WHEEL CARE

Reliable wheels maintenance in Albion Park & WOLLONGONG

Chrome and alloy wheels are a big investment on the look and feel of our vehicle, which is why you want to make sure you take proper care when it comes to your wheels maintenance. The following are some helpful tips on how to keep your investment in their best condition for longer.

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How to keep chrome and alloy wheels in their best condition

To ensure you get the most out of your chrome and alloy wheels and so that you get several years of wheels in tip-top condition, there are a few points we wish to address regarding care and maintenance.

Wash the wheels exactly as you would your cars bodywork, for example:

  1. Using a fine spray, rinse wheels off with water.
  2. Mix car shampoo wash and wax with water in a bucket and wash wheels with a sponge.
  3. Rinse off wheels with water.
  4. If wheels are still stained with dirt or brake dust, make sure you use a chromed wheel only cleaner . (Read the label, if it doesn’t say it’s safe for chromed wheels then don’t use it and always test it on a small area first) Simply spray it on, lightly scrub with a sponge if required, then hose it off.
  5. Once dry, use a car wax to add a protective layer. Wax helps to protect the chrome finish by adding a protective layer. Dirt and brake dust will stick to this rather than the chrome finish making future cleaning a lot easier.

    To help keep brake dust and dirt from getting ground into the chrome, it is best to wash your wheels once a week. If you ignore cleaning your wheels, brake dust, salt, and dirt may pit the finish, as moisture in the climate will react with the chrome plating.

    Don’t use car washes as the detergents used could damage the chrome finish, or the chrome finish could get scratched.

    Don’t use any wheel dirt or brake dust cleaners than can’t be used on chromed wheels as the acid content could affect the finish. We only recommend what is listed above.

    For professional advice on wheel maintenance, call Danics Auto & Tyre Service Centre today on 02 4257 9999

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