Next to a home, a
vehicle is one of the most valuable assets you can own. In order to lengthen
the life of your vehicle, it's crucial that you properly care for it. While you
may be eager to upgrade your car and give it a personal touch, making changes
isn't always so easy. New rims can instantly change the look and feel of your
car; however, since they have a big impact on how your vehicle performs, there
are a few things you should know before you purchase new rims for your car.
Rims are often confused with the term "wheel." A
rim is the outer edge of the wheel that holds the tire firmly in place. Because
they are the visible part of a car wheel, they are used as a custom accessory
to improve a vehicle's look, traction, and steering.
Finding Rims that Fit Your Car
Most rims are fitted by the year, make, and model of the car
that they are going on. It's important to always find a rim size that is
compatible with your current one and has the same diameter. Also, take note of
the width of the rims, as they need to fit your tires. Lastly, make sure that
the rims have the same bolt patterns in order to ensure compatibility. If you
choose a rim that is bigger or wider, you may have to test it first to verify
that it fits your vehicle.
While there are other types of rims, aluminum and steel are
the two most common on vehicles. Your personal preferences will heavily impact
the style you should go with.
Aluminum is popular for its glossy shine, but you might want
to keep the car stored indoors, to avoid the rims getting dirty, dented or
scratched. Also, because these rims have several holes and crevices, they can
be time-consuming to clean. On the other hand, if you are a car enthusiast and
want a shiny set of wheels, aluminum is the way to go! For the classiest, most
elegant appearance, opt for chrome plated aluminum.
Steel rims are heavier, stronger and very durable, and there
is less need to keep them clean. However, they lack the shine that aluminum
rims have and are often covered with hubcaps to brighten their dull appearance.
How do you want your car to look?
Many people use
rims as a custom accessory to improve the look of their vehicle. Do you want
your car to look sportier or more subtle? How about sleek and stylish? Whatever
your preference, we have the rims to suit your style, including the popular American Racing rims
. Check out our selection online today!
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