The Best Wheel Cleaners

Have you tried to use the soap from your car wash bucket to clean your wheels and found that it didn't work well or that it took a lot longer and required much more "elbow grease" to accomplish the task? 

You need a product that is specifically formulated to remove dirt, grime, and brake dustThese "Wheel Cleaners" are designed to be effective in cleaning the intricate and often hard-to-reach areas of the wheels and rims, without damaging the wheel's finish or causing any harm to surrounding parts of the car. Wheel cleaners are also often pH balanced to ensure they do not cause any chemical reactions that could harm the wheels. 

General cleaners or car soaps, washes or shampoos are not specifically formulated for use on wheels, and may not be effective at removing brake dust or grime that has accumulated in the crevices of the wheels. General cleaners may also contain ingredients that could damage the wheel's finish or cause harm to other parts of the car. 

A good wheel cleaner should be effective in removing dirt, grime, and brake dust from your wheels without damaging the finish therefor it should be safe for ALL wheel types.  You should pick a wheel cleaner that is safe (and most are) for use on all types of wheels, including painted, alloy, chrome, and polished wheels.  It is easy to get wheel cleaner on a fender or other painted part of your car but pH balanced wheel cleaners can prevent any damage to the wheels or surrounding areas.

Most wheel cleaners will clean your tires and rims or wheels.  Some products may be better at one that the other but most do a good job of both.  Also, any good wheel cleaner will leave no residue or streaks behind after cleaning.  Some do a good job of helping to keep your wheels and rims clean by repelling the dirt, grime and the buildup of contaminants.

Top 5 Picks for Wheel Cleaner

Bonus Info:  Here are a few tips to help you get the best results when using Griot's Garage Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner: