If you are someone that takes pride in your car or cars, and you install performance car parts, then you already know that you have to be able to take care of these parts. The most popular form of performance car parts is the tires and rims, which can be located and put on to any car ever made. If you go even a little bit of time such as a few weeks without cleaning these parts, it can make the look of your car go from hip to poor right away. Those wheels that have somewhat of a bright finish will look bad if there is an over abundance of brake dust that has accumulated itself on the rim.
If you are using a bleaching agent to clean these used auto parts areas, you are actually doing more harm than you are good. When cleaning these areas you want to use a top quality washing soap, a wheel cleaner, a tire brush, and smaller brush, maybe even a toothbrush, to fully clean the smaller parts of your rims. When you are washing your car, you should always begin by cleaning your wheels and only do that once they have cooled off from your driving. You run the risk of staining your tires if you wash them when they are warm. You have bought these performance car parts, so you should also take care of them.
The type of cleaner that is recommended for cleaning the wheels are the types that you can spray on, leave a few seconds, and then simply rinse off. These types of cleaners are free of acids and will not damage your tires like some others on the market today.
Once you have completed this, it is on to the next performance car part; the rims. The first thing to do with the rims is to give them a good scrubbing to remove the dirt that has heavily set in to them. Then you should put some more cleaner onto the rims, and begin using the tire brush, and the toothbrush, to intricately scrub the area. You may have to repeat this a few times to make sure there are no spots that you missed.
You should always remember to thoroughly dry off your rims and tires before putting any kind of preservative on the tires. This way there is not left over residue such as cleaner that will get locked into the tire through the preservative.