How do I get tar off of my car tires?

What’s the best way to remove tar from my car’s rims? I drove through a bunch of tar the other day by accident and I can't get it off.

Answer
Tar is the worst! It can be really difficult to remove.
To get tar off of your car tires, you can try prying it, scrubbing it, or using a couple products.
  • First, try using a plastic knife to pry up any tar that you can. Avoid using metal tools, as you might accidentally puncture your tire.
  • If the tar is really sticking, try using a scrub brush and a mild detergent to remove more of it. Be careful to pick a detergent that’s safe for rubber!
  • You can also trying using linseed oil or WD-40. Whichever product you choose will need about half an hour to soak in, then the tar should be easier to remove with your plastic knife.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 27, 2021
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