This weekend I took off my factory alloy wheels and changed over to my 3 season wheels & tires. I had lots of trouble un-sticking the front wheels from the hubs this year and wondered if anyone else had this problem.
To break the front wheel free I literally had to loosen all the lugs, take the vehicle off the jack/stands, then start it up, pop it in gear and slam on the brakes after about a foot of travel. They were really stuck. I had to do this about three times on one wheel before I could feel it break free.
The lugs and wheels suffered no damage, but I don't want to go to this extreme every time I swap out my wheels.
I cleaned the hubs a little and sprayed some WD-40 on them before I bolted up the after-market wheels.
Maybe I should pull them off and do a better job of cleaning them.
What can I treat the hubs with to prevent this in the future? Grease?