Once you’ve shifted the worst winter grime, which car wax best protects your car bodywork?

Your paint will have taken a battering this winter, so now is the time to make it sparkle again. First, it needs cleaning, which involves rinsing with a hose or a blast with a pressure washer to shift as much heavy grime as possible, then remove the remainder with a shampoo.

  • Washing your car is likely to remove plenty of grit, so take care not to drag it back on to the bodywork. The best way to prevent this is to use a bucket with a grid in the bottom; any grit from your mitt or sponge passes through this, and can’t be picked up again. Book now
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