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  • avatar subearu 03/10/09 6:23 pm PST

    These paint protection packages are usually profit padding for the dealer. Many do find DIY waxing to be therapy, but plenty don't. If you're not up to doing it yourself, take it to a local shop that specializes in auto detailing, you'll get a decent job at a fraction of the cost. Then keep up with regular car washes, even an automatic one - though try to stick with the touchless ones.

    -Brian

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  • subearu 03/10/09 6:23 pm PST

    These paint protection packages are usually profit padding for the dealer. Many do find DIY waxing to be therapy, but plenty don't. If you're not up to doing it yourself, take it to a local shop that specializes in auto detailing, you'll get a decent job at a fraction of the cost. Then keep up with regular car washes, even an automatic one - though try to stick with the touchless ones.

    -Brian

  • texases 03/10/09 6:32 pm PST

    Your dealer lies - no wax job will protect for 5 years. Reason enough to not give him a dime.

  • Stever@Edmunds 03/10/09 8:42 pm PST

    Check the owner's manual on your new car. Lots of manufacturers don't even recommend waxing in the manuals. Washing the car will keep it clean and paint doesn't need protection from wax. Wax just makes it look shiny.

    Dealer applied waxes or sealants are generally rip-offs.

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