Shined and Polished from Road to Roof

If you’re not a regular at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail, you might not prioritize having clean tires. After all, tires are the part of the car most likely to get dirty. It’s easy to forget about the rubber and chrome contraption keeping you rooted to the road. But whether you’re talking driving safety or that clean car gleam, tires deserve a second look.

Keeping Tires Clean

clean and dressed tiresTires are often the last place car owners think to clean, but freshly washed wheels can transform the appearance of your car. In fact, it’s not uncommon for drivers to hear “did you buy new tires?” after having their wheels detailed. Tires dull easily, a result of road contaminants, seasonal debris, and brake dust. The key to clean tires is thoroughness. A good wheel wash should:

  • Remove dirt from the hubcap, wheel well, and tread
  • Polish and protect the rims
  • Add an extra gleam by waxing and dressing the tires

Maintaining Tires

It’s easy to assume that, until you reach 40,000 miles, your tires are good to go. But if your tires blow, the rest of the vehicle won’t do you much good. And driving on poorly maintained tires is all but begging for an accident. Keeping your tires clean is an important step in good tire care, but rotating your tires is just as critical. Rotating your tires evens the wear on your tread, extending the life of your tires by several thousand miles. If you have a daily commute, you should probably rotate your tires every 3,000-6,000 miles (approximately every six months). You should also check your tire pressure regularly, especially in the cold winter months.

Are your tires looking dingy, dirty, or streaked? Stop by Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail for a full auto detail. We’ll have your tires looking factory fresh in no time.

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