Wheel Size - Wheel Sizes
The wheel of your automobile is by far one of its most important parts. Knowing exactly what type of rim you have and what size it is can go a long way to helping you get a quick repair if the time should ever come. With so many options to choose from today, it's easy to get lost and buy something for aesthetic purposes that doesn't fit or doesn't do the job. With a little bit of knowledge, your repairs can be made quickly and correctly.
One of the most important factors when dealing with rims is the actual size of the rim. For example, if you have a mid-sized Honda Accord and want to upgrade with some 20" aftermarket rims as seen on TV and in most popular car magazines, you will need to know what size rims you have now. This type of car is most likely going to have 17" rims, but could also be 14", 16" etc.
It's important to know the current size because you wouldn't want to put larger rims on your automobile without some modification. For instance, putting the same size tire on a 20" rim could easily cause your tires to rub the fender. In order to have the same spacing, you may need to also upgrade your tires and go with something thinner - commonly referred to as low profile.
Your car or truck was specifically designed and calibrated to operate using a particular wheel size. If you decide to switch up and go with something larger or smaller, you could suffer serious damage at the worst, and at the least lose performance or find that the replacement rims will not fit without vehicle modifications.
The easiest way to go about replacing your rims is to purchase a set that are the same size as your factory wheels. You'll want to get the same bolt pattern (4 or 5 lug) and the same diameter. Your tire should give you the size of your wheel, but if not, simply measure the diameter of the rim. If your rim reads 17", then you know you need a 17" replacement.
Another great tip is to only purchase parts from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). At WheelsRims.net, we have a wide selection of OEM rims for any car or truck you have. Simply use our site's search feature to tell us what you drive, and you will instantly be matched up with a set of rims that will fit perfectly.
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