Top Tips for Making your Tyres Shine

For the average person, maintaining the look of your tyres may be the last thing on their minds. But if you’re a car enthusiast, your tyres are just as much a part of your car as the rest of it, and keeping everything spick and span is a high priority.

Here are our top tips for keeping your tyres looking as new as ever:

  1. One of the most popular products on the market for tyre shine are the spray-on versions as they are very easy to use and apply easily, too. With this type, simple spray it on your tyres and wipe it off after letting it sit for a few minutes.
  2. For a longer lasting effect, a gel product may do a better job than a spray-on. Gel products last for at least a week, even through rain or going through a car wash. This option is slightly more difficult to use as it requires an applicator, and a sponge or cloth.
  3. Foam products are perhaps even easier than regular spray-on options. Additionally, they have the added benefit of removing extra dirt that the initial wash did not.
  4. Before applying the shine product of your choice, give your tyres a good wash with water and a general car wash soap. Wait until your tyres are completely dry before applying the shine product. Leave the product on for a few minutes before wiping it off.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find a new-to-you car close to home.

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