Dad of Divas' Reviews: Protect your car from summer driving damage with new and improved Turtle Wax ICE products

Monday, July 9, 2012

Protect your car from summer driving damage with new and improved Turtle Wax ICE products

Summer is upon us, and millions of Americans will soon be hitting the road for a weekend getaway or beach vacation. Travelers spend days planning, packing and purchasing for these trips, but one detail is often forgotten – the car.

Summer driving erodes finishes, cracks door panels and fades dashboards. However, Turtle Wax®, has a wide range of car care products that help protect against summer wear and tear. New ICE® Car Wash, ICE Liquid Wash and ICE Spray Wax clean, protect and restore cars from the inside out to preserve that summer shine.

I am also excited to announce an online giveaway to kick off the summer. By visiting Turtle Wax’s Facebook page, you can get $2 off your Turtle Wax ICE purchase and enter the Ice & Easy sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 10 Turtle Wax ICE Premium Car Care Prize Packs.

Below are a few tips from Turtle Wax on how best to Protect Your Car this Summer

Tips to protect your car from summer damage:

Wash your car regularly - Warm weather means more bugs, construction zones and road projects, which can lead to unsightly and damaging blemishes on your car’s finishes. Regular washes (every week or two) helps prevents bugs, tar and road grime from eroding the finish and becoming long-term fixtures on your vehicle’s exterior.

  • When selecting a car wash product, choose a clean rinsing formula that will not leave water spots and is safe for all finishes. 
  • Also look for biodegradable car wash formulas that are environmentally friendly. 
  • Do not use dish soap, as it will dull the finish and strip the car of shine. 
  • For older, more difficult to remove bugs, road grime or other stains, use products specifically formulated to remove stubborn stains. Look for bug and tar removers or deep cleaners that will penetrate the grime and allow stain removal that won’t scratch or damage the finish. 
  • Product recommendations: Zipwax car wash, ICE car wash, Bug and Tar Remover
Protect vehicle’s finish from the elements with car wax – Once you have a clean, contaminant-free surface, you should apply car wax to help maintain and protect the vehicle’s exterior. Wax should be applied when water beading diminishes. Not only does waxing restore color and shine, it also provides a slick surface that is more resistant to damage from inclimate weather, bugs, tar and other forms of road grime. 

  • When selecting a wax product, look for products that are safe for all finishes and are easy to apply. 
  • For longer-lasting results, select a paste polish or wax. These products require a longer application process than liquid or spray waxes, but offer more durability. 
  • Use a car polish or wax that will help guard against the summer sun’s harmful U.V. rays. These products will feature formulas that contain light stabilitators, U.V. inhibitors or nanotechnology to provide protection against UVA/UVB rays and other harmful environmental contaminants. 
  • Product recommendations: ICE Spray Wax or ICE Liquid Wax 
Preserve and protect the interior of your car – The summer sun can have detrimental effects on your car’s dashboard, door panels and other vulnerable interior surfaces. Products that preserve and protect the vehicle’s interior will help maintain the value of the car and keep its color intact. 

  • When selecting a protectant, choose a product that will condition and protect all types of interior surfaces, including leather, vinyl, rubber and plastic materials.
  •  Look for products that protect against the sun’s UVA/UVB rays to prevent drying, cracking and fading of interior surfaces. 
  • It is also important to select a product that will not leave greasy residue after application. (No one wants a slippery steering wheel or gear shift.) 
  • Product recommendations: F21 Protectant, ICE Total Interior Protectant 
My Take on These Products
I was quite impressed with how easy to use the ICE products were. I have used many types of wax products in the past and was quite impressed with the application (which was easier than any that I have used in the past) as well as staying power as the wax held up well and I found that I was not having to wax as often with this product and when I did have to again, I was not dreading the prospect of having to do this. If you are looking for products that will make your car look amazing and will cut down the time you have to take to get the results that you want, look no further!

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