Wheel Care Guide

Wheel Care Guide
A black wheel cap that reads, “Motorcity Custom” is being tightened.

Proper care and maintenance for your wheelsProper care and maintenance for your wheels

Optimize your wheels

Every tire needs the right wheel to ensure it functions properly. Proper maintenance is key to a great set of wheels. Your owner's manual is always the best resource for caring for every aspect of your vehicle, including the wheels.

Learn how to make your wheels last longer with the following wheel care tips:

Prevent winter wheel wear

Winter is one of the worst times for wheels, not just because of the damage that road salt can cause, but also because winter conditions can hide low curbs and potholes. The best option may be to have a second set of wheels for winter. Tireman will even clean and store your all-season tires and wheels to ensure they don't become damaged. Our convenient storing system places them in a secure, climate-controlled location until you need them again the following season.

Steel wheels may be a better option in the winter because they are less expensive. Also, they are much heavier than standard wheels which lowers the perceived center of gravity, providing additional traction which may be helpful in winter conditions.

Watch the way you wash

Using automatic car washes can be tricky when it comes to your wheels. Many of them use acid cleaners before or during the wash, and they can be very damaging to your wheels. Steel brushes can also be very damaging to your finishes. In addition, be wary of steam cleaning. Your owner's manual was created to provide you with the information you need to maximize your investment. Don't be afraid to use it.

Avoid scraping

Curbs cause more damage to your wheels than any other manmade or natural element, and curb rash is the biggest problem for drivers. Many of today's wheel designs have spokes or edges that stick out and make it easy for a curb to become your wheel's ultimate culprit. One great way to avoid this happening to your wheels is to perfect your parallel parking technique.

Protect your wheels from theft

American-made McGard Wheel Locks provide 24-hour theft protection for your wheels and tires. The unique one-piece wheel lock functions like an existing lug nut but requires a special key (tool) for removal.

McGard Wheel Locks are strong, safe, and durable and they don't rust. Plus they are easy to use, while providing a high level of wheel and tire security that meet or exceed Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards for safety and durability. Find a full line of McGard Wheel Locks, including locks for spare tire and tailgate mounted spares for light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles at your local Tireman.

Your covered with us!

  • A plan to protect your alignment

    Potholes, curbs and other road hazards are just waiting to mess with your wheels. After your next alignment at Tireman, an additional $35 gets you unlimited wheel alignments for the next 12 months. This helps protect your investment by getting every possible mile out of your tires (and saving you up to $144 during the year).

  • tires on a rack
    Industry-Leading Tire Protection Plan

    Tireman is ready to repair or replace your tire if it fails due to faulty workmanship or materials, or a non-repairable road hazard. This plan is good until the tire has 3/32 inch tread depth remaining, or 3 years from the date you bought it, whichever comes first. Just pay for it when you purchase the tire.

  • Tire install
    Tire Installation Package

    Our experts don’t just install your tires, we send you on your way with access to more free lifetime services than any of the so-called competition. Free lifetime alignment checks, tire rotations, spin balancing, flat repairs and more will help you get the maximum mileage out of your tires. 

Find wheels

Don’t keep your new tires waiting.

Don’t keep your new tires waiting.

We’ll help you find the perfect tires in a few steps.

We’ll help you find the perfect tires in a few steps.

Or search by tire size
Michelin-Defender-4 tire