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Car Waxing Interval: How Often Should You Wax Your Vehicle?

Car Waxing Interval: How Often Should You Wax Your Vehicle?

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If you’ve got your car waxed recently, you might ask yourself questions like, “How long will the wax last?” and “How often should I wax my car?” No matter how good an automotive wax is, it will always fade through time. That is why knowing the best waxing intervals is important to get your car waxed to keep it in optimum condition.

Waxing is essential to maintain your car’s appearance by keeping it shiny as if it’s brand new. It also protects your car from scratches, dirt, discolouration and other damage. It’s best to keep a regular waxing schedule to bring out the best in your car.

But how do you determine a regular waxing schedule for your car? There are various factors to consider before deciding what schedule works best for you and your vehicle. In this article, learn how often your car should be waxed to keep it looking its best for years to come.

Importance of Waxing Your Car

Importance of Waxing Your Car

Waxing offers a multitude of benefits for your car. As a final step after washing and polishing your car, car wax acts as a shield to preserve and protect your car’s appearance from dirt, scratches, UV rays, oxidation, and more. It doesn’t only keep your car looking brand new, but it also ensures it remains durable.

The protective wax coat also prevents premature fading and discolouration of your car, protecting and maintaining the vibrancy of your car’s paint. Additionally, it keeps your car free from water-related damage as it allows water beading, which allows rain and other corrosive or harmful liquids to slide right off. Because of this, it makes cleaning your car much easier as well.

Investing your time and money in regular waxing isn’t just necessary for appearance’s sake. While it can be daunting, regular waxing ensures your car always looks clean and well-maintained. Plus, it also preserves the resale value of your car.

Types of Wax

Now that you know the importance of waxing your car, it’s time to discover the various types of wax before you decide on a regular waxing schedule. There are three forms of car wax: liquid, paste, and spray. Besides that, there is also wash and wax, combining two car maintenance steps into one product.

Depending on your car’s needs, each type has benefits that might appeal to you. To know which is the best for you and your car, here are the different types of wax.

Paste Wax

Paste car wax is commonly used for those just starting to learn about car waxing. This is because paste wax is the simplest form of wax to apply to your car. It is safe and reliable, especially since professionals and old-school car enthusiasts swear by them.

When paste wax is applied, your car’s exterior will be brighter, glossier, and more polished – better than brand new! While it is a simple and effective wax, its application might be tedious as it will take quite some time and touch-ups, especially when covering bigger cars.

Liquid Wax

For a long-lasting shine, liquid wax is the one you’re looking for. It offers a smooth texture, making applying it to a car simple and intuitive. It is also the best option for everyday drivers as it doesn’t require as much post-maintenance after application.

However, do note that as it is liquid, it does dry down quickly during application. It also has a risk of being abrasive against your car’s exterior. But with proper knowledge, time, and effort, the end result will satisfy you with long-lasting shine, durability, and protection.

Spray Wax

If you’re always on the go, spray car wax is the one for you. It is a convenient option when you don’t have time to wax your car for hours. To apply the wax on your car, you only need to spray it on your car’s exterior.

While it is easy, most car owners consider it a short-lived car wax. Because of this, many typically only use it for spot cleaning or to spruce up a car slightly. Nevertheless, spray wax is always a reliable option to have on hand for simple and quick car touch-ups.

Wash and Wax

If you don’t have time to wash your car, let alone wax it, wash and wax is your saviour. As a 2-in-1 product, it acts as a shampoo to wash the dirt away and, when rinsed off, will leave a thin layer of war on your car.

Wash and wax is an excellent option for those who prefer convenience while keeping their car well-maintained. However, it might not offer the level of cleanliness and protection other waxes might offer.

Recommended Waxing Intervals

When deciding on waxing intervals for your car, there is no right or wrong answer, as it all depends on you, your car, and its environment. Some cars need waxing once a year, while others might need it every three to four months.

Remember that even good wax will wear out, so it is crucial to wax your car regularly. Here are the recommended waxing intervals for your car:

Cars kept in protected environments

Waxing your car should be done less frequently for cars parked in a garage, a car park, or under a shaded porch. It is because it is already protected in a controlled environment, away from harsh weather conditions that might damage your car.

If kept in a protected environment, you should get your car waxed at least twice a year to keep it in optimum condition. To achieve excellent protection with minimal maintenance, the best wax options are liquid wax or wash and wax for touch-ups in between intervals.

Cars exposed to harsh environments

Cars that are parked on the street or exposed to year-long sunlight and harsh weather conditions require shorter intervals between waxing. Because of its exposure to extreme conditions, it might sustain more damage, which causes your car wax to wear or thin out quickly.

If your car is exposed to harsh conditions and environments all year, it is best to have short waxing intervals, like once every three to four months, to keep your car well-protected and maintained. Opt for paste wax or spray wax for a quick touch-up to achieve the best protection.

Protect Your Car’s Paint with Lambency Detailing

Are you looking for a professional to help protect and preserve your car’s exterior in Singapore? At Lambency Detailing, we provide the best car exterior detailing services to keep your car looking its best with SONAX signature polish and wax.

Find out more about Lambency Detailing’s different products and services here. Book an appointment with us to get your car groomed to perfection! WhatsApp: (65) 9658 5808 Email: lambency@quantum-globe.com.

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