WANT BETTER HANDLING? WHEEL WEIGHT MATTERS!
Since the development of magnesium alloy to reduce wheel weight on old mid-century race cars, lightweight wheels have been used to enhance vehicle performance in most forms of auto racing. Today, most magnesium alloy wheels are too fragile for daily street use and are very limited in their finish options allowing only painting or polishing (and to avoid oxidation, frequent polishing of magnesium wheels is required).
The Formula 1 races were this past weekend in Austin, Texas and undoubtedly, magnesium alloy wheels were used due to their superior strength and durability and to reduce the weight while retaining the ability to handle the shifting loads. Fortunately for the rest of us, the wheel manufacturers have also developed lightweight aluminum alloy wheels that provide the appropriate street durability and numerous finish options while keeping weight to a minimum.
Remember, a vehicle's total weight, including its wheel weight, affects its ability to accelerate, brake and corner. So choose your wheels wisely and choose your wheel repair and color experts even more wisely! At Phoenix Rim Repair, we know a thing or two about wheels, wheel care, wheel color and beyond.
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