How to Thaw a Frozen Car Wheel

by Edmund Lukavics

One of the risks involved with living in a cold climate is the possibility that items left outside will freeze, and car wheels are no exception. Wheels that are frozen can be very difficult to move, making travel in the affected car next to impossible. Knowing how to defrost a frozen car tire can make the difference between getting on your way, and staying stuck at home.

Fill a bucket with warm, not hot, water.

Dump the bucket of warm water on the frozen car wheel.

Repeat this process until the car wheel is thawed out.


  • A heavy freeze can damage the rubber of a car tire, visit a tire specialist shop as soon as possible to have the affected tire assessed for damage.

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About the Author

Edmund Lukavics has been writing professionally since 2009. He has served as the copy editor for the blog Hello Moon and has experience in the hotel and travel agency industries. Lukavics is pursuing an associate degree in information technology and website design from the University of Phoenix.

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