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  • Writer's pictureRick Treviz

Wax on, wax off

Cleaning the interior of the driver side door with a green cloth.
Cleaning interior of a vehicle.

Waxing your vehicle is not just a cosmetic benefit either, regular waxing helps to protect the paint job and clear coat on your car by preserving oils in the paint that help to prevent oxidation. ... Regular waxing also protects the paint from the daily wear and tear our cars get from being exposed to outdoor environment.

Applying wax to the surface means you’re making it harder for dirt, tree sap, insects, and other debris to stick to the car. This is because anything that tries to stick to your car is not actually making contact with the paint, thanks to the protective layer of wax. Waxing your car will make your car much easier to get clean.

When it comes to aerodynamics, a waxed or clean car will allow air to move freely across the surface (less resistance). ... They discovered that the average gas mileage for the dirty car was 24 miles per gallon while the clean car performed better at 26 miles per gallon.

In general, waxing your car's paint has 5 benefits.

1. It keeps it looking great and shiny.

2. Prevents paint chips.

3. Fills in Scratches.

4. Improves resale value.

5. Saves you money.

It can cost a lot of money to have a paint job done on your car. This is why most automotive manufacturers recommend having your car waxed on a regular basis and typically include waxing in their regularly scheduled maintenance. When you take time to have the car waxed, it can extend the paint’s lifespan significantly — reducing the need to have the vehicle repainted to avoid rust damage. Rust is a major factor in car components to wear and fail. Protecting the little things will help avoid the need of having to replace parts.

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