The Benefits of Alloy Wheels

Filed in Blog by on May 20, 2016 0 Comments

Alloy wheels look seriously sexy. You stick some of those on your vehicle, and that vehicle is going to look better than ever. However, there is so much more to alloy wheels than just looks. In fact, these are some of the best options on the market and they certainly justify the slightly higher price tag that they command. Let’s take a little look at why, shall we?

What are alloy wheels?
Generally speaking, most vehicles will be equipped with steel wheels. This is because they are far cheaper to produce and, for the most part, can put up with a significant amount of damage. The problem is that steel wheels are heavy and they look hideously unattractive (in most cases). Alloy wheels, on the other hand, have been designed to be fairly ‘lightweight’.

Alloy wheels are built from a combination of both aluminium and a few trace metals. This combination creates a seriously strong wheel which is fairly lightweight.
Aesthetic wheels
We covered this a little bit before. Most people out there will veer towards alloy wheels simply because they look fantastic. They come in a variety of different styles and you should have absolutely no issues finding an alloy wheel to fit your vehicle.

Again, something that was covered before, however, we never really touched on why wheels need to be lightweight. Without getting too technical, alloy wheels ensure better handling of your vehicle. Your steering will be more precise than ever. In addition to this, alloy wheels, due to the fact that they will be contributing very little to the car’s weight, will ensure quicker acceleration.

In addition to this, you will be able to get a slightly better MPG, simply because your vehicle is not going to be towing around quite so much weight. Yes, it will only be slightly better, however, every little counts in this day and age, right?

The combination of metals used in alloy wheels ensures that they are far tougher than their steel counterparts. This means that you do not have to worry about severe damage when driving over rough areas. In addition to this, the heat disperses slightly better over the wheel. This reduces the chance that the wheel will crack and bend over time, a common problem with steel wheels.

Better braking
This will be dependent on the alloy wheels that you purchase. You will want to opt for alloy wheels with spokes. These will allow air to flow around the wheel freely. This ensures that the brakes are kept cool. Not only will this mean that they are more efficient when it comes to braking, but it also ensures that the brakes last longer (basically, it stops the breaks from overheating!)

If you are interested in alloy wheels, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. No matter what you are after, and no matter what type of vehicle you own, we will have something in stock that is just perfect for you.

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