Car Wax: What Exactly am I Putting on My Car?

Car waxing is a ritual for some, and a rarity for others. If you're in the latter category, maybe you're not sure what it is and why it's beneficial.

Basically, wax is wax, but there's a bit more to it. Wax is a hard hydrocarbon when the compound is at room temperature, and it comes from natural sources and is made from synthetics. Solvents and oils are added so it's easier to spread over your car. Some waxes have more than one type of wax in their mixture. Now that you know what it is, why use it? Wax sets up a barrier between your car and the elements, which protects your vehicle's surface from damage from UV rays, water, and air pollution.

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