularly, on your car.

Insoluble in water

Wax is insoluble in water, so there is no fear of your car losing its shine after you drive in the rain or wash the car. The wax will fade off after 3-8 weeks depending on factors like; how the car is used and day time temperature, but it will never be affected by water.

Easier cleaning of the car

Regardless of how careful you are with your driving and how well you take care of your car; road grime, sap and bug splatters will accumulate.  However, wax will make it difficult for the dirt to stick and dirty water will run off the surface of the car without leaving any marks.

Protection from UV Rays

Ultraviolet rays are not good for the skin as they can lead to sunburn. The effects on a car are similar. Apart from causing discoloration, UV rays can cause premature peeling of paint. Waxing offers adequate protection against it, ensuring that your car will continue to look healthy, vibrant and new whilst increasing the resale value of your car.

Protection against scratches

Most of the time, it feels as though there is nothing that can be done to prevent scratches on a car. Minor scratches build up over time and when added up, they can completely deface the car. Waxing ensures that the scratches will never get to your paint. The wax will take care of all the minor scratches, leaving your car feeling new with every waxing.

Protection against Rust

Heat and oxygen combine over time to cause oxidation. This will lead to a breakdown of your car paint, and when your paint is cracked or peeling, rust can easily set in. Waxing your car gives it a protective layer that is guaranteed to keep oxidation at bay.

Here at South East Vehicle Valeting, we recommend waxing your car after it has been washed and dried. This will ensure the wax is only applied on an optimum surface.  Additionally, waxing no longer takes hours of manual labour, there are automatic applications in place which can wax your car in mere minutes!