Rubbing and Picking
We’ve all been sitting in traffic, nowhere to go, rubbing our palms over the steering wheel. That friction can take its toll on your steering wheel, and if you start picking at it with your nails that’s only going to compound the damage being done. While there isn’t much that can be done with a steering wheel that’s already begun to wear away (short of rejuvenating oil/spray if you have a leather steering wheel), a good preventative measure is to get a steering wheel cover. These protect the wheel from wear and tear, sunlight, and even the oil on your fingers, which can add a lot of life to the length of this component.