The wheels are generally the dirtiest part of the car, due to how close they are to the road and their contact with it. Due to this, it’s really important that the wheels are cleaned properly, and often.
There are actually a lot of different wheel cleaners on the market, although I would discourage the use of some of them (acid wheel cleaners), unless absolutely necessary. The wheel cleaning is actually a two stage process; cleaning the wheels themselves, as well as dressing the tyres.
Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner Review– A look at how well this wheel cleaner from Autoglym performs.
Autoglym Instant Tyre Dressing Review– Our thoughts on this long standing dressing from Autoglym.
It is also important to protect the alloys, much like it’s important to protect the paint work on the body. This is a stage that is often overlooked, but it is something which should be done.