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How to Protect Chrome Wheels in the Winter

by Michael G. Sanchez

Consistent cleaning, polishing and waxing is the key to minimizing the corrosive effects of road salt. The addition of a coat of wheel wax to a clean and polished wheel is the final, essential step to protecting it from winter conditions.

Caring for Your Chrome Wheels

Caring for chrome wheels is cumulative. This means that the more you wash and polish your wheels, the easier they will be to take care and the less road gunk and grime they will collect.

Wash your wheels frequently during winter. Use one of the various chrome-specific cleaners on the market. After cleaning them, apply dedicated chrome wheel polish. Last but not least, wax your wheels with a dedicated chrome wheel wax. Completing this three-step process about twice per month is a good schedule during the winter months.

About the Author

Michael G. Sanchez has been a professional writer for over 10 years. A lifelong car enthusiast and former senior mechanic, he has written on a wide range of automotive topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Castleton State College. Sanchez started writing about cars as a part-time copywriter for a local dealership while still in high school.

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