If you own a nice car you would want to take good care of it and make sure it’s always in tip top shape by both servicing it on a regular basis but also keeping it clean at all times.
But there’s more to keeping a car clean than using a car wash and waxing the leather seats, things like rubber trims and alloy wheels need care and attention too.
And when it comes to the latter, a recent test of alloy wheel cleaners tells you exactly which alloy cleaner to get for your priced possession, whether that’s a luxury Aston imported from Italy or a new Ford Mondeo, Slough.
What builds up on your wheels when driving is both brake dust and road dirt and if left on it could damage the finish of your wheels. But there are some good products out there to help you keep your car sparkling. One of the most effective ones is a professional wheel cleaning kit from CarPlan which cost £7.99. The solution is painted on the alloy with the help of a brush and you then just wipe it off. It’s effective and you shouldn’t need to use much elbow grease. Another effective option is the alloy wheel clean kit from Comma which is also priced at £7.99. This is a spray you spray on the wheel and then use the brush provided to work the liquid in. You then rinse and wipe off any excess. The kit comes with a pair of protective gloves which is not included in the CarPlan kit.
Other options are Simoniz Shield Protection Wheel Cleaner which also is a spray. It’s cheaper than the other two at £6.49 but more or less as effective. The only drawback is that you have to dry off the wheels after cleaning.
Alloy cleaners are also provide by brands like Autoglym, Sonax and Turtlewax but as they’re all more or less the same price, you won’t go wrong if you use any of the three mentioned here.