How to Wax a Car — Meguiar’s Car Care Series Step 4 of 5

Welcome to the latest video in the Autobytel and Meguiar’s series of car care demonstrations. Host Mike Pennington, who is a car care product expert for Meguiar’s, has explained that there is a five step process to properly maintaining your car’s finish. We’re on the fourth step now, which is waxing. Previously, we’ve washed, cleaned and polished our car. It’s important to wax now, because waxing adds a protective layer to the car’s finish, which helps maintain the work we’ve already done. A car is exposed to tons of contaminants on a daily basis. The weather and other environmental factors can do considerable harm to a car’s paint job, and so can other types of pollutants, such as grease, oil and grime. Buying a wax can be a little confusing, because there are two main types of waxes on the market, and they come in different forms. Carnauba wax is a natural type that’ll do a good job, but synthetic wax offers better protection and is a little easier to use. Waxes also come in paste, liquid and spray form, and each of these offers their own benefits. Keep in mind that more is not necessarily better when waxing. Using too much wax won’t improve the coat, and it’ll make it harder to remove.