Squeaky Clean: 5 Truck Tire and Wheel Cleaning Tips  

Whether you are riding on some seriously customized wheels, or you have the stock wheels on your ride still, it is important to take some pride in your vehicle. And this means taking care of it and making sure every piece of your vehicle is clean, from the tires to roof rack. However, making sure that your truck or vehicle’s tires and wheels are perfectly clean may be a little more complex than simply taking it through the automated car wash.

Here are some tips for making sure your truck’s tires and wheels are squeaky clean:

The Right Cleaner

The first step is making sure you have the appropriate cleaner for your wheels. Whether you have alloy or steel, chrome, or paint finish, and various other elements in between are all factors that play into picking the right cleaner.

Jet Stream

Take advantage of the jet stream setting on your hose in order to make sure all loose debris is removed from the tire and wheels before you begin. It will make life a lot easier.

Douse It

When you have your perfect cleaner, lay it on thick. Cover your wheels and tires in a thick coat of the cleaner, and let it sit for a few minutes to fully break down the debris and dirt. Work one wheel at a time for best results.

Elbow Grease

Using a soft-bristle brush, scrub your tires and wheels in order to break up the build-up of debris and dirt that has accumulated. Depending on the formation of your spokes, you may need multiple brushes in order to completely clean the grooves. Once you scrub the filth off, rinse the wheels and tires before drying them off with a microfibre cloth to prevent water sports and scratches.

Wax On

Because your wheels are constantly in a state of getting covered in filth, it is important to take the time to add a coat of wax for protection. This will help keep them cleaner for longer because it makes it harder for debris to build up on your beautiful tires and wheels.

This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry wheel and tire packages for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.