Wheel Guide

Wheel Guide

Why light alloy wheels?

             We all think of a sportive and cool looking car when light alloy wheels are mentioned. But these accessories do not only change the look of the car, but also have a significant effect on handling and performance. Fast improving technology shows itself in the designs of wheels as well as the motors and bodies of the cars.

             Changes on the weight, dimensions, constructions and designs of the wheels effects the handling and the performance of the cars to an important level. Recent researches have shown that wheels are also effective in terms of cooling the brake systems. Air moves through the arms of the wheels and makes the brakes more accurate.

Wheel Usage

Wheels are manufactured and tested in accordance to the appropriate road conditions, vehicle max loads determined by the manufacturer. Never forget that tough road conditions and overloading of the vehicle will harm your wheels.

Wheel Fixing

Damaged wheels cannot be fixed or used according to ERTRO’ s recommendations. Never make welding or painting on the wheels, enlarge the central hole, rise bolt and nut sizes of the wheels.

Wheel Maintenance

 

Once your new wheels and tires are installed, step back and take a good look.The new, sharper appearance should accent your vehicle splendidly.They look great now, but unfortunately, your wheels are often the dirtiest part of your car because they are constantly exposed to the elements:corrosive break dust, ocean or road salt, stones,cinders, and sticky tar.

A coat of wax will help protect your wheels and make them easier to clean.

Threat the finish of your wheels as you would the finish of your car.Most alloy wheels today feature a painted and/or a clearcoat finish.The best way to take care of wheels without damaging their protective finish is by frequently washing them with a mild soap and water solution.Applying a tar and bug remover can prevent permanent tar staining.Periodic waxing will protect the wheel’s finish from the elements. Never use abrasive cleansers, steel wool pads, or polishing compounds.

Beware of automatic car washes.Some washes use acid cleaners either before or during the wash to remove dirt and grime.Others use stiff brushes for cleaning wheels and tires.Both of these processes could harm your wheel’s finish.

Never allow your wheels and tires to be steam cleaned.Hot steam can dull the paint and clearcoat finish on your wheels.

Don’t clean hot wheels, wait until they are cool.Water dries much faster at higher temperatures.Thus, cleaning wheels while they are hot, may cause your mild soap solution to dry too quickly, leaving spots or a film of soap on your wheels.Leaving your vehicle a couple of hours in the shade before washing it might be a good idea.

Clean your tires and wheels first one at a time.Tires and wheels tend to be the dirtiest parts of your vehicle and have a variety of surfaces to clean.So you will want to use the full strength of your hose to initially rinse away all loose dirt and to finally rinse off your soap solution.If you clean your tires and wheels first, you won’t expose your washed car to the over spray as you rinse them.Cleaning one at a time focuses your attention and assures that the soap doesn’t dry on one wheel while you are cleaning another.And be sure to use a different sponge on the rest of the car’s body to prevent scratching the paint from the particles that may have collected during the wheel cleaning process.