What Is Car Wax and How Does it Work?

You probably know that you should wax your car, but do you really know what it is and how it works? The mechanics at Toyota of Surprise want you to know how important wax is for protecting your car from regular dangers in Surprise, AZ.

To put it in scientific terms, wax is a hydrocarbon. It can come from natural sources, like carnauba, or it can be made synthetically. The hard wax can then be mixed with oils or other materials to soften it for application.

Once applied, wax becomes the first line of defense for your car. It creates a physical barrier between the finish and things that can harm it. This protects the paint, prevents corrosion and staves off rust. Most importantly, wax keeps water from sticking to the vehicle. Without wax, rain and other sources of water could help harmful substances get into the paint and cause expensive damage. If you appreciate your car, give it a regular coat of wax.

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