Tire marks happen on a driveway if you have spin your wheels when pulling out, or if the wheels sit on the extremely hot surface for an extended period of time. These marks are difficult to remove because tires are made from petroleum and are water resistant. Harsh cleaners are needed to lift them off the surface. However, it is possible to remove the stains and have a clean driveway again.

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Skid marks leave a tricky stain on the driveway.

Step 1

Wet the tire marks with plain water to prepare the surface for cleaning. This helps lift the stain and makes it easier for the cleaners to penetrate. This works best on the more porous driveways, such as concrete and brick, but will also helps on asphalt and stone.

Step 2

Spray a cleaner onto the tire marks. Use a degreaser, oxygen bleach or trisodium phosphate. Apply the according to the package instructions or dilute oxygen bleach at a ratio of 1 part bleach and 4 parts water. All three cleaners work on concrete, brick, asphalt and stone driveways.

Step 3

Scrub the cleaner into the marks using a rubber broom or a bristle scrub brush. Allow the cleaner to sit on the stain for five to 10 minutes. If using oxygen bleach, reapply the bleach every minute or two so it is actively working on the stain.

Step 4

Hose the stains and cleaner away using a power washer.