Winter is well and truly on its way but are you prepared? Cold winter months can play havoc with your alloy wheels. Snow, grit, ice and dust are not exactly man’s best friend when it comes to caring for your alloy wheels and keeping them looking new.
Here are a few helpful tips to keep your wheels looking brand new.
1. Clean your wheels at least two times a month. We recommend simply using soap and warm water, as alloy wheel cleaners can contain paint stripping elements that remove layers of your wheels every time you use them. Keeping your wheels clean will prevent any dirt or brake dust permanently sticking.
2. Use a high quality wheel wax to protect and shine your wheels every time you wash them. Again this prevents dirt sticking and becoming very difficult to remove.
3. When you clean your wheels, spend extra time cleaning out all of the little gaps. If left, these areas of dirt can become very hard to remove.
4. Winter Tyres – think about putting on winter tyres they really do make a difference when driving in ice and snow therefore reducing the chance of curbing and damaging your alloy wheels.
Unfortunately if you have not been looking after your wheels and they have started to corrode and become damaged there is only one option – they need to be refurbished. For more friendly and helpful advice about winter care for your wheels pop in to your local Wheel Specialist to find out more.