Why Waxing Your Car is Important
The benefits of washing your car are obvious. A good
wash takes your car from covered in grime to spotless in
no time. What about the benefits of waxing your car?
While a simple rinse without a wax is sometimes
necessary, car wax treatments ought not be overlooked.
This finishing touch is what gives your ride the glossy
finish we all love so much. However, that’s not the only
thing a quality car wax treatment does.
What Does Waxing a Car Do?
1. Protects Your Paint
Car wax treatments serve more than a cosmetic purpose
(although we aren’t complaining). The primary reason we
recommend regularly waxing your car is to protect your
paint. A wax coating creates a barrier between your
car’s exterior and the elements. The shiny barrier
protects paint from dirt, UV damage, road salt, bird
droppings, and pollen to name a few — all of which can
lead to fading, chipping, or corrosion.
2. Water Beading
We’d be remiss for failing to mention water beading. If
you aren’t familiar with this term, you can find more
information on water beading in a previous blog. Essentially, water beading occurs when water droplets
make contact with a hydrophobic surface. The result is
lots of tiny water droplets on your vehicle, thus the
name. Wax is a hydrophobic substance that repels water
and causes it to easily roll off the surface of your
car. With a wax application, you’ll have better
visibility when driving in inclement weather and
maximize the life of your windshield wipers.
3. Increases Longevity of Wash
The hydrophobic qualities of car wax make it difficult
for contaminants to adhere to the surface of your car.
You’ll get to enjoy a clean car for much longer than you
would without an invisible wax barrier. When you do get
around to washing your car, dirt and grime is minimal
and cleaning is a breeze — no need for heavy scrubbing.
4. Saves Money
With regular car wax treatments, you’ll be protecting
your car and saving money in the long run. Since wax
allows debris to roll off your car far easier than it
would without it, you can stretch the amount of time in
between washes. That means more savings for you. Taking
preventative measures like applying a wax coating keeps
money in your wallet by decreasing the chance you’ll
need to pay for exterior repairs in the future.
How Long Does a Car Wax Last?
Wondering how often you need to wax your car? At Take 5
Car Wash, we recommend applying a fresh wax coating
every two to three months. Of course, there’s nothing
wrong with getting car wax treatments more frequently.
The thicker the wax barrier, the better protected your
car will be. An easy way to tell it’s time for another
car wax application is based on the size of the water
beads on your vehicle’s surface. Tiny droplets indicate
a strong barrier, while large droplets mean that your
barrier has worn down and is losing the capability of
shielding your car.
Wax treatments offer the best of both worlds: a
sparkling exterior and protection. Drive by Take 5 Car
Wash today and make our wax treatments part of your
regular maintenance routine. We offer wax treatments
with our Signature Wash option and our Wash, Wheels, and
Wax option. Find a Take 5 location and experience the best car wash and wax near you.