We often hear that people think they don't need to wax their brand new car. In some cases the sales person will tell a customer that they don't need to wax because the car comes with a clear coat. Then, some people say that new cars come with wax on them.
So, do you really have to wax your new car? It’s true that almost all cars these days have a clear coat on them, and clear coat is just additional paint that’s clear. However, clear coat can be damaged by harmful UV rays over time causing it to break down, fade, and even peel. A good quality repaint can cost a lot of money, and an aftermarket paint job is never quite as good as OEM paint. Then, when a car is produced, the manufacturer does not wax it. Sometimes your dealership will offer to have it waxed for you before you take delivery of the car, but if the dealer isn’t waxing your car you do want to start out by applying a quality wax or sealant to your new car.
Some think you have to wait for the paint to cure for a certain time on a new car before waxing. With OEM, or factory applied paint, no curing time is needed because they bake the paint under such intense heat. It is advisable that you wait 60-90 days for the paint to cure when dealing with aftermarket paint.
So, when you get a new car wax it as soon as you can so you have protection against the sun, and so you can preserve that new car shine. Then, apply your wax regularly so you always have maximum protection on the paint as this will help preserve it and keep it looking newer longer.