Wheels and Tires Maintenance
Your wheels and tires are one of the most essential parts of your vehicle, they are the major equipment that makes your vehicle move. However, the functions of the wheels and tires do not just end there. These parts also emphasize the overall appearance of your vehicle. Like any other car parts the wheels can eventually be corroded and tires could wear out because of certain factors.
Here are few guidelines in effective cleaning and maintenance of your vehicle wheels and tires:
You should know the factors that would make your wheels and tires look unpleasant. Whenever you use your car or SUV for a long travel or even in a short trip, dust particles attack the surface of your wheels. Other unwanted dirt on your wheels and tires include road tars, mud, and different soil crumbs. Acid rain and winter salt are effective destroyers that can make your wheels brittle.
Cleaning your wheels and tires is actually the first step in car washing. You should first select a certain cleaner for your wheels and tires. There are a lot of cleaning agents out in the market today but you should choose the safest and most effective cleaning agent for your wheels and tires. Some cleaning agents contain a high level of acidity and can easily damage your wheels. Acid-free cleaners are effective cleaning agents that are commonly used by car wash shops. The most common cleaner is the household detergent because you can find it anywhere in your house. Not only that, but the detergent is also effective and it is the safest cleaner, because it does not contain any harmful ingredients that can affect your car. Wheels and tires of SUVs are much larger and broader than other vehicles so the cleaning process most likely will take longer compared to sedans.
First, you should check your tires for road dirt and mud. If you found that, then scrape it with any hard object you could find in your place, but be careful not to scratch your tires. Dilute your chosen cleaner in a bucket of water and then start brushing your tires. The grooves of your tires are the most susceptible to mud and road tars. Brush them effectively. After cleaning your tires, proceed to the wheels. Rinse the brush that you had used in your tires and start brushing your wheels in up and down motion. You should clean your wheels and tires once a month for maintenance.