Hyundai Elantra: Aluminum wheel maintenance - Exterior care - Appearance care - Maintenance - Hyundai Elantra MD 2010-2015 Owners manualHyundai Elantra: Aluminum wheel maintenance

The aluminum wheels are coated with a clear protective finish.

  • Do not use any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire brushes on aluminum wheels. They may scratch or damage the finish.
  • Use only a mild soap or neutral detergent, and rinse thoroughly with water. Also, be sure to clean the wheels after driving on salted roads. This helps prevent corrosion.
  • Avoid washing the wheels with highspeed car wash brushes.
  • Do not use any cleaners containing acid or acid detergents. It may damage and corrode the aluminum wheels coated with a clear protective finish.