Wheels – Keep an Eye on Your Dog
Small dogs, large, hairy… No matter the size, it is likely he will pee on your car wheel! But what do car wheels and dogs have in common? The explanation is that dogs are attracted by the smell they feel on tires, which run through several places. It will always be like this, one pee here and there. And that can often end up with any type of wheel. Can be made of iron, aluminum, it will ruin because of the acid that is the urine and causes oxidation. The mechanics have tons of classic stories, as the deterioration of the head of the bolts, eventually getting stuck. The problem can be so serious that at the time you want to unscrew the nuts, there is no choice but end up crashing the wheel to get them out of the vehicle.
But dog pee also does other damage. It can cause stains and peeling on the wheel. The manufacturers say the problem has been worse. Today steel wheels and light weight alloy, undergo a treatment to be more resistant. But there are other problems like the lower parts of the car, which still cannot pass by chemical treatments, such as nuts and bolts may get stuck with the pee or even if your wheel gets scraped in a gutter and lose a bit of varnish, it will be more vulnerable to corrosion.
For those who have a dog and do not want to suffer a future problem with the car wheels, the suggestion is to take a neutral detergent and wash the wheels constantly. Another solution is to protect the wheels with a type of “bag” made of vinyl or similar, to each wheel.