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How Long Does Car Wax Last?

Car maintenance is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that you do not spend a fortune on your car in the future.

We have seen this time and again; someone is so confident about their vehicle that they feel like they will never have to get it checked, and they go years without even getting it looked at.

Then out of nowhere, it stalls while on the road and they finally take it in, only to find a ton of things wrong and a bill that is more than the worth of the car!

To avoid this situation, you need to take the time to take care of your vehicle. This includes taking it for yearly checkups, just like you do your own body, to make sure that it is safe to be on the road.

Today, we are going to be discussing all kinds of things, but mostly it is all going to revolve around waxing a car.

We are going to be answering a lot of questions, but more importantly, how long does car wax last? This is going to help you understand when you should be waxing your car and most of all, why.

The exterior of your car

As we mentioned before, keeping up with the maintenance of your car is very important, not only internally, but also externally.

The exterior of the car needs to be looked after so you can avoid unwanted rust, and things that start to fall apart and chip away. First off, it is crucial to have your car cleaned.

This is going to get rid of all the grit and grime that can build up all over the car, and often go unnoticed. By simply taking your car to get washed, even once a month, you are not only going to have a much more attractive car but it is going to last longer.

So today we are specifically looking at car waxing and polishing. So, what is that point of that? Why should you even bother doing it?

To be honest, a typical car wash is not going to be enough to really get that hardened dirt off your car. As well, it is not going to give your car that amazing shine that you’ve always wanted.

Waxing your car can prevent some of that dulling dirt and grime from settling into the paint of your car and provide an endless shine that you can be proud of.

The best kinds of wax also provide protection from the environment, such as extremely bad UV rays from the sun that are going to damage your car.

If you purchase one of the best waxes, it is going to last a long time, and provide you additional protection. But how long does it last? Is it going to last all year?

So, how long does wax last?

This is the question that we get asked the most. People want to know as it is going to influence them on how much product they buy and how much they want to have in storage.

The main problem with this question is there is no direct answer because there are so many variables in place that influence how long wax lasts.

Typically, wax has been built to last 3 to 6 months, which is all dependent on the quality of your car to begin with and where and how you are driving it.

If you park in the sun all day long, the wax is not going to last as long; if it is in shade, it will last longer. Do you park it in an industrial area which emits a lot chemicals into the atmosphere?

Do you drive it along dirt roads, or on paved roads or on gravel? What have you been using to wash the car? What kind of exterior paint does the car have? These are all variables that are going to affect how long the wax lasts.

So, how do we make it last longer?

The key to purchasing the best wax, is ensuring that it is made of high-quality materials that protect your car from UV rays. This is going to ensure that the wax lasts longer, especially out in the sun.

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