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gearmax
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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
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b899
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 6:56:35 AM

no
stoihor
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 8:23:04 AM

i also wax my legs for better mpg.
Ratso
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:31:46 AM

The car & the SUV get detailed every 4 - 6 months... For better MPG ?? No, just to protect the paint and make 'em look good.
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 10:45:25 AM

I wax to protect the paint and make it look good. Don't think you will get more than .5 MPG improvement overall.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 10:37:03 AM

no, I wax it to protect the finish and so it looks good
b899
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 8:07:16 AM

no
runner1256
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 6:41:47 AM

no
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 5:40:10 AM

No
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 9:46:40 AM

No. There was no measurable difference in gas mileage over the many years I have waxed my vehicles and kept accurate gas mileage statistics.
b899
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 7:17:52 AM

no
b899
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:07:15 AM

no
pepeMI
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:53:39 AM

no
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 10:51:34 AM

no
b899
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 8:46:50 AM

no
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 9:54:40 AM

It's just you.
Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 6:29:55 AM

i wax my vehicles, not so sure about the +mpg
nickless
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 1:00:33 AM

lol
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:36:26 PM

No, and I don't see that result
weddy11
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:48:35 AM

Not any more, and when I did, there was no measurable difference.
b899
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:12:52 AM

no
BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 3:27:33 AM

Yes... Just applied my 47th coat of wax... I'm happy to announce that I'm now getting just over 100 miles per gallon ;-)
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 3:38:36 PM

I think you believe too many fallacies.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:22:29 PM

no
b899
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no
badbobKY
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SAButton
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:00:02 AM

No
xbAG
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 9:19:43 PM

No
weddy11
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 8:57:45 AM

Not any more. It never made a measurable difference.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 4:46:05 AM

no
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:00:54 AM

no
jameskel
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 4:49:18 PM

It's just you.

It's ridiculous to think waxing your car will increase your mileage. Maybe you just drive BETTER when you have a clean, freshly-waxed car?

James
ggg452
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 11:35:39 AM

no...I clean and wax for appearance and rust control.
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 9:16:14 AM

no
b899
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 4:36:25 PM

No
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 1:41:46 PM

fantasy
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 8:42:01 AM

no
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:08:22 AM

Never.........
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:29:17 AM

no
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 4:16:20 AM

Yes, 14 inches of pure wax on my baby so far ;-)
Gabilondo
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 4:45:33 PM

no
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:23:14 AM

Not any more. I used to, but it did not make any measurable difference in gas mileage.
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:21:51 AM

no
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 5:54:23 AM

no
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 2:00:49 PM

dear retired sergeant... don't you in North Carolina ever even SAY cold where it can be read by western new Yorkers!!!
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 1:59:41 PM

the mini is so aerodynamically slick that I can't imagine waxing would do much... I mean, there are only a few corners which would face the wind flow... can see how it's easy to think this, though
b899
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 9:27:40 AM

no
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 1:41:59 AM

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b899
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:08:38 AM

no
b899
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:09:08 AM

NO.
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