Car wax offers a layer of protection for cars by protecting the clear coat and paint job. Failing to hand wax can cause the paint to fade, and allow more chances for cosmetic damage, potentially decreasing the car’s resale value. Regular car wax is made up of Carnauba tree extracts which give it its sheen and water repellent properties
Benefits of waxing
1.Enhances body paint gleam
Wax is the easiest way to get your car looking glossy and new. A carnauba-based wax generally will provide wonderful depth and clarity.
Modern synthetic paint sealants have taken big leaps in this area and there are some fantastic options out there that will provide a great shine as well.
2.Protection from the elements
If your paint is left unprotected by a wax or other sealant then it’s at risk. Insects, acid rain, and other corrosive materials can settle into your paint and etch it, causing damage nothing short of repainting can fix.
A layer of wax will create a barrier between your paint and the rest of the world so that these contaminants become embedded in the wax instead of your car.
One great reason to wax your car that many people might not know is that a wax will make your car easier to clean. When you inevitably get insects, sap, and all other sorts of things dripping onto your car.
The wax will prevent them from making contact with your paint. They will then be wiped away with a car wash or will come off when the wax is removed. Without a coat of wax these things may need a full detail to be properly removed.
4. Prevents chipping of paint
Little paint chips can occur when you’re driving at high speeds and tiny rocks and stones jump up and hit your paint.
Car wax ensures the paint surface is smooth and reduces the friction between debris and your car, meaning that tiny debris is more likely to slide off your car rather than damage it.
This will help prevent your car from becoming the victim of little rock and paint chips which are not only unsightly but can be expensive to repaint correctly. Of course, there are other reasons to have a freshly waxed car on the highway as well.
5.Hides and fills up scratches
Wax will not remove deep scratches from your car but it can fill some of them in. When shallow scratches are filled in by wax they become much less apparent, or not noticeable at all.
Filling in scratches can be a preferable alternative to removing them because it doesn’t require the removal of any clear coat.
How much does it cost to wax?
Although waxing your car yourself will save money — a quality wax typically costs Ksh. 500 or less.
If you decide to take your car to your professional detailer, you will be charged about Ksh. 1,000 for a complete wash and wax detailing of your car.