After the engine, your wheels are worth the most. The worst part about having to replace brand new wheels is knowing that there could have been a way to save them. Alloy wheels are specially made to work with the performance of the car and because alloys are not a pure metal, they may be lighter too.
Most people drive on a daily basis. You might think that there is nothing to worry about because the wheels were made to be strong. Unfortunately, there will always be something that can damage your wheels.
When the car brakes, small fibres from the brake pad will shed and land directly onto the wheel. These fibres become corrosive when exposed to heat. In this case the heat will be caused by the friction of the wheels. You could wash these fibres off using a hose and prevent corrosion by applying a sealant specifically for alloy wheels.
Alloy wheels are quite popular. By cleaning them every now and then, you will keep the value of the car. In general, your car needs to be cleaned because it appeals to the eye of a car enthusiast.
Remember that even though the alloy wheel was made to enhance performance, it still gets scratched easily. To repair this minor disgrace all you need is primer and polish with a bit of tender loving care.
When cleaning your beautiful alloy wheels make sure that you don’t use any chemical that is high in acidity. You also need to avoid using anything steel that can cause scratching on the face.
If you need to clean your wheels do it when they have cooled down and out of sunlight and intense heat. The last thing you want seen is soap marks on the face. Although this may not damage the wheel it does oppose the idea of cleaning your wheels. Always make sure you clean one at a time and do it properly the first time.
Most importantly you have to make sure that you actually clean your wheels during every season. If a specific substance starts to set into the alloy wheels you could be facing a permanent problem of rust. Your alloy wheels are constantly being exposed to dirt and you don’t want that grime to damage its beauty.
If you plan on purchasing alloy wheels, you have to find a wheel wholesaler that knows exactly how to look after such an expensive asset. Always check on how to look after your expensive belongings especially if it is always under intense conditions.
A1 Wheel and Tyre is a private family owned and operated company specialising in the warehouse and distribution of wheels and tyres to the automotive fitment trade. The company has a well established operation in Johannesburg, South Africa.