Alloy wheels also known as rims(in US) are auto wheels which are manufactured from primary aluminium material. Before aluminium, car manufacturers used to put steel rims on their models which have a strong but obviously a very heavy construction. Extra weight were affecting the performance,fuel consumption and the handling of the car.

After 2000, aluminum material become very popular in the industry due to its lighter construction. This provides a major mass reduction from the car, providing better handling, lower fuel consumption and good-looking.

A few important advantages of having alloy wheels instead of the normal steel wheels:

  • They are lighter, that means your vehicle has less unsprung mass. This means your car handles better and there is improved road grip on most .

  • They are also good in terms of balancing. Your car balances well reducing stress on other parts of your car like the suspension and the axles.

  • With all these advantages,it would be a wise decision to buy new aftermarket wheels however when it comes to the purchasing decision you have to aware of some safety issues.

    Please make sure that the products are from a reliable company which follows the ETRO (The European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation)regulations,standarts and can provide quality certificates like ISO,TUV.

    Meeting the safety standards is very important for the user. Failing to meet the standards may cause alloys to easily bend, buckle or crack as the worstcase scenario.

    Make sure you know your car details prior to your purchase!

    Buying new alloys can be sometimes confusing due to the fact that there are many brands, models and sizes in the market.

    Even if you decide to change your rims, it will not be very easy to go and purchase them. Because before the purchase you have to know the specs of your car such as year, vehicle model, PCD, Offset(ET),centre bore size.

    To learn more about wheel specs,click here.

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