While you may have just washed and waxed your vehicle, there could still be imperfections that are on the surface. You can't necessarily see them with the naked eye, but you can usually feel them with your hand. If your vehicle's surface doesn't feel as smooth as glass, it might be time to think about using a clay bar to detail your automobile.

A clay bar works a lot like vehicle wax when it comes to providing an excellent shine, but the clay has the ability to grab very small particles that have embedded themselves into your paint. This could be anything from brake dust to pollution. It might not seem like the sheen of your vehicle is affected, but you'll be shocked at how your paint looks once you've completed the process of cleaning your vehicle with a clay bar.