The Best Waxes for Protecting Your Car

Oct 5, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)

As much as it may seem like a hassle, it is well worth it to take the time to wax your car at least once or twice a year. The wax adds a protective layer to your vehicle that mitigates the damaging effects of dirt, dust, and sunlight. Wax helps your paint last longer and prevents rust and oxidation. It also can help your paint shine, making your car look like new. While most car waxes will get the job done, some are better than others. Here are some of the absolute best waxes for protecting your car.

Liquid Glass LG-100 Ultimate Auto Polish/Finish

Many car detailers that wax their vehicles themselves agree that this product is excellent at protecting your car. It will last a long time and resist flying debris and airborne particles. The wax doesn’t crack or chip under pressure and creates a layer of liquid glass that is easy to apply. Best of all, there is almost no residue.

Meguiar’s G17516 Quik Wax

For those who prefer applying wax from a spray bottle, this particular product is a great option. It relies on Hydrophobic Polymer Technology that repels water and creates a brilliant shine. With the spray bottle, you can get the job done quickly while still replicating the same brilliant shine you’d get from a paste or liquid. This brand also has multiple other great waxes, including the NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0, which is among the most commonly found products in detailing shops.

Mothers 10016 Reflections Car Wax

This car wax gives your vehicle a wet shine as soon as you are done waxing. It works well by itself, or you can combine it with the Mother Reflection Top Coat. Both products are easy to use, and you can decide how involved you want to be with your waxing. The top coat is a good touch to make your wax last even longer.

Nu Finish Once-a-Year Car Polish

For those who don’t want to apply wax to their vehicle more than once every year, this product from Nu Finish is a great choice. It is a great value, durable, and offers high-quality protection. It will protect your vehicle between applications while leaving you (and other drivers) the time to admire a fresh shine on your car.

P21S Concours Carnauba Car Wax

If you are willing to pay a bit more for your car wax, then this is perhaps the best option. It is a premium wax, but you don’t need quite as much as it as you may think, meaning that you even a 6.2-ounce bottle will last for several uses. While this wax works well on any vehicle, it is particularly great on black cars, delivering a freshly wet, glossy, and shiny appearance.

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