13 Best Automotive Tire Care

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Automotive Tire Care in 2020


Tire Shine Spray - Best Tire Dressing Car Care Kit for Car Tires After a Car Wash - Car Detailing Kit for Wheels and Tires with Included Tire Shine Applicator - by Car Guys Auto Detailing Supplies

Tire Shine Spray - Best Tire Dressing Car Care Kit for Car Tires After a Car Wash - Car Detailing Kit for Wheels and Tires with Included Tire Shine Applicator - by Car Guys Auto Detailing Supplies
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Mothers 06924 Back-to-Black Tire Shine - 24 oz

Mothers 06924 Back-to-Black Tire Shine - 24 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Provides a high-gloss, long lasting, protective barrier
  • Keep your tires looking blacker, longer and with a show quality shine
  • Adjustable nozzle reduces overspray

Tire Dressing, Tire Protectant, No Tire Shine, No Dirt Attracting Residue, Natural Satin/Matte Finish, Aircraft Grade Rubber Tire Care Conditioner, Better than Automotive Products, 16oz

Tire Dressing, Tire Protectant, No Tire Shine, No Dirt Attracting Residue, Natural Satin/Matte Finish, Aircraft Grade Rubber Tire Care Conditioner, Better than Automotive Products, 16oz
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • PLEASE DO NOT BUY OUR RUBBER CARE IF YOU WANT A WET, DIRT ATTRACTING, SHINY LOOK TO YOUR TIRES.
  • When used as directed Rubber Care will leave a beautiful dark black satin/matte look that is dry to the touch and will not attract dirt. This means the rubber will stay cleaner longer and be easier to keep clean. (SEE EXAMPLE PHOTOS IN PRODUCT IMAGES).
  • Rubber Care is a high quality Aircraft grade Rubber treatment and conditioner. Restores and protects Rubber and Plastics. Meets Boeing Aircraft Specification D6 17487T.
  • Excellent on tires, weather stripping, and any rubber or plastic item. Safe on all aircraft surfaces, also a great product for Cars, Trucks and RV's. Once you use aircraft quality products you will never want to use automotive products again.

Mothers 05924 Foaming Wheel & Tire Cleaner - 24 oz

Mothers 05924 Foaming Wheel & Tire Cleaner - 24 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Foaming, non-acidic spray, formulated to quickly and easily clean both wheels and tires, including blackwalls and whitewalls
  • Safe for painted, clearcoated, color coated, steel, modular, chrome, or factory coated wheels and hubcaps
  • Unique spray on, hose off design safely penetrates, dissolves and suspends all types of brake dust, grease, dirt, and grime
  • For use on factory/OEM coated wheels and hubcaps only. Avoid polished or roughcast aluminum, billet or anodized wheels. Do not use on motorcycle wheels, casings or components

Jay Leno's Garage No-Sling Tire Shine - 16oz

Jay Leno's Garage No-Sling Tire Shine - 16oz
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • After 25 years of using practically every product for vehicle care in the Jay Leno Garage, we have perfected our own formulations to help not only us, but YOU, achieve show-winning results.
  • Not all car care is created equal. We spared no expense in using only the finest ingredients in the best ratios to come up with premium solutions that out-perform anything else available today. And all without the upscale price.
  • Jay Leno's Garage water-based No-Sling Tire Shine avoids the problems of the silicone based dressings. Silicone leaves a film that sits on top of the surface, rather than soaking into the rubber, and is therefore more prone to slinging dirt and grime all over your fenders and body panels. Silicone dressings will also accumulate on the face of the tire and require a fair amount of scrubbing to remove with a tire cleaner if the layer of gunk is allowed to build up over time.
  • Long Lasting, Won't Sling off Tires. Deep shine provides "wet" look. Water based formulation will not discolor rubber. Provides UV protection against fading
  • Made in the USA: All of our ingredients are proudly made and bottled in the USA.

Forever Car Care Products FB810 BLACK Tire Gel and Foam Applicator

Forever Car Care Products FB810 BLACK Tire Gel and Foam Applicator
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Wheel and Tire Cleaner - Safe for all Wheels and Rims - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Clear-Coated Painted Polished and Plasti-Dipped Rim - Wheel Cleaner by CarGuys

Wheel and Tire Cleaner  - Safe for all Wheels and Rims - Works on Alloy Chrome Aluminum Clear-Coated Painted Polished and Plasti-Dipped Rim - Wheel Cleaner by CarGuys
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • CLEANS AWAY HARMFUL SALT AND WINTER GRIME - Most people dont know how corrosive road salts are to their vehicles. Salt will eat away at your wheels, damage protective clear coats, and quickly create rust spots. CarGuys Premium Wheel Cleaner will safely and effectively wash it all away!
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Do you know why over the counter products are so CHEAP!? Because they use DIRTY and CHEAP chemicals that are harmful to the environment. All of our products are made in the USA by hard working Americans and conform to all safety regulations. This has been specially formulated to be Acid Free, Non-Toxic, and pH balanced. You can be sure that our products are safe!
  • SAFE ON EVERY WHEEL OR TIRE Will NOT damage or stain your wheels. It WILL clean any and every kind of wheel or tire that you can put on your vehicle. Alloy, Aluminum, Anodized, Chrome, Painted, Polished, Clear-coated and Plasti-Dipped Rims! If its not on this list, the answer is yes, it will work!
  • BRIGHTEN & CLEAN WHITE WALL TIRES MOTORCYCLE SAFE This cleaner has a use for everything! Do you have a classic car with beautiful white-wall tires? Are you looking for a motorcycle wheel cleaner? This product is for you!
  • 100% SATISFACTION MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - No fine printing to read, no gimmicks. Get in contact with us to see what great customer service feels like!

Chemical Guys ACC_3002 Durafoam Contoured Large Tire Dressing Applicator Pad (Pack of 2)

Chemical Guys ACC_3002 Durafoam Contoured Large Tire Dressing Applicator Pad (Pack of 2)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Superior product application and spread with every wipe
  • Reduces product waste
  • Smooth, even application - no dripping
  • Washable and reusable
  • Protects your fingers and nails from grease, grime and dirt

Masterson's Car Care MCC_104_16 Tire & Trim Shine (16 oz)

Masterson's Car Care MCC_104_16 Tire & Trim Shine (16 oz)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 100 percent dry-to-the-touch
  • Works on plastic, rubber, vinyl, and tires
  • UV protection prevents cracking and fading
  • Restores a brilliant shine
  • Repels dirt, water, and moisture for improved performance

Meguiar’s G12024 Hot Shine Tire Spray, 24 oz

Meguiar’s G12024 Hot Shine Tire Spray, 24 oz
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Black Magic 800002220 Tire Wet Foam, 18 oz.

Black Magic 800002220 Tire Wet Foam, 18 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Cleans, shines, and protects in one step, to enrich your tires to reveal that ultimate Tire Wet shine
  • Specially formulated thick foam clings to the tire to dissolve and release brake dust, road grime, and mud
  • Leaves behind no white powdery residue, just pure, wet shine
  • Lasts up to 2 weeks

Optimum (OB2008Q) Opti-Bond Tire Gel - 32 oz.

Optimum (OB2008Q) Opti-Bond Tire Gel - 32 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Now you can easily have beautiful tires and trim that retains a supple, flexible feel without fading
  • Opti-Bond Tire Gel provides durable protection for rubber and vinyl with advanced UV and ozone protectants that shield tires and trim from sun and environmental damage
  • Opti-Bond Tire Gel looks great yet contains no harmful petroleum distillates or VOCs that cause vinyl and rubber to oxidize and crack
  • Opti-Bond Tire Gel has a brilliant shine with no greasy, sticky residue that splatters on your fenders or attracts dirt to tires, vinyl trim or interior surfaces
  • Apply with a foam applicator or dilute 1:1 and spray

CAR-CARE CarCare Waterproof Vinyl RV Wheel & Tire Cover, Fits 30 to 33" Tire Diameters, Weatherproof Tire Protectors

CAR-CARE CarCare Waterproof Vinyl RV Wheel & Tire Cover, Fits 30 to 33
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

After Losing Playoff Game, Capitals' Brooks Laich Changes Flat Tire for Fans

On his way home from a disastrous 7th game playoff loss, a hockey player for the Washington Capitals did something really decent, generous, and real. This is a great story about Brooks Laich.

Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals, NHL, April 29, 2020

Call this a news rehash if you like, or a commentary, or a "slice of life" piece, but this is a story that has to be told and re-told and savored. It is a small story, but one that must put a smile on the face of the most hardened, cynical, and disillusioned citizens of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan statistical area. You don't even have to be a Washingtonian or a hockey fan to appreciate this.

Laich Stops to Help

The story begins with Capitals forward Brooks Laich driving home after the Washington Capitals' crushing and season-ending loss to the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the 7th game of their first playoff round April 28th. Laich (pronounced "like") saw a woman and daughter stranded on the side of the Roosevelt Bridge. The mom and 14-year-old daughter had attended the Caps game together at the Verizon Center and were on their way home to Ashburn, Virginia when their car hit a pothole hard and wrecked a tire. (Washingtonians will find this a very plausible scenario; some of our local potholes are like craters...) Laich, a 26-year-old forward from rural Saskatchewan finishing his fifth season in the NHL, scored the single goal earned by the Capitals in their losing effort. However tired or dispirited he must have been, he stopped his SUV on the side of the bridge to offer assistance to the stranded motorists.

Although the tall Canadian with close-cropped blond hair was wearing a full business suit, he was immediately recognized by Mary Ann Wangemann and her daughter Lorraine. Both ladies were still wearing their Capitals jerseys. Laich removed his suit jacket, asked if there was a spare tire, and spent about 40 minutes there on the side of the busy urban bridge late at night conducting a complex tire change for the grateful ladies. They had called the auto club, but had been told that call volume was heavy and no one might be available for quite a while. So even though the most they had hoped for was someone to stay with them for a bit until the auto club came, they were treated to an extended interaction with one of the Washington Capitals and a tire change.

Laich Apologizes for Caps' Performance!

During this interaction, Laich apologized to the ladies for the Capitals' losing performance! This is hysterical, considering that he actually scored the team's only goal while the league hotshots Alex Ovechkin and Niklas Bakstrom were unable to get a single puck into the net despite 42 shots on goal. Ladies and gentlemen, I watched this game on television and it was the most amazing display of goaltending prowess imaginable by Jaroslav Halak. Laich's goal was the one shot of the 42 that actually hit its mark; the other 41 were blocked.

Presently the tire change was complete and Laich sent the ladies on their way, cautioning them to drive slowly and listen for rattling noises. In response to their profuse thanks and offers of compensation, he simply suggested that they do something helpful for another person along the way.

The Aftermath

Mary Ann Wangemann contacted the Washington Post with the story so that Brooks Laich could get public credit for his good deed. The Post reporter confirmed the story with the Capitals staff (who presumably checked with Laich). Needless to say, Lorraine Wangemann updated her facebook page instantly to inform all her pals that Brooks Laich had changed their tire on the Roosevelt Bridge.

In an interview the next day, Laich seemed mildly annoyed that the reporters were asking questions about his good deed, which he dismissed as "not a big deal." However, he did grin when relating that the teenaged Lorraine was wearing a Semyon Varlamov jersey, although she told Laich repeatedly that he (Laich) was her favorite player. Varlamov is a talented young goaltender for the Capitals. This was a much needed light moment in the unremitting gloom of the post-season Capitals interviews.

Why it Was a Big Deal (or at Least a Medium-Sized Deal)

To state the obvious, Brooks Laich is a highly paid major league hockey player who does not need to change his own tires, much less those of random strangers by the side of the road. He had just experienced one of the most grueling and wrenching games of his career, survived the post-game media interviews, gotten himself showered and dressed in street clothes and onto the road home when he decided to stop to help. He could so easily have kept going and figured that someone else would stop, the AAA would come, or maybe the whole thing was a scam of some sort. (This is quite possible in the big city.)

Laich made a split second decision to do the right thing and help someone. No one believes he did this for any ulterior motive-publicity for himself or the Capitals, ego gratification, or compensation of any kind. Based on his demeanor in the interview the next day, he clearly viewed it as just routine. He said "We are all just people."

So true, but after the amazing hubris and bad behavior of so many professional athletes of late, this simple act of kindness resonates. If I ever decide to buy a Capitals jersey, it will definitely have "LAICH" on the back.

Sources:

"Brooks Laich Changes a Tire After Game 7," in DC Sports Bog by Dan Steinberg in the Washington Post, April 29, 2020

Video of April 29 interview with Brooks Laich on washingtonpost.com

"ReCAPSule: Brooks Laich" by Mike Vogel on washingtoncaps.com

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