Nothing dresses up a ride better than a great set of rims. But your wheel rims serve a much greater purpose than simply beefing up your vehicle’s cosmetics.
The type of rim you select for your vehicle should match your driving needs. For example, if you drive in harsh winter conditions, while alloy rims are a better quality but if you’re mounting winter tires, it may be more cost effective to go with a set of steel rims and save your alloys for better driving conditions.
Want to know more about the different wheel types out there? check the list below.
Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower centre of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
Chrome Wheels add an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.
Cast Wheels are aluminum wheels, manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
Machined Wheels combine casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
Forged Wheels are produced by taking a solid piece of aluminum and molding the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.