Buying a new set of wheels for your car can be as much of an investment as you choose to make it. Brand new wheels can run from about $50 each to tens of thousands per wheel. Let’s take a closer look at choosing the type you need and the costs.
(Finish it off)
What You Need To Know Before Purchasing
Finish it off
No matter what material and style of wheel you choose to go with, the world is your oyster when it comes to finish (and color) options. In the last twenty years, we’ve gone from choosing between chrome and painted steel wheels, to any color in the rainbow. Be forewarned that different finishes mean different care and maintenance, so make sure you understand what you’re getting into.
Chrome is the brightest option out there, but it’s also the most difficult to care for. As with any chrome part, keeping up the mirror finish is a little bit of work if you want show-quality looks, especially if live in the great white north. Upkeep can be difficult if you battle the elements and the road grime, chemicals, and salt that come with them.
Polished aluminum is one of the most popular choices available, but it requires a little but more work. When they’re in great shape, polished aluminum wheels will typically emulate chrome, but that means careful and consistent hand-polishing before you head out for the nearest cars and coffee.
Painted wheels are an easy-care option that are meant to be very durable and live up to whatever your day-to-day drive entails. If you’re living in an area that requires winter tires, consider painted wheels for the winter setup. Just make sure they’ve got an extra layer of clear coat to add to the corrosion resistance in the face of salt and chemicals.
Powder-coated wheels are easy to care for, and the finish is extremely durable. They’re meant to take what life throws at them, and do it in style. Powder coaters generally offer a wide range of color choice, so you can get as custom as you’d like if you’re going this route. They’re also one of the most environmentally friendly metal finishes available.
Anodized aluminum is one of the less popular options, but a possible option for you. Anodizing chemically integrates color into the surface of the metal, and allows for a huge range of custom color choices. Because it’s not a “coating” in the traditional sense of the word, it won’t mask any flaws on the surface of the wheel. This isn’t something that you can use to Band-Aid scratches, scuffs, dents, or dings. If you store your car outdoors, be careful if you’re choosing anodizing, and be careful with color choice. UV rays from the sun can really take a toll on the color over time. On top of that, certain colors will degrade faster, so ask for an expert opinion before you make an expensive commitment.
Wheels are for more than looks
Or they can be. Most people upgrade and modify their wheels and tires purely for aesthetics. But they can be a great way to get a little more performance out of your car. Bigger wheels can mean more torque, meaning better launching and acceleration. Larger diameter wheels often mean wider wheels, which means a larger contact patch, and better traction. Contrary to popular belief, wheels can be used for better performance, it’s just a matter of knowing what you want out of your build when you go to buy wheels.
When it comes to choosing the right wheel and tire combo for your car or truck, we know the options can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for some expert advice, we’re always here to help. Feel free to call our team at (866) 961-8668, and we’ll get you on the road with your new wheels in no time.
Jwheel, as an professional wheel manufacturer, concentrates in R&D and manufacturing of aluminum alloy wheels, including casting wheels, forging wheels and flow-form wheels. The products of it have passed the certifications of SEI、SEMA，VIA, JWL, JWL-T, TUV and so on. Since establishment, Jwheel has been developing steadily, with rich experience of designing and producing aluminum alloy wheels. It has earned the appreciation of both domestic market and foreign market with its high technology, good quality and customer service. It provided OEM service to many international brands like Vossen, OE Wheel, TSW, Rays, ProLine, Oxygen, AUTEC, etc., and it also provide ODM service, that is, for producing a new wheel, you can just provide a sketch, drawing or picture, and then Jwheel will finish the rest parts. By the way, the MOQ of forging wheels is four. (For more information, just go to the website: https://www.jjjwheel.com)