Wheels

Tires & Wheels

Description

Wheels can be made of steel, aluminium or various alloys. Steel wheels often have a wheel cover affixed to the outer edge for appearance.

Purpose

Wheels support the tire and must be able to withstand loads from acceleration, braking and cornering. Aluminium and alloy wheels also serve an aesthetic purpose and dress up the vehicle's appearance.

Maintenance Tips/Suggestions

Wheels should be cleaned frequently using a suitable wheel cleaner. Use extreme care not to use any abrasive pads or cleaners that may remove the protective coating and scratch the wheels. It is best to clean the wheels while they're cool. Clean one at a time and rinse all cleaner away. Wheel cleaner should not be allowed to sit on wheels for extended periods.

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