When you’re cleaning the wheels and tires on your vehicle, you may have to pull out several different types of brushes. These brushes may include ones to clean the wheel face, the inner wheel barrel, and the tire sidewalls. One of my main go-to brushes is the Mothers wheel brush and tire cleaner, which can be used to clean both the face of the wheel and the tire sidewall.
Tires can essentially be washed at the same time as the wheels, and dressing the tires involves applying a tire dressing to the surface at the end of your car detail. This tire dressing can vary in sheen, catering to your preference of gloss, satin, or matte. This guide goes over tire blooming, water-based v. solvent-based dressings, tire sling off, and how to properly clean and dress your tires.