How to Wax Your Car in 4 Easy Steps

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Make Your Set of Wheels Gleam in Your Driveway!

It takes more than just plain and simple washing to make your car shimmer and shine. However, with good car wax and a little elbow grease, you can make your set of wheels gleam in your driveway. You’ll be proud of all the hard work you’ve put in once you see your vehicle shine and gloss as radiantly as when you first bought it at the dealership.


A Step-By-Step Guide to Waxing Your Car

Besides making your car look great by enhancing its paintwork, a good coat of wax also works to protect its exterior from the effects of aging and weathering. You’ll be surprised at how many headaches a car wax can save you. If you’ve never tried waxing your car before, check out Breast Cancer Car Donations’ step-by-step guide to waxing your car:

  • STEP 1: Park your vehicle in the shade.

It can be extremely uncomfortable for anyone to wax their car under the scorching heat of the sun. For this reason, you’ll want to work during a cool and non-humid day. However, if this isn’t possible, be sure to find some shade and park your car in it.

  • STEP 2: Wash your car.

Use warm water to rinse off as much dirt and debris as you can before you scrub off the rest of the contaminants with a sponge soaked in dish soap. Remember to work from the top of your car down. After rinsing off the soap, be sure to use a chamois or a few towels to dry your car completely. Don’t forget to check above the rear license plate, under the window trim, around the grille, and the side mirrors for drips.

  • STEP 3. Apply the wax.

If you prefer to do this by hand, you’ll need two soft pads, some microfibers, and wax. Before you begin, be sure to read the guidelines printed on the wax bottle. Shake the bottle well and apply a nickel-sized layer of wax to one side of a soft pad and start working on about 2 by 2 feet of one panel of your vehicle. Try to get a thin film of wax on the entire painted surface by pressing down the waxed pad gently but firmly on the paint in small circular motions.

Cover all painted surfaces as you work your way around your car while making sure that the wax doesn’t touch any plastic, rubber, or unpainted spots. Touch up unwaxed painted sections and switch to the other soft pad if the first pad becomes saturated with wax.

  • STEP 4. Buff the wax off.

Grab a dry microfiber towel and fold it into fourths before using it to buff the wax off with a back-and-forth motion to avoid swirling on your vehicle. When the wax builds up on your microfiber towel, flip over the towel to its clean side or switch microfibers.


Thinking of Retiring Your Clapped-Out Car?

If no amount of waxing can restore your car to its former glory, if old age and wear and tear have turned it into something that no longer pleases you, perhaps it’s time to retire it in the best possible manner. When you donate it to us at Breast Cancer Car Donations, we’ll turn your clunker into a lifesaver while giving you your best donating experience.

We’ll sell your donated car and use the proceeds to help fund the critical breast health programs of our charity partners. The funding we give them helps sustain their delivery of life-saving services to uninsured and destitute breast cancer patients.

Our nonprofit partners provide them with financial assistance and easy access to medical facilities for their treatment. Other beneficiaries receive counseling, breast cancer screening, and other breast cancer prevention and education services.

Since our charity partners are IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, your donation will qualify you to receive a top tax deduction.

We’ll also provide you with our free professional towing service wherever you’re located in the United States.

On top of these material rewards, your donation will allow you to enjoy a most satisfying giving experience, knowing that your gift will be used to help save lives.

You can donate almost any type of vehicle regardless of its condition.

To get to know our quick and convenient vehicle donation process, check out our FAQs page. Don’t hesitate to leave us a message here if you have any concerns or questions. We would love to hear from you.


Donate Your Clunker to Help Save Lives!

Your clunker may be useless to you now, but it can be somebody else’s lifeline. Call Breast Cancer Car Donations at 866-540-5069 or fill out our donation form here now!