Road Salt and Your Wheels
Winter is well on its way, and with it will come road salt.
Chrome wheels are one of the most beautiful additions you can make to any vehicle, and although they are incredibly durable, they are also vulnerable to road salt. Road salt is a wonderful thing for gaining traction on the road, but it can spell trouble for your chrome rims. Road salt speeds up the rate of corrosion exponentially, and if you aren’t careful, it can irreversibly damage your chrome wheels. At Off Road Rim Financing, not only do we offer a wide variety of rims financing options, we also want to help you get the most out of your rims! That’s why we will be talking about how to protect your wheels from road salt.
Preventative maintenance is the name of the game.
Unfortunately, there really isn’t anything out there that you can put on your wheels to protect them from road salt, but a little bit of preventative maintenance will go a long way. You should make it a point to wash and wax your wheels regularly, but it is especially important at the start of winter. It is also important to rinse, wash and polish your wheels throughout winter to avoid a buildup of abrasive residue from the road salt. There is no set amount of time for how often you should wash your wheels, just keep an eye on them. If they are starting to look dull or dirty, wash them!
Chrome wheels are a beautiful addition to any vehicle, and if you want your chrome wheels to remains beautiful, you need to make sure that you regularly wash and polish them. Contact us today if you have any questions or concerns.