Your wheels and tyres are the only part of your vehicle which touch the road surface, and are also connected to the brakes, so it should be no surprise they can get very dirty. Regular wheel and tyre cleaning makes your vehicle look great and also makes it easier ongoing to remove contaminants.
When your car’s wheels are clean, it does more than just enhance your car’s looks. It also protects your tyres from weathering and cracking and removes corrosion and protects your wheel’s finish from the elements.
Different kinds of wheels and Tyres require different treatments — if you’re unsure what kind of wheels and tyres you have, like Dunlop tires and Michelin Tyres, check with a wheel shop. Aluminum or chrome-plated wheels call for a special wheel polish. Painted or clear-coated steel wheels are compatible with a standard auto polish product.
Before you start
First, ensure your vehicle is parked in the shade and that your wheels and tyres are not hot to touch.
To get the best results, clean the wheel with your usual car wash before you start and then give it a good rinse with a strong stream of water or even a pressure washer.
Shake the wheel cleaner well, then spray it onto the wheel and tyre. A soft bristle may be required for stubborn dirt and grime. You can also use cleaner from kawasaki accessories section.
Allow it so soak for the time recommended on the label – usually about 30 seconds.
Always work on one wheel at a time as to never let the product dry on the wheel (unless it specifically says so in the instructions).
Rinse the wheel off thoroughly and dry it with a soft rag to prevent water spotting. If the wheel is really dirty, you might need to spray and rinse it again.
Once you’ve washed, rinsed and dried one wheel you can move onto the next.
Finish the job off by applying an even layer of tyre shine.
Cleaning your wheels is a way to ensure not only that you are protecting them, but that you are keeping them pleasing to the eye as well. Wheels and tyres are often overlooked as part of a car cleaning regimen, but regular cleanings are essential to maintaining the life and safety of your tyres.