How to Clean Car Tires & Change Air Filters in Your Car

Keeping your car clean and in tip-top shape is totally something you can do on your own.  In this installment of CarSmarts, professional race car driver TJ Zizzo gives us the lowdown:

How to Clean Your Car Tires

  • Start by using soap and water to remove any debris from both the rims and tires
  • Use a cleaner specially designed for cleaning your car like Krud Kutter to really penetrate for a deep clean
  • With a scrub brush, work in the Krud Kutter to attack the grime
  • Rinse off the entire wheel with clean water
  • Finish it off by wiping with a terrycloth or microfiber towel

How to Change Your Car Air Filters

  • Consult your owner’s manual to determine the location and steps to access your air filter
  • Remove the air box fasteners to expose the filter chamber
  • When finding the air filter replacement, you can either bring the old one with you to the auto parts store or using your VIN (vehicle identification number) locate it online (or in the auto parts store)
  • Drop in the new air filter and reattach the airbox with the fasteners

Keeping your car clean and in tip-top shape is totally something you can do on your own.  In this installment of CarSmarts, professional race car driver TJ Zizzo gives us the lowdown:

How to Clean Your Car Tires

  • Start by using soap and water to remove any debris from both the rims and tires
  • Use a cleaner specially designed for cleaning your car like Krud Kutter to really penetrate for a deep clean
  • With a scrub brush, work in the Krud Kutter to attack the grime
  • Rinse off the entire wheel with clean water
  • Finish it off by wiping with a terrycloth or microfiber towel

How to Change Your Car Air Filters

  • Consult your owner’s manual to determine the location and steps to access your air filter
  • Remove the air box fasteners to expose the filter chamber
  • When finding the air filter replacement, you can either bring the old one with you to the auto parts store or using your VIN (vehicle identification number) locate it online (or in the auto parts store)
  • Drop in the new air filter and reattach the airbox with the fasteners