Keep Your Vehicle Looking New

Regular car maintenance and oil changes are standard tasks for any car owner. But for some, the idea of washing and waxing a vehicle seems like a luxury or something reserved for new car owners.

Take it from Walker Smith Body Shop – it is just as important to wash and wax a car! It protects the paint on your car… and the paint protects your car exterior from rust and erosion.

If you want your vehicle to last, the experts recommend that you wash your car regularly and wax your vehicle every three months. Here are a few tips to make washing and waxing a little bit easier and a bit more effective.

1. Park your car in the shade. We’d also like to suggest that the spot be cool, but that’s seriously hard to come by in Metro Atlanta most of the year! Your car should be cool(er) to the touch when you get started. You may have to beat the rooster in the summer, but it will prevent spotting caused by heat.

2. Wash and dry first.  You need a clean surface to prevent scratches. We suggest using a microfiber towel, which will not cause scratching and fading over time like cotton and other synthetic materials. Be sure to care for your microfiber towels using the manufacturers instructions – they need special treatment to maintain car wash level quality! Also, this may go without saying, but please don’t use dish soap!

3. Clean off the crud. Even after a good wash, there might still be some crud and grime left over from sap, pollen and bird droppings. Just run your hand across the surface – if it’s smooth, move to step 4. If it’s not, you can use a clay bar or a mild abrasive to get those tough spots.

4. Wax on, Wax off. If you’re going for staying power, the best waxes are polymer based. Apply using routine circular movements like so:


Wash and Wax A Car Regularly

Keep your car looking its best. If you find any scratches or dents while you’re waxing, give Walker Smith in Snellville a call for professional body and more!

Wash and wax a car to preserve the finish.Walker Smith is your full-service maintenance, auto body, paint, and auto repair shop in Snellville GA. We’re the auto body shop Snellville calls first. If you have auto body damage, call us first. We’ll make your car look like new.


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