How to Tell If You Have Quality Wheels
Since we are in the business of wheel repair and refinishing, we frequently notice the finish of wheels immediately. We notice if the wheel has been properly maintained. We can see the condition and type of protective finish on each wheel. Even if wheels are older, they can still look as good, or better, than newer wheels if they have a quality protective finish and are cared for well.
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Who Made Your Wheels?
Wheel manufacturers also plays a role in wheel quality - how well a wheel will perform and endure wear and tear - and how the wheel stands the test of time, and well, all those close-curb-encounters too! The Manufacturer’s longevity and reputation for quality is something to consider when purchasing wheels, whether they come with your vehicle or are purchased separately. Simply because a wheel manufacturer has a history in racing wheels, doesn’t mean those wheels are the best for everyday road use. Sometimes racing wheels are a very different wheel or too much of a wheel than you might need. Do your research and don’t assume.
Where and How Were Your Wheels Produced?
In addition to the manufacturer, consider the origin of production – there are quality standards that must be adhered to in places like Japan, Germany and wheel plants elsewhere. There can be different criteria for wheels sold with vehicles versus those wheels that are produced and sold aftermarket, or separately. These different standards can involve things like durability, metal, structural integrity, dimensions and finish. Not all wheels are created equal.
Do They Fit In?
A quality wheel will have a good relationship with its essential parts such as the tire, brake, bolts, clearance, width, and its general orientation to the automobile that it is attached to. All of these factors play a role in fit and performance. There are research, development and design teams to help facilitate the production, equipment and installation process to be in peak order for all parts to work in sync. This creates a quality experience for the driver and thus is an integral part of a quality wheel.
Do you have quality wheels?
Do they still look like quality wheels?
If not, we can restore your wheels back to looking like new – we can refinish, repair or give your wheels that glossy candy coated color you’ve been dreaming about.
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