So, can you wax your car every week? Waxing your car too much can cause a build-up of product which will result in a cloudy look and, depending on the wax used, too regular use may damage the clear coat on the car. It is recommended that you wax your 4 times per year to keep it in good condition.
Read on to learn more about car waxing, and how often you should do it to keep your car in tip-top shape.
Can You Wax Your Car Too Much?
Whilst it’s important to wax your car, you can wax too much. Waxing too much will, over time, cause a buildup of product which results in clouding. What’s more, paste wax can also damage the clear coat. However, synthetic wax shouldn’t hurt the pair or clear coat, but overuse may still cause clouding.
Can I Wax My Car Every Week?
It is not recommended to wax your car every week. Once every 4 months should be sufficient to keep your car in good shape, and reduce the risk of cosmetic damage to the paintwork.
How Frequently Should I Wax My Car?
Advice differs, but many experts recommend waxing your car every 3-4 months as the seasons change. However, new cars don’t need to be waxed as frequently, and a wax routine of every 6 months may suffice.
A good way to check if your car needs waxing outside of your regular routine is to observe how water beads on the surface; if beading does not occur, the wax has worn away and the clear coat is unprotected. You can also check by running your finger over the surface of your car. If the car feels smooth, it’s likely that the wax coat is sufficient, but if the surface feels rawer and offers a higher-than-usual level of friction, that is a sign that the wax has worn away and needs replacing.
Can Wax Mess Up Your Car?
Wax, in itself, is not inherently bad for cars, but it can damage the paintwork of cars if it is used incorrectly. Below, we’ll give you a few scenarios to avoid and a few tips for getting the most out of waxing.
It’s important to not wax your car in hot temperatures or in direct sunlight – this causes the wax to set hard before you have the chance to buff it in as this makes it hard to remove, which can then result in accidental scratches and other cosmetic damage.
Similarly, don’t wax your car in wet weather as the wax will not bond to the surface, and don’t wax in cold temperatures as the wax will be too hard. Where possible wax indoors, in a garage, or in another suitable location.
Some claim that different ways of buffing in wax can result in unattractive swirl marks and even minor cosmetic damage, but using a microfibre cloth will help to reduce the risk of this.
Finally, make sure that you’re using suitable wax for your car. It’s unlikely that the wrong type of wax for the finish on your car will actually damage it, but you’ll often not get the desired result.
Why You Should Wax Your Car
By now, you should be realising that waxing your car is important but, if you’re still not sure, we’ve outlined a few benefits below:
- Protection from scratches, fading, exposure to the elements, pollution, road salt, UV rays, tree sap, bird droppings, and more
- Saves money – paint jobs can cost a lot of money, and a good wax routine can protect your paintwork, making it last longer.
- Stops the car from depreciating quicker than it should, improving resale value
- Cosmetic benefits – waxing makes your car look shiny and attractive
British-Made Car Wax at Buy Britain
Buy Britain stocks a wide range of Revive Auto car wax, accessories, and other automotive products to help you keep your car in top condition. Create your waxing routine with the Revive Luxury Car Wax and the Revive Wax Applicator Puck, after a good clean with the Revive Bug and Grime Cleaner, and the Revive Luxury Car Shampoo.
With Buy Britain and Revive Auto, your car will be clean as a whistle in no time.