The annual battle against winter
Winter is undeniably a season of beauty, but it’s also a formidable adversary for our wheels.
Snow, ice and salt aren’t just a nuisance; they’re an aesthetic and structural threat.
SNOW AND ICE: AESTHETIC AND STRUCTURAL THREATS
Snow and ice can mar your rims, scratching or even damaging their surface. Cold temperatures make the rim material brittle, increasing its susceptibility to cracking.
When winter roads beckon, caution is your co-pilot. Avoid driving on snow or ice-covered roads to reduce risk.
SALT: THE STEALTHY ENEMY
Salt, commonly used to melt ice on roads, serves a dual purpose. While it makes driving safer, it can erode your rims.
Its corrosive nature can cause discoloration and even compromise the seals on your rims.
PREPARE FOR WINTER: CHOOSE WISELY AND SEAL TIGHT
If winter driving is routine for you, opt for rims made of cold-resistant materials such as aluminum or steel.
Apply special rim protectors to create a shield against snow, ice and salt.
DURING THE WINTER: CONSISTENT CARE IS KEY
Regular cleaning is not an option; it’s a must. Use warm water and soap or invest in special rim cleaners to combat the winter elements. Additional rim protectors can provide an extra layer of protection against corrosion.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF NEGLECT
Neglect leads to irreversible damage – cracks, corrosion, discoloration and even rust. Seek professional advice at the first sign of wear.
AFTER WINTER: SPRING INTO ACTION
Spring is the perfect time for a thorough rim inspection.
Remove residual dirt and apply a fresh coat of protection. Have a professional assess any damage.
BOTTOM LINE: YOUR RIMS DESERVE YEAR-ROUND ATTENTION
With proactive care, you can bask in the glow of pristine rims all year long.
With proper planning and ongoing maintenance, you can preserve both the beauty and integrity of your rims.