Easy cleaning tips for 5 different types of steering wheel

May 15, 2018 | Same topic: Handy maintenance tips
Philkotse.com has listed 5 different materials used for steering wheel and how to clean them.

Do you remember when was the last time you had your steering wheel cleaned off? Your steering wheel is one of the dirtiest and also most touched part inside your vehicle yet often neglected by many car owners. Removing the tenacious dust, grime, and oils built up on this part of the vehicle needs much more effort than just using water. Cleaning steering wheel with chemical products is a better idea but not all cleaning products bring the same effects. In fact, some may even do harm to your steering wheel if you fail to choose the right chemical for your steering wheel material. 

In our today’s article, Philkotse.com has listed 5 materials used for the steering wheel and how to have them cleaned up safely and properly. First things first, you should check your car’s manual to know exactly what material used for your steering wheel.

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1. Cleaning steering wheel covered in plastics

This kind of material is popular among entry-level models and also the easiest to handle since all you need to prepare is a dry cloth, water, and soap. Spray liquid soap on the surface, then use water to rinse it off. Finally, take a clean cloth to dry the surface.

Plastic steering wheel

This kind of material is popular among entry-level models and also the easiest to handle

2. Cleaning steering wheel covered in Synthetic Resins

Synthetic resins and plastics are difficult to tell apart. Luckily, we can use the same technique for both kinds with water and soap. In other words, just follow steps to clean your plastic wheel for cleaning your synthetic resin one.

Cleaning a synthetic resin steering wheel

Just follow steps to clean your plastic wheel for cleaning your synthetic resin one

3. Cleaning steering wheel covered in Natural wood

Wood wheels are not popularly used in the auto world, though there are still some models (Additional kits) coming with it. Under this circumstance, you need a microfiber towel so that we can polish your steering wheel, not damaging the finishings.

Wood steering wheel

 You need a microfiber towel so that we can polish your steering wheel, not damaging the finishings

4. Cleaning steering wheel covered in Polyure or Faux-leather

This is the most common material used for the steering wheel. With water and plain soap, you can safely polish your wheel. Be careful with the fake stitches since they easily catch grime and dirt.

Polyure sterring wheel

Be careful with the fake stitches since they easily catch grime and dirt

5. Cleaning steering wheel covered in Leather

Leather is used mostly in the top-end variants. Water and soap, in this case, should not be allowed as they could ruin the integrity of the material. Use a leather conditioner or cleaner instead. Bear in mind not to spray directly onto the wheel but the cloth. Too harsh polish will result in scratched surface. Note: Let the chemical dry before you drive.

Leather steering wheel

Water and soap should not be allowed as they could ruin the leather's integrity

People don’t often take the steering wheel cleaning seriously. Keeping you steering wheel hygienic also helps tackle hidden detrimental health diseases since it is a hotbed of bacteria gathered over periods of time. Hope this post is useful for you. Stay tuned with Philkotse.com for more car tips and advice.