Wheel Cleaning – How to clean aluminum and chrome plated wheels on all FCA vehicles.


Your wheels have a protective coating to prevent
deterioration. But out on the road, they encounter dirt,
salt, slush and harsh chemicals—elements that can destroy this protective coating and
cause permanent damage. That’s why it’s important to clean your
wheels and wheel trim regularly—especially if they’re aluminum or chrome-plated. Abrasive or acidic wheel cleaners, polishing
compounds, steel wool and brushes can permanently damage the finish. Non-approved cleaners can also wreck your
brake system components, and cause brake failure. This damage is not covered by your new vehicle
limited warranty. You should also avoid automatic car washes
that use acidic solutions or harsh brushes as these may damage your wheels’ protective
finish. To clean your wheels safely, just use a soft
cloth with mild pH-neutral soap and water. This will maintain luster and prevent corrosion. Wash your wheels with the same soap solution
you use on the vehicle’s body and rinse well. For extremely dirty wheels or to remove brake
dust, we recommend non-abrasive, non-acidic compounds like Mopar Tire and Wheel Cleaner
and Mopar Chrome Cleaner. After you clean your wheels with wheel cleaner,
always drive for at least a few minutes to eliminate residual cleaner and prevent corrosion. To clean Dark Vapor or Black Satin Chrome
wheels, do not use any wheel cleaning products whatsoever. Again, mild soap and water with a soft cloth
are all you need. Use them on a regular basis. This video is not intended to take the place
of your Owner’s Manual. For complete details and other important safety
information, please see your Owner’s Information.

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