Turtle Wax Tire Shine Review

I’m one of these people who adds ‘cleaning my car’ on the end of my list of things to do and ‘forgets’ about it. I’ve owned my car now for 2.5 years and I think I’ve only ever cleaned it once. So, that being said, my car was in a great need of a clean. If you’re anything like me, when you finally get around to doing it, you decide to do it properly. By this I mean, full clean, spray, dry and wax. Almost as if it had new paint and wheels.

That’s why I then proceeded to consider all the products that would make my car shiny and clean when I applied them. I didn’t want them to affect my car’s paint or have to brush or buffer anything on my wheel. I also wanted to make my life a little easier by finding products that were easy to use and only need to be applied with one coating. Now, as I’m not an expert in cleaning my car, I wasn’t entirely sure what was the best thing to use. Therefore, I decided to do some research first before buying anything. I had a look online for lots of products to help me decide what was best for me for the clean and wax.

Turtle Wax Tire Shine
BrandTurtle Wax
Weight2.1 pounds
Dimensions5 x 3 x 11 inches
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Looking After My New Tires

In addition to this, I’ve recently had some new tires put on my car. However, where I hadn’t looked after them properly before, I wanted to make sure I didn’t make the same mistake this time. So, after purchasing quite a few cleaning products, I started to consider something that would keep my wheels looking good.

During my search, I came across Turtle Wax Tire Shine, which is a spray to clean your tires. You don’t need to brush or buffer your tires and it just needs a bit of time to dry, so it seemed like the sort of thing I was looking for. I wanted to share my experiences with you and give you my own review. I also looked into what other people have said online to provide you with a more balanced review. You can get more information for this product on their website or by visiting a retailer such as Halfords.

What is Tire Shine For?

Turtle Wax Tire Shine is for customers who want a quick and easy way to make their tires look brand new. It’s a spray that you apply and it provides a coating that can remove any fading. It’s easy to use and only needs one application. You then leave it to dry for an hour for the product to work. Turtle Wax is a company that produce a lot of car cleaning products and they seemed like a reputable company. As Turtle Wax products and tire shine was found in several retailers online, I thought they seemed reliable.


The main features of Turtle Wax Tire Shine I found from Halfords and Walmart were:

Wet and Shine

Now I wasn’t sure that I wanted my tires to look ‘wet’. However, Turtle Wax Tire Shine is said to give them a nice shine or ‘wet look’ once dry. This means they can look brand new with just one coating of the product, depending on how bad your tires are.Service description

Protects Against UV Rays

Exposure to the sun and UV rays can cause your wheels to fade and crack over time. This product can maintain your tires to avoid damage from the sun once dry. Turtle Wax Tire Shine can remove any appearance of fading once applied without the need for buffing or needing to wipe and brush your tires. You just leave it to dry once applied.

Two Times More Shine

With just a spray nozzle, when applied, Turtle Wax claims to create a good shine on your wheels that last. It says it can last weeks or months, which is great for people like me who don’t often clean their tires. You just need to spray on a single coating for this and you don’t need to wipe it or brush the wheels.

Protective Layer

Turtle Tire Shine is supposed to provide a protective layer to your tires when dry. This prevents dirt and dust getting on your tire. It also is said to provide a weatherproof coating. It lasts even with lots of rain, further car washing and extreme conditions.

In addition to this, Turtle Wax Tire Shine:

  • Is suitable for any type of tire
  • Can remove fading and make tires look new
  • Is easily sprayed on with no need to wipe, brush or buff
  • Only needs a single application
  • Provides a protective coating when dry
  • Is left to dry for an hour
  • Doesn’t need maintenance regularly

Making Sure I’d Get the Right Product

This all sounded good to me, but I wanted to see what other people were saying about Turtle Wax and the tire shine in their own reviews before I purchased it. I don’t have a huge amount of money and, although this product wasn’t expensive (just £6 at Halfords and £9 on Amazon), I wanted to make sure I made the right choice in my purchase. I also wanted to make sure any spray or spin-off didn’t affect my car paint as some products can cause it to corrode.

So, What Do Other People Think?

One customer said that ‘Tire Shine goes on easily and the coverage is great’. They had applied two coats and said it ‘lasted over a month with 3 car washes and still looks good’.

Another review said it was ‘the best product out there’, whilst someone else called it ‘Brilliant’. A lot of people were saying that it lasted a month or for a few weeks, which was good news. I saw one review that had said that they couldn’t wipe it off, but as this was written as a feature of the product, it seemed obvious. Overall, the comments seemed good and were mostly positive. They followed what was written on the specs, which gave me confidence. No one mentioned anything about removing paint, but someone did say to wipe the product off before driving to avoid ‘spin-off’.

Where Can You Get Turtle Wax Tire Shine?

Turtle Wax Tire Shine can be purchased at any retailer in the UK, including online. It’s a cheap product, the cheapest I managed to find it for was £6 at Halfords but you can get it under £10 anywhere. It averages at around £7-8 online, I think.


  • It’s easy to use
  • It lasts a long time
  • Will remove the fading on my tires


  • Shine coating can look ‘oily’ or ‘too wet’
  • Doesn’t wipe off when dry if you don’t like it

My Verdict

Based on some of the reviews online and a lot of pictures I saw, I liked the overall look of the shine, so I was willing to give it a go. In my opinion, this product seemed easy to use and provides a great coat to your tires when dry. When cleaning my car, I wanted it to look like it had been done by a professional as it was so long since I had cleaned it. I also wanted to make sure it wasn’t so powerful that it removed my car paint if the spray hit it. It didn’t seem like that was the case. I could leave it to dry once applied, which saves me time, too.

Looked Great On My Tires

After applying the spray to my tired, I left it to dry for half an hour. I then wiped off any excess product as one review recommended. This tire shine gave the finish to my tires that I was looking for. It’s inexpensive and I didn’t have to spend hours scrubbing and buffing my tires or waiting for them to dry. The overall finish is great and I was thrilled that I didn’t have to do it again for at least a couple of weeks. It was an ideal product for me and I’d recommend it for someone who is looking to give their tires a little spruce. If you want to purchase the product, you can get it online or at any retailer. I got mine from Halfords as it was just down the road, so I didn’t have to pay for postage. However, you can get it other places online quite easily with normal postage costs and delivery times.

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