The advanced paintcare product, Armor All Shield, has outshone all other 24 entrants in the annual Auto Express Product Awards, to win the category of Best Wax & Polish.

Paint protection is at the heart of the Auto Express test and the magazine made it tougher in this year’s awards, not only monitoring water-beading through seven winter weeks but also including regular washing to more closely match what happens in every day motoring. The test procedure also took into account ease of application and price, including the fact that hard waxes are used more slowly than liquid versions.

Announcing Armor All Shield as the outright winner, Auto Express said:

“Our revised test with regular washes suited Shield as it claims they revitalise the protection. It certainly worked in our seven-week test, with Shield shifting water quickly right to the end. It also claims to be better than a wax – and it is definitely easier to apply as the free-flowing formula takes little effort to put on, and quickly buffs up to a smart shine. Combine this with a price that is substantially lower than many rival waxes and you have a clear winner.”

Shield comes with a no-quibble money-back guarantee, such is Armor All’s confidence in its performance. At £18.99 for a long-lasting 500ml bottle – complete with a sponge applicator and finishing cloth – it is full of value and perfect for bodywork protection.

Armor All Shield is available from Halfords branches nationwide and on-line (www.halfords.com), and from all good (and BAD, no doubt) accessory and forecourt shops.

For further details of Shield and the extensive Armor All car care product range, visit www.armorall.eu, call the UK helpline on 0845 6021995 ENDS.