Maintaining your new alloy wheels

Dirt build-up can affect the long- and short-term appearance of your wheels – dust and grit look unsightly, but they can also scratch your alloys, and road salt can corrode the wheels over time. You should wash your wheels around once a week by cleaning off any dirt and grit, then rinsing with soapy water.

There are a number of alloy wheel cleaners and polishers available. We recommend visiting the specialist in Smart Repairs to keep the shine and help grime and dust slide off easily and get the best look possible.

So here is a step-by-step guide for cleaning and maintaining your alloy wheels in their pristine condition.

Step 1: Remove loose surface contaminants.

With a hose or pressure washer, blast away any loose debris and dust from the rim, taking care not to knock any of the wheel’s balancing weights while you are at it.

Step 2: Scrub the rim using a soft-tipped wheel cleaning brush.

If the brake dust is stubborn, get yourself a soft-bristled wheel cleaning brush to give the rim a more intense scrub. Alloy wheel brushes are great for removing the most dried-on and imbedded of wheel deposits, and their shape means you can clean hard-to-reach areas.

Step 3: Time for a cleansing session

Cleaning is the obvious next step. In order to cleanse your alloys, you should buy a dedicated alloy cleanser. Spray small amounts of the cleansing solution on each rim, one at a time, and rub it off using a dry microfiber cloth. Make sure that every part of the wheel gets a coat of the cleanser.

Maintaining your alloys can help keep them in good shape. Changing the brake pads regularly is a simple process and can keep the wheels in good condition by reducing brake dust. Brake dust shields can help to deflect dust from the alloys to keep them looking shinier for longer. Alloy wheel refurbishment and colour detailing will help your alloys look new and stay perfect at all times which also increases the resale value of the car at the time of sale. Visit Smart Refurbs in Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Saffron Walden and get the best look for your wheels done.