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How To Protect Your Car From Brake Dust

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Excessive brake dust on your car or truck’s tires is one of those problems that is not a really a big one, but it is a problem nonetheless.

Brake dust is made up of small amounts of material that slowly separate from the brake pads and gets on the wheels and braking system of your car or truck. Some people think that excessive dust means their brakes are not working properly. That is not the case.

However, excessive build-up of brake dust can damage your wheels, ruining the appearance of your car or truck. Excessive dust can cause small holes in the metal of your wheels.

Getting rid of brake dust is pretty simple. All you need is a bucket of soap and water and a brush. Following the steps below will get rid of the brake dust on your car or truck.

  • Spay wheels with a hose to remove any loose brake dust.
  • Using the brush, begin to clean the wheels using a bucket of soap and water. If your wheels are extra dirty, you can buy a wheel cleaner at your local auto parts store.
  • Once you have brushed the dust loose, use the hose to remove any remaining dust and soap.
  • Dry the wheels with a rag.

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Following these steps will protect your car’s wheels and keep your car looking great. Also, be sure to get a Sacramento brake check or a Santa Fe brake check to keep your car in good working condition.

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