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How to Protect Your Alloy Wheels This Winter

Managing to get your alloy wheels to shine and glimmer is a very tough job to do. If you do it correctly, however, you are able to give your vehicle a new look. The most important part is the choosing of an alloy wheel brush. In order to keep your alloy wheel clean, buy a very soft brush so that you don’t have to scratch out the dirt from your wheel and can easily remove the dirt and dust from it.   

Try not to buy the kind of brush which has metal bars or a metal pin inside as it can harm the quality of your alloy wheels, making its shine go away. And if your wheels are really suffering from dirt and dust then you should take some proper dirt removing products.

Repairing Alloy Wheels

If by chance your wheel is damaged then you have to take it to be repaired. Repairing your alloy wheels can cost you anywhere from £60 to £120 if you take your wheels to be repaired by a professional. It is not a hugely time-consuming process but it can affect the quality of your alloy wheel. Buying new alloy wheels can be very costly, so people usually go to an alloy wheel repair centre to have them repaired.

Wheel Maintenance

Often in winter, your alloy wheels get corroded due to the moisture in the air, that is why it is really important to clean your alloy wheels daily in winter and put some oil on it. Waxing is also one of the methods of saving your alloy wheels from corroding. Below are some steps which can be used in order to protect your wheels in winter:

  • Never clean your alloy wheels after an immediate ride as they will be hot, let them cool down first.
  • Do not ever use brake oil or brake dust while washing your alloy wheels at first. 
  • If you are going to use a wheel cleaner, then first ensure that you have removed all the dust and dirt from your alloy wheels and tires.
  • Use either a jet washer or a hose to splash the water around your wheel.
  • After that, clean it again with a dry cloth or a scrubber.
  • The last thing to do is to use a wheel cleaner to spray your alloy wheel.

Repairing Alloy Wheels

If you are taking care of your alloy wheels carefully than you don’t need to buy new alloy wheels. If you cannot do this on your own, then after every winter, take your alloy wheels to a professional alloy wheel repair shop. If there is any damage on your alloy wheel, that professional would definitely have a facility to refurbish it. 

They will refinish all the damaged parts on your alloy wheel and make it look like a new one. Primer and epoxy are mainly used for the refurbishing process, allowing you to have a smooth ride with your newly refurbished alloys. Thank you for reading this blog post. If you have any queries, get in touch via our contact page or call us on 01604 600581.