Tips for Cleaning Your Conversion Van Tires

June 27th, 2014 by

conversion van tiresAre the tires on your conversion van beginning to look a little rough?

If so, then you may think that a simple pass over with a soapy sponge and a quick spray from your garden hose will do the trick and get rid of all that excess dirt, mud, and other debris. However, the truth is there is a rather precise method which is recommended when cleaning conversion van tires to get them as clean as possible. Not to mention, getting them clean will improve your road traction while driving and make for an overall safer driving experience.

First, you should make sure that you have all the supplies you will need to successfully clean your conversion van tires. This includes traditional car soap, a towel and brush, tire dressing, pre-treatment, and a hose. You may also want to don a pair of clothing that you do not mind getting wet or dirty.

Once you have everything you need to get started, spray a layer of the pre-treatment product thoroughly on each of your tires. This will help to loosen any mud or debris that are caked on and thus would otherwise be difficult to get off with just hose water. Allow the pre-treatment to sit on the tires for a few minutes to work its magic before hosing it off.

Next, use a soft brush and a light, circular motion to remove or loosen up any excess dirt of debris that the pre-treatment did not take care of. Do not press too hard as you scrub, as this could lead to damaging your tire or even scratching your van’s hub caps. It is best to be gentle. Once you are done, hose the tires off once again.

After you have completed these steps, your tires should be pretty much clear of any dirt, mud, or other debris that could affect your driving experience. However, you may wish to repeat the above steps to be sure. Once you are confident that all debris is gone from the tires, dry them gently with a dry, soft towel. It is also a good idea to spray on a layer of the tire dressing. Do not rub in or rinse off the dressing, as it needs to stay on the tires in order to work to protect your tires from future wear and tear.

Overall, cleaning conversion van tires may not be the most exciting task in the world, but it is an important task to complete from time to time if you want to keep your tires in the best shape possible and save yourself money in the long run. Be sure to follow the above steps for the simplest and most effective tire cleaning

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