Washing and waxing your car is one of the most important maintenance procedures anyone can do to a vehicle. A car’s paint is one of its most expensive features–and is also one that is most susceptible to damage.
Wash your car with a good car washing soap. Dish soap on a car will strip all wax and sealants from the paint, and leave the clear coat exposed to the elements which is the reason why many cars will lose their shine. Wash with a good car wash soap at least once a month.
Twice a year you should wax your car well, and sometimes more if the car is driven often, and in hard climates. Wax protects the paint from the sun, salt, grime, and minor scratches and bumps. Having a nice coat of wax on your car is imperative for a high quality paint sheen.