So you’ve had your alloy wheels refurbished by We Fix Alloys – how are you going to keep them looking so good?
7 ways to avoid damage to your (newly repaired) Alloy Wheels
- NEVER, EVER, EVER drive up a kerb!
- Keep your Alloy Wheels clean. The more often you clean your alloy wheels the easier it is. If you let brake dust (which is corrosive) and grime build up it will soon etch its way into the surface making it much more difficult to remove.
- Watch out for debris on the road. Don’t run over anything, even if it looks like it won’t do any damage – it probably will. (We’ve heard of someone who ran over something that looked like a cardboard box that fell off a truck in front of him. It was actually a metal casting – two of his alloy wheels were smashed beyond repair when he ran over it!)
- Use proprietary wheel cleaners sparingly. They are great at shifting some of the worst grime but they can contain acids which will damage the lacquer finish if you don’t rinse off properly.
- Avoid clipping kerb when parallel parking. If you have a passenger with you ask them to guide you in. It may take an extra few seconds but could save you hundreds!
- Keep your tyres properly inflated. Low pressure in your tyres increases the chances of damage to your wheel rims
- Avoid making tight turns around corners. The most common source of damage is caused by rolling a wheel over a sharp corner.