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How to Clean White Wall Tires

Nothing can make a car look better than a nice set of white wall tires, but a frequent cleaning plan is necessary to keep white walls looking bright. You should clean your white walls at least once every two weeks, to eliminate and prevent discoloration from dirt, grime, brake dust and oils.

Your choice of cleaning product is critically important. A harsh chemical cleaner such as bleach can actually cause yellowing after an initial return to brightness, and break down the rubber conditioners and UV absorbers in the tire. This can lead to dry rot that breaks down the tire rubber, causes sidewalls to crack and ultimately makes the tires not only ugly, but unsafe for driving.

Simple Green All Wheel & Tire removes road grime, brake dust, oil, dirt and more without damage to your tires, keeping white walls looking new. It's also non-toxic, free of dangerous or caustic fumes, and safe for overspray on chrome, aluminum and more, making it a better choice for both you and your tires.


Spot test a small, hidden area before use.

  1. Apply cleaner. Spray Simple Green All Wheel & Tire on cool, dry wheels. Let sit 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Agitate. For heavy grime or brake dust, agitate with soft brush or sponge.
  3. Rinse. Rinse clean with water.
  4. Wipe dry. Use a terry cloth towel or microfiber towel for optimum shine.

Tip: After cleaning we recommend applying a tire dressing to protect your white walls from UV discoloration.