Tips for proper tire cleaning and maintenance

Your tires are an important part of your vehicle. Quite literally, your car does not run without them. As a result, you should always do your best to maintain optimal tire function. At Ford, we’re here to provide you with affordable solutions that maintain your tires’ appearance and functionality that are best for longevity.

Cleaning your tires isn’t just important for appearance, a minimal issue in the grand scheme of tire care. In reality, cleaning is a crucial maintenance step that prevents long term wear and tear. Tires, made of rubber, are easily ruined by harsh weather conditions, the road, and other outside factors. It is important to perform routine cleanings and inspections, so you don’t have to replace your tires as often.

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When you properly clean your tires, you actively prevent the rubber surface from breaking down further. As a result, you reveal sparkling clean tires that don’t bald at every instance. Also, with proper cleaning, you can scrub away brake dust that gets entrapped in the tire holes and remove any substances, like rocks, that may puncture your tire.

Finally, by applying tire protectant, you’re able to keep the tires shiny luster and instill your tires with UV blockers that prevent the sun from cracking your tires. When you properly clean your tires, you maintain long-term protection. Improving your tire’s lifespan is the most important part of tire cleaning.


Effective tire maintenance includes numerous items like checking the alignment, pressure, tread, and rotation. Overall, by ensuring that these parts are taken care of, in congruence with cleaning, you are extending the lifetime of your tires. Checking your tire’s pressure should truly be done every time you plan to drive off. But, obviously, that can provide to be an annoyance. So, at best, we recommend checking the pressure at least weekly. Making sure your tires are properly insulated will prevent flats and explosions on the road.

Next is making sure your tires are aligned. If you ever hit a curb, you throw your tires out of alignment. This should be corrected because it can lead to a serious accident. Moreover, it results in the pulling or treading of your tires.

Finally, you should have your tires rotated every 6,000-8,000 miles. You should rotate them sooner if you notice any uneven wear and tear between the front and back tires. This is an easy fix that can be completed at your dealership.

As you can see, keeping up with your tire maintenance is extremely important to prevent future accidents. So, schedule an appointment with your local Ford dealership to ensure your car is safe on the road. Call us today at 859-341-6603 for any further questions.