If you love your car, it’s only natural that you want to wash it frequently and sometimes this means a pricey treatment that you might not always be able to justify. Adding a wax treatment to a car wash is a perfect example.
Despite how lauded a good wax job is for your auto body paint, it’s important to understand they’re not all the same and some will wear off before it even provided a sufficient treatment. When you’re considering getting the extra treatment, be sure you know what it will entail.
The greatest predictor for a truly beneficial wax for your car paint is the Carnauba wax. or sometimes referred to as Palm or Brazil wax. This wax comes from the palm of the Copernicia prunifera tree which is native to north-eastern Brazil. It benefits the tree by preventing water loss and protecting it from detrimental factors in the environment.
This natural design is one of Carnauba wax’s greatest advantages. People even use it for floors—which take on far more abuse than your car’s paintjob. In fact, you’ll get more bang for your buck with Carnauba wax because applying a thin coat is all it takes to get an amazing look with a long lasting protection. Yet if you search body shop supplies, you’ll find this wax is already one of the cheapest there is.
So is it worth paying extra for wax at the car wash? At Rondex, we wouldn’t recommend it unless they’re offering Carnauba. Otherwise, take the wash and apply the affordable wax yourself. Contact us at our Winnipeg, Manitoba location or call us today 1-877-766-3392.