The best tyre dressing for a Concours finish

Make your tyres as flawless as your waxed and polished paints with our top picks of tyre dressing.

A shining car tyre

by Ryan Gilmore |

Have you ever wandered around an outdoor classic car show looking at perfectly polished cars? How disappointing is it when nestled between the mirror-like chrome and immaculate wire-spoked wheels are dishevelled and grubby tyres? It's the automotive equivalent of wearing a pair of filthy boots with an immaculately cut tailored suit. And we've found the automotive equivalent of shoe polish, in the form of tyre dressing.

Tyre dressing will make tired and dirty tyres look spotless. We've found our favourite tyre dressings on the market, as well as some applicators to ensure that you get the best results each time.

The best tyre dressing applicators

Meguiars Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad

Meguiars Tyre Dressing Applicator Pad

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Coming in a fancy case to keep it clean, this applicator from Merguairs will help apply the tyre dressing and keep your hands clean in the process.

Halfords Tyre Dressing Applicator (2Pk)

Halfords Tyre Dressing Applicator (2Pk)

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A basic option from Halfords, your hands will get dirty as you apply the tyre dressing, but this is still a solid budget option. It comes with two applicators, too.

How to apply tyre dressing:

  1. Wash your tyres to remove dust, dirt and debris. It might be a good idea to use a pressure washer to properly clean your wheels.
  1. You can wait for your tyres to dry if you want, but most tyre dressing can be applied to wet tyres too.
  1. Apply tyre dressing to the tyres using an applicator. Never apply the dressing to the tyre tread or brakes.
  1. Wait for the product to dry and wipe off any excess residue. Your tyres will now look brand new and match the rest of a meticulously detailed car.

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