The secret to a beautiful car is no other than regular maintenance. Your brand new car’s appealing looks will only last for too long if you will not take care of it, meaning, you have to keep tabs on cleaning it as frequent as possible. One of the most missed parts of the vehicle when it comes to cleaning and maintenance are the mag wheels or rims. If you want your car to look like it was just released from the dealership yesterday, then you should pay extra attention to your wheel’s cleanliness.
Maintenance and Cleaning Are the Key
After a few weeks of strolling, exposing it to the never ending problem of severe pollution will surely cause and encourage the building up of grease together with dirt that will likely befall in your car, especially in its mag wheels. The above problem may contribute to encourage decreased longevity of your wheels at the same time. Good news is, given the fact that your hectic schedule, particularly for work, will surely interfere with the time you intend to spend for keeping the tidiness of your car, however, your worry ends here as for there are still quick and easy steps on how to preserve a new car’s pleasing look. Moreover, to keep all eyes on you and your car, aside from focusing on cleaning its body, make it a habit to regularly maintain your wheels at the same time. Proper care implied towards it will promote the appearance and even the overall estimated value of the car.
Paying Attention to the Wheels
Like any other investment, you definitely want to take good care of your belongings or property. And to do so, here are some useful methods that you may use as reference.
Cleaning your wheels should start by rinsing it first. It is to disturb the dust as well as sand particles that will eventually trigger it to fall out from the mag wheel. Picking a soft sponge that will be used to remove any of the remaining dust particles will prevent any friction. Just make sure to get rid of anything that promotes scratches on your rims. Also, it is better to ensure using either a sponge or a cloth dipped in cold water to avoid producing scratches while cleaning. Take note that using a different sponge on your wheels to the one you use on your car’s bodywork is vital.
Next is using a specific cleaning mixture that is carefully formulated for every type of rims. It may be used by dipping the sponge [of your choice] into the water combined with the above mentioned mixture. Make sure to pour the correct amount of cleaning solution. Also, during cleaning up, it is not advisable to scrub too hard since most of the dirt has dissipated during the rinsing stage. Meanwhile, to get full access of hard to reach corners where some dirt more likely resides, using a small-sized brush (could be your old toothbrush) to explore small cracks which are not possible if you are using a brush. Following this tip will guarantee you spotless cracks. When you are already done, just rinse all of the residues caused by the soap cleaning solution. For the finishing touch, apply a wheel wax all throughout your mag wheels. Waxing the wheels for at least every 3 months will ensure you that it is well-sealed and protected.
Other Things to Consider
Luckily, aside from periodic cleaning maintenance of your rims, you may want to try putting mag rim protectors for additional protections. It is a hard plastic rib that fits onto the rim lip to make a barrier between the curb and the wheel which aims to offer solution against curb damaged wheels. Also, avoiding kerb scuffing and other related blues is necessary.