Aluminum alloy wheels (or rims) are made from a magnesium or aluminium compound, which offers a lighter weight than steel, and better heat conductivity. A lighter wheel improves handling, fuel consumption and reduces brake failures due to overheating. Alloy wheels can have more intricate designs than steel due to their manufacturing process. Wheel corrosion can occur regardless of whether the metal has been coated with a sealant. The finish may tarnish or fade if it is not treated. If the tire becomes damaged, its air pressure can drop.
Aluminium or magnesium alloy wheels (or rims) are lighter than steel and have better heat conduction.
- Untreated finish can lead to tarnishing and faded appearances, along with the possibility of tire failure.
You can clean the wheel and tire by rinsing them.
Apply a foaming cleaner specifically made for tire walls. The amount of cleaning needed may require that the foam set for up to five minutes.
Use a nylon bristle brush to scrub the tires. Rinse the tires as well as the wheels.
Use a nonabrasive wheel cleaner on the whole wheel and let it set for at least five minutes.
Again, scrub the wheel using your nylon toothbrush with a coarse bristle. Use a toothbrush with firm bristles to clean around the lug nuts, and any other difficult-to-reach places.
You can pour some cola over the foil and scrub any rusty spots.
Use a nylon bristle brush with coarse bristles to scrub the tires walls.
- You can pour some cola over the foil and scrub any rusty spots.
Wash the tires and wheels once more, taking out any traces of cleaner.
You can dry your wheels with a chamois or cotton cloth.
Allow the wax to dry for at least 30 minutes before applying an alloy wheel wax. Don’t allow the wax dry to the wheel.
Use a dry cloth, a buffer attachment or an 18-volt cordless drilling machine to remove the wax.
Road salt can be removed from tires and wheels to prevent corrosion.
To clean alloy wheels, do not use steel wool. This can cause scratches and damage to the alloy wheel’s finish.