How do you get tar off car tires?

I drove on a freshly paved road earlier today and I have all these tar specks stuck in my treads. What’s the best way to get tar off of car tires?

Freshly paved roads look great but can cause problems for your tires—and even your paint or windshield—if the resurfacing is still wet.
To get tar off your car tires you will need:
  • Liquid dish soap
  • A bucket of warm water
  • A large, stiff brush
  • WD-40
Start by trying to scrub off all the tar you can with the brush, dish soap, and water. Follow that up by applying WD-40 to stubborn spots of tar on your tires.
Allow the WD-40 to sit for about 20 minutes before you try to scrub the tar off again. Repeat as necessary until all the tar has been removed.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 24, 2021

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