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Keep Your Toyota Shining by Following This How-To Wax Guide

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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How to Wax a Toyota Vehicle with Tub Wax

Waxing your vehicle is an important step in maintaining its shine and overall good looks. With routine waxing, the exterior of your Toyota will stay shiny and have a layer of long-lasting protection. Learn how to wax a Toyota vehicle with tub wax in this guide from Serra Toyota to get your car looking brand new.


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How Do I Wax My Car? Man waxing the front of a vehicle with yellow cloth

Before busting out your car wax, be sure the weather is providing the right conditions for the job. It is best to wax your vehicle on a day that isn’t too warm – somewhere between 55 and 85 degrees is best. You can get a high shine on your Toyota vehicle using tub wax by following these waxing steps.

  1. Thoroughly wash your vehicle’s exterior and allow it to fully dry. Once it has dried, move your vehicle into your garage or a shaded area so it is out of direct sunlight.
  2. Open your tub wax and remove the provided wax pad. Dip the pad into the tub so there is about a dollar coin-sized amount of wax on the pad.
  3. Choose where you want to start waxing your vehicle. It is recommended to wax in two-foot by two-foot sections at a time for the best results.
  4. Apply the wax from the pad onto the vehicle in even circular strokes using light to moderate pressure. Overlap the strokes as you apply the wax and follow a vertical or horizontal path while applying instead of a random pattern.
  5. Allow the wax to dry to a matte finish, which will take around three to five minutes.
  6. Once dried used a microfiber cloth to remove the wax by following a circular motion like before and follow the same pattern you applied the wax in.
  7. Once your cloth has built up product and starts to drag, flip it over and buff your Toyota to a shine.

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Waxing your vehicle not only keeps it shining but it helps protect it from debris and other elements it comes into contact with. If you want to learn more about waxing your Toyota vehicle or would like a professional to wax your car for you, contact a member of the Serra Toyota service team today.

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