Understand how to effectively maintain each type of wheel
CLEANING WHEELS WITH A PAINTED FINISH
MAINTAINING YOUR ALLOY 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.