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Car Coach Lauren Fix: How to properly clean your wheels

Written By | Aug 19, 2019
Car Coach: Lauren Fix

BUFFALO, NY — Clean your wheels at home and remove brake dust. Learn how to clean them the right way and shine your tires with car expert, Lauren Fix.

Have aluminum wheels or painted wheels? Make sure you’re using a product that will protect them and then don’t forget to shine your tires. I recommend a cleaner made from a non-corrosive formula, which can be used on all wheel types, even alloy. It protects against brake dust buildup and road dirt. For your tires, use tire shine to protect the tires through three rainstorms and doesn’t need to be applied as often. Your tire will look much nicer too.

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That vile looking black dust on your wheels can be cleaned if you do it right. Wheels and wheel covers become coated with disc brake dust that can form during daily driving.

• There are many great cleaners out there. Just make sure that if you have aluminum, chrome or custom wheels, get a product that won’t destroy their finish.
• Make sure to read labels or ask for help at the parts store.

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Besides having a nice, clean car, this is a work out and you can burn up to 200 calories and hour. Additionally, it can also be a great time to get the kids to help and they’ll learn too. No matter what kind of material your car’s wheels are made from, I’ll show you, step-by-step how to get that showroom shine, all over again.

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Lauren Fix

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host. A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news and safety issues.