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.
Special consideration should also be given to acid wheel cleaners. We have covered on a separate page if this is a kind of cleaner you should be using and you can read more about it at this link.
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.
Autoglym High Performance Tyre Gel Review– The new tyre dressing from the Autoglym team.
For those in a hurry and want to know the best tyre dressings to get, a rundown can be found here.
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. We’ve covered our top picks of alloy wheel waxes and sealants, here.