It may not have been the coldest and snowiest of Canadian winters, but it was still winter.
That means scraping ice off your car, driving on salty roads and long stretches where it just isn’t feasible — or at the very least comfortable — getting outside to wash your vehicle. But spring is here and the weather is finally nicer. It’s time to get out into the driveway and get your car or truck ready for the hot months. One of your first orders of business is washing the exterior and applying a new coat of wax.
“There was a time when waxing your car was a necessity of preserving your paint job,” says Megan Currie from Armor All. “Today’s vehicles have a clear coat that protects the paint, but it is still necessary to get wax on your car for added protection and a beautiful shine that will make your car or truck look like new.”
While the clear coat — a resin that shields a car’s paint job — adequately protects your car from the elements, it is prone to scratching, swirl marks and collecting dirt. Applying a coat of wax helps preserve and bolster the clear coat while resisting dirt, dust and water; a good wax will make the water bead and run off as well as enhance depth of colour and shine.
Back in the day when wax was the protector of your paint, it was a time consuming and cumbersome process. Good news, recent innovations have made waxing a simple step that pays big dividends, with easy maintenance that will help your car sit protected and shiny in summer’s sun right through Labour Day.
Here are some tips for waxing and maintaining your car and getting the best results.
Wash your car thoroughly.Winter is tough on a vehicle. Give it a good scrub with a car wash and a sponge, ensuring you clean the salt off the undercarriage.
Apply your wax.Whether using apaste, liquid cleaner or spray, you want something that is going to restore and enhance your car’s colour, giving it that showroom, high-gloss shine. To make the job easier on yourself, get an easy buffing wax that will not only remove old wax build up but can also be applied to a wet or dry vehicle — saving you the step of drying your car.
Keep it shiny.Don’t just leave your newly waxed car to fend for itself against Mother Nature. A full wax after each car wash may not be necessary, but aspray wax is a quick and easy process to touch up faded areas or detail your whole car for a long-lasting shine.
Maintain the look.Enhance the wax protection between washing and waxing with ease using a spray detailer that removes dirt residue and leaves behind a high-gloss shine in seconds.
“Armor All car waxes can be used on wet or dry vehicles making it easier to apply the wax and saves you time by not having to dry the vehicle before you start waxing,” says Currie. “You can get great results in less time with less effort. They are so easy to use, and your car or truck will look brilliant in the crowd. If you haven’t thought of waxing your vehicle before, give it a try.”
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About Armor All:
For more than 50 years, Armor All has helped people keep their cars and trucks looking like they just rolled off the showroom floor. We care how your vehicle looks, and have developed a full line of products to be a complete resource for every car and truck owner. Use Armor All for easy and effective car cleaning — not just the body but also the wheels, tires, dashboard, seats and interior trim. Our passion is to help you get excellent results so you have renewed pride in your ride with less effort.
About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc:
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands includingRayovac®,VARTA®,Kwikset®,Weiser®,Baldwin®, National Hardware®,Pfister®,Remington®,George Foreman®,Russell Hobbs®,Black+ Decker®,Tetra®,Marineland®,Nature’s Miracle®,Dingo®, 8-in-1®,FURminator®,IAMS®,Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®,Littermaid®,Spectracide®,Cutter®, Repel®,Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands Canada is based in Mississauga, ON. The Global Auto Care Division manages the Armor All® and STP® brands. Spectrum Brands Holdings, based in Middleton, Wisconsin, generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015, employs more than 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.