For those who use drive-thru car washes to save time, one of the most aggressively marketed “extras” you’ll pay for is a spray-on wax, which is supposed to keep your car shiny and prevent scratches. While most car experts agree that any wax is better than no wax, the professional consensus is that if you want it done right, it should be done by hand.
Spray-on wax does help a little, but it doesn’t provide even close to the same level of protection as wax applied by hand. In fact, if you want to get your car cleaner and conserve water, you’re better off having a professional wash your car by hand. The spray wax at the carwash is often short-lived can also get onto your windshield and cause smearing, making for dangerous driving conditions if your visibility is compromised.
To get the most benefit from car waxing, it should be applied by hand by someone with a good eye. This means that as they go along, they can go over spots that may be duller and give them the TLC they need to buff out spots and create lasting shine. Spray polish at a car wash simply cannot provide the personalized attention to detail your car needs. And if there is any leftover dirt or debris on your car, it may make scratches worse as they get ground into the paint by the pressure of the spray.
Spiffy recommends that customers get a hand wax about four times a year for maximum protection. Unlike automated car washes, we use professional grade wax with an orbital buffer for consistent application that results in a showroom shine and over 90 days of protection from the elements.
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