Understand how to effectively maintain each type of wheel

Just like your car's paintwork, it is important to maintain your rims to keep them in good condition and prolong their lifespan.


It is best to avoid using chemical wheel cleaners to prevent damaging the clear-coated finish. If you wash your vehicle on a regular basis, there is no need to use them. When washing your vehicle, start with the wheels first when they are cool. Since the finish on your wheels is similar to your vehicle’s paint job, use a mild detergent that is designed for automotive finishes. Use a washing mitt or a soft sponge, avoiding any brushes or abrasive pads as these will scratch and damage the finish. We also recommend waxing the exposed areas of your wheels three to four times a year or more. This will maintain the new look longer and will help to keep other elements from damaging the finish of your new wheels.


Maintenance will prevent damage to the wheel finish and keep the wheel finish warranty from being voided. Before installation, apply a coat of non-abrasive car wax to the wheels which will help protect the finish and make it easier to clean them. Clean your wheels often using mild soap and water and a soft sponge or cotton cloth to clean them. Reapply a coat of wax at least once per season.

Do not use abrasive cleaners, pads or polishing compounds on your wheels.
Do not wash your wheels when they are hot as it will damage the finish.