Best Car Wax Reviews 2017

So what is the best car wax available in the market place today?It is really important to wax your car a few times a year. Waxing your car serves only one single purpose and that is called protection. A lot of people confuse shine with wax and that is not what wax is for.

best car wax 2017A really good way to think of this is to compare it to an expensive piece of furniture. When you wax something like that, you give it a layer of protection and help draw out the grain.

Polish then can be applied to add a shine. That is essentially the difference between the two. You can click on this link if you prefer to read some car polish reviews.

So car wax essentially places a protective coating on your car that will form beads when your car comes into contact with rain or water. There are many hundreds of car waxes available but based on many reviews and my own personal knowledge I have picked out what I consider to be the best waxes available.

 

Ultimate Car Wax Guide

There are a lot of these available on the market, and many of them come from leading brand manufacturers. I thought it would be a very good idea to put together a top ten list of these, so as you could see the best car waxes all in one single place.

Later in this article I will do a more detailed review on what I think are the top 3 car waxes available today. For now though, have a look at the table where you will be able to see them all listed.

You will be able to see the product name and an image. Please click on the image if you wish to read all of the reviews. I have then included the number of reviews and the average ratings, which I have taken from actual buyers over at Amazon.

Then you will see a price guide. Please note these are average prices taken from Amazon and they may vary at the actual time of purchase.

Finally you will see a column that shows the amount of wax that you get for your money. You can also click on the various columns so as you can sort the table according to your own preferences. This table of car waxes is updated monthly.

Top 10 Car Wax List

Here we list the best 10 car polishes on the market today. Please note the number of reviews, average rating and average price are taken from Amazon. These were correct at the time of writing but are subject to daily change so please always check at the time of purchase. Last Updated March 2017
Product NameImageNumber of ReviewsAverage RatingPrice PointVolume
Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax - 11 oz.Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax3054.8Around $2211 ounce
Meguiars Ultimate Liquid WaxMeguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax - 16 oz.9224.7Around $2016 ounce
Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax4294.7Around $1818 ounce
Meguiars G-7014J Gold Class Carnauba Plus Waxgold class g7014j car wax review4104.7Around $1111 ounce
MOTHERS 05750 California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax Liquid - 16 oz (Ultimate Wax System, Step 3)mothers california gold carnauba cleaner wax2554.6Around $1216 ounce
Chemical Guys Vintage Series Butter Wet WaxChemical Guys WAC20116 Vintage Series Butter Wet Wax8164.6Around $1516 ounce
Meguiar's G17516 Ultimate Quik Waxtop rated spray wax for black cars6174.6Around $915.2 ounce
Mothers 10016 Reflections Car Wax1064.6Around $1616 ounce
3M 39030 Performance Finish Synthetic Wax1294.6Around $1516 ounce
Turtle Wax T-223 Paste Wax
744.4Around $109.5 ounce

So as you can see there are a good number of choices available, and it really does come down to your own personal choice as to which one you think is the best. As promised though, I have picked out what I believe to be the three best that I have used.

Best Rated Car Wax

MOTHERS 05750 California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax Liquid

This car wax gets as near perfect reviews as I could find anywhere. Personally I would not consider using anything else for waxing my own cars. It is easy to apply and easy to take off and leaves an excellent protection. Over 200 buyers on Amazon have rated this product at a very high 4.7 out of 5 stars, which is a very high, and more importantly consistently high rating.

When applying car wax it is so important to be able to apply and remove with ease. Many of the inferior products are OK to apply but a real pain to remove completely. I found that the cheaper ones tend to smear and leave white powder type marks. With this Carnauba wax I just never get this problem. Here is what one other reviewer thought of this product.

I’ve used many other ‘over the counter’ brands from Meguiar’s NXT, GoldGlass to Eagle1 Nanowax and none of those products comes close to Mothers Pure Carnuba Wax when it comes to deep, reflective shine and ease of use. Period.

As you can see the “ease of use” is an important factor and combined with the fact that this car wax gives a really deep shine also makes this one my number one choice. On Amazon it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars which is a great review and probably one of the best I have ever seen.

I am not surprised by this at all and honestly not sure what the problem was the one person who gave this a 3 star review.

He must have been using a different car wax to the one I was using and have used for a very long time.

Number Two Car Wax – Meguiar’s Ultimate Paste Wax

If you can afford this on then go ahead and buy it would be my advice. The only reason this product is number two in my opinion is because of the price. It actually does a better job than the one above but for many the price point is simply not worth the extra you get from this wax.

If you have only one car or can afford to pay $20-22 or so then honestly you should buy this one as the performance from this car wax is truly incredible. You can put this wax on in direct sunlight and take it off with a few simple wipes of a cloth. It lasts in terms of protection for a very long time and will guarantee a high level of durability for your car.

They say you pay for what you get and it is true. This is in my opinion the best car wax I have ever used and if I could afford to but this on a regular basis then I would. It is just too darned expensive for me and I only buy it if I happen to see it on sale somewhere.

Many other reviewers and buyers would share this opinion and that would also explain the 4.8 out of 5 stars rating this one attracts. Car lovers buy this Meguiars product all the time because they know just how good it is.

This just becomes a budget decision for many people. They would love to have it, but it is pretty hard to justify the amount of money.

Number Three Car Wax – Chemical Guys WAC20116 Butter Wet Wax

This is a more recent product to the market but one that is attracting a lot of interest and getting some really good reviews. I bought it to test it out and I was impressed with the results. It also contains Carnauba so that might explain the really deep shine that you get when finished. I tried it on a silver and a black car and without doubt it did a great job on the black car and better than on the white one.

Don’t get me wrong they were both really good shines but this wax seems to work better on darker colors.

I also used this on a wet surface and that worked really well. So for people in a hurry this would be an ideal car wax and it is certainly well priced.

Those are my top three car waxes and hopefully you will find one of these to suit your needs. In summary the Meguiars is the best if you can afford it, the chemical guys is great if you are in a hurry and the Mothers I find great for regular and consistent use. Always remember though that a car wax is used to give a layer of protection to your car. As such, avoid all the other type of hype used to sell these products.

We have also done a detailed review of the car waxes that will last the longest. This is ideal for people who just don’t have the time to wax their car every couple of months. If like me you really like to take care of your vehicle, then applying a high quality wax will go along way to protecting the bodywork.

For sure it is a lot of work and a fair bit of elbow grease is required, but after all there is no gain without pain.

Best Spray Car Wax

If you like the convenience of using a spray wax instead of one from the tin, then we think that the best in class is the Meguiars G7716 Premium Quik Wax, usually available in a 16 ounce bottle.

This one gets really high 4.8 out of 5 star ratings by plenty of buyers over at Amazon and we think for in and around $10-11 it is really good purchase.

Car Polish vs Car Wax

I mentioned earlier that the purpose of using a car wax and a car polish are two very different things. If you would like to read more about the exact difference, then this article is certainly worth a read, as it explains the key differences.

Best Car Polish

If you are then interested in getting a car polish, that really helps bring out a deep showroom shine, it would be worthwhile reading my article about the best car polishes available on the market today.

Leading Car Wax Brands

All of the main brands make a car wax, but those that lead the way are:

  • Meguiars
  • Zaino
  • Klasse
  • Mothers

Best Wax for Black Cars OR black paint

All cars of course need to have a good wax but we think this is especially true for black cars. We have done a full article here on what we think is the best wax for black cars. If you happen to own one, then this is well worth a read.