Aluminum Wheels - Aluminum Rims

How many people can honestly tell the difference between steel and aluminum wheels? In today's marketplace, it's actually quite easy as long as you know what you're looking for. However, not many people are overly concerned about the material their wheels are made of. This should be something every car or truck owner is privy to. By going with aluminum, your car or truck will outperform steel time and again.

By and large, most cars or trucks with steel rims have hubcaps to hide the not-so-pleasant look of the dull and bulky steel. It's not that these rims are bad at all; but if you want better handing at higher speeds, longer brake life and an overall better aesthetic look, aluminum is the choice to go with.

Most aluminum rims are alloy, meaning they're a combination of aluminum and magnesium (albeit mostly aluminum). They gain their performance edge in a few ways. The first way aluminum outperforms steel is the weight. Since alloy wheels are lighter, any automobile using them will handle better at higher speeds. Alloy also dissipates heat a lot better than steel, and this allows brake life to be extended.

Even those fancy gold, chrome and silver rims you purchase aftermarket are aluminum. They're basic alloy rims in a specific design that are then electrically charged and dipped to coat in another metal. This provides the same strength and performance while adding a lot to the aesthetic value of the automobile. For this reason, alloy rims plated in metal and far more expensive than basic varieties.

Aluminum wheels are also available in all sizes. From the smallest 14" wheels to very large 26 or 30", you can find something of the aluminum variety to purchase for your automobile. The key thing to remember when purchasing a set of rims is that the lug pattern needs to match.

When you're ready to make the switch and upgrade or replace your aluminum rims, WheelsRims.net is here to help. With our easy-to-use site search features, you can simply input the type of automobile you drive and find the exact rims you need to replace in a few seconds. Or if you're looking for something a bit more custom, we can help with that too.

At WheelsRims.net, we have the lowest prices in the entire industry on a massive selection of steel, alloy, chrome and custom rims. We also have other parts, including wheel covers, head and taillights, mirrors, and more. Our lifetime warranty on all parts ensures that you'll never have to replace your rims again.

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