Did you wash your car, but the tyres have a faded black colour? It’s incredible just how much a shiny black colour improves the appearance of a car and furthermore, it is also good for maintaining the condition of tyres.
When the car is washed (check the article on how to wash your car to do it properly), coat the outside edges of the tyres. You can do this with glycerine, which you pour or sprinkle on a sponge and then use the sponge to smear it all over the tyre edge. Be careful not to smear it on the tyre tread, as it can reduce traction. When you’ve coated the tyres, clean the edges of the rims (if you’ve dirtied them, of course) and leave the tyres to absorb the glycerine (the time of absorption varies and depends on weather conditions). If you don’t let it dry, the glycerine will spread all over the wheels. Glycerine protects the tyres in different weather conditions, keeps them supple and slows the aging of tyres. You can buy Glycerine in a pharmacy, but if you don’t have it, you can also use different foams and sprays that are made specially for coating the tyres.
It is especially recommended that you coat the edges of the tyres with glycerine before storing them during the summer or winter. Read more about storing the tyres and learn how to preserve the quality of your tyres when not using them. You will also find out why it’s better to use summer tyres during the summer, not winter ones the whole year, as M+S tyres are usually appropriate only for winter.