Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:27 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Fuel Economy > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Do you wax your car regularly to get More MPG's Back to Topics
gearmax

Rookie Author
New Brunswick

Posts:79
Points:5,990
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2010 12:56:11 PM

Did you know that by simply waxing your car you can gain about 2 miles per gallon more. Is it just me or is it true, what do you think
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
redfish67
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,805
Points:456,025
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:32:42 AM

fantasy
Profile Pic
Mikeyl
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:8,931
Points:1,850,305
Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 9:17:46 PM

Uh, no. There is no possible way there would be a measurable difference.
Profile Pic
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:17,627
Points:3,834,925
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 2:03:32 PM

sure
Profile Pic
weddy11
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:4,705
Points:1,116,600
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:50:02 AM

No, it didn't make any measurable difference.
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 18, 2014 8:17:12 AM

no
Profile Pic
AndreDmax
Rookie Author Richmond

Posts:5
Points:4,500
Joined:Dec 2014
Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 10:49:10 AM

Somebody has been playing too much Gran Turismo.
Profile Pic
nascar44
Rookie Author New Orleans

Posts:34
Points:5,565
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Dec 16, 2014 1:09:28 PM

NO!
Profile Pic
PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:11,620
Points:2,267,545
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 2:34:48 PM

No
Profile Pic
lyons_coop
Veteran Author Kansas

Posts:429
Points:222,710
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 11:34:00 AM

No.
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 7:22:21 AM

no
Profile Pic
hoofharted
Champion Author Wyoming

Posts:12,987
Points:1,996,085
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 1:50:07 AM

no
Profile Pic
citizen1
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:1,856
Points:1,049,430
Joined:Apr 2004
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 3:11:46 PM

never
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 9:14:29 AM

no
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:10,105
Points:1,653,500
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 1:35:20 PM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 13, 2014 8:39:48 AM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 7:48:25 AM

no
Profile Pic
silverG
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:8,009
Points:2,003,160
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 9:03:18 AM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 8:54:28 AM

no
Profile Pic
badbobKY
All-Star Author Lexington

Posts:920
Points:24,345
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:54:09 AM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 7:58:42 AM

no
Profile Pic
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,608
Points:1,407,460
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:03:42 AM

No
Profile Pic
Jackson126
All-Star Author Virginia

Posts:983
Points:327,010
Joined:May 2014
Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 4:23:06 AM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 8:44:10 AM

no
Profile Pic
JohnCur
Veteran Author New Jersey

Posts:252
Points:487,150
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 11:10:42 AM

No.
Profile Pic
HideMKE
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:2,800
Points:677,375
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 10:41:58 AM

no
Profile Pic
redfish67
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,805
Points:456,025
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 10:10:54 AM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 8:43:45 AM

no
Profile Pic
RealtorJeff
All-Star Author San Diego

Posts:627
Points:601,255
Joined:Apr 2005
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 6:39:14 PM

Yes to waxing the car, not a believer that it improves MPG.
Profile Pic
Mikeyy1960
Veteran Author Cape Coral

Posts:417
Points:175,335
Joined:Aug 2014
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 2:45:21 PM

not true
Profile Pic
badbobKY
All-Star Author Lexington

Posts:920
Points:24,345
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 11:21:48 AM

no
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:10,105
Points:1,653,500
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 1:43:41 AM

Now I've heard just about everything dude.
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 9:08:28 AM

no
Profile Pic
jorobins538
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:5,621
Points:950,395
Joined:Sep 2009
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:25:11 AM

you are kidding, right?
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 8:49:34 AM

no
Profile Pic
manabanana1204
Rookie Author New York

Posts:24
Points:2,950
Joined:Nov 2014
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 7:48:58 PM

never heard of it
Profile Pic
k7lvo
Rookie Author Medford

Posts:51
Points:168,015
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 8:55:00 PM

I've read that a freshly-waxed WWII fighter aircraft had about 7 more mph top speed than a "dirty" one. I doubt that would translate into anything detectable on the average car at 70 mph.
Profile Pic
herbiepopnecker
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:16,211
Points:3,141,555
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:20:58 PM

wax hardens in cold weather so in winter, use a light coat of graphite all over your car
Profile Pic
redfish67
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,805
Points:456,025
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:16:42 AM

no
Profile Pic
weddy11
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:4,705
Points:1,116,600
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:44:50 AM

No
Profile Pic
8_Ball2014
Champion Author North Dakota

Posts:1,327
Points:270,790
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 8:13:37 AM

no
Profile Pic
retiredssgt
Veteran Author North Carolina

Posts:400
Points:163,065
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:34:38 AM

No
Profile Pic
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:27,369
Points:1,177,965
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:33:40 AM

Never.....
Profile Pic
8_Ball2014
Champion Author North Dakota

Posts:1,327
Points:270,790
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 8:35:57 PM

no
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:16:14 AM

no
Profile Pic
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:2,425
Points:209,255
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:29:33 AM

No
Profile Pic
southtown43701
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:15,679
Points:3,061,115
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 1:11:40 AM

no
Profile Pic
poetdog73
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:1,973
Points:1,180,240
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:19:20 AM

no
Profile Pic
JohnCur
Veteran Author New Jersey

Posts:252
Points:487,150
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 12:09:41 AM

Huh?
Profile Pic
PaylessKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:11,620
Points:2,267,545
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:11:23 PM

No
Profile Pic
b899
Champion Author Connecticut

Posts:8,001
Points:2,241,015
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:22:00 AM

no
Profile Pic
nickless
Champion Author PEI

Posts:16,937
Points:2,731,685
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 5:07:56 AM

No
Post a reply Back to Topics