New Wheels? New Decisions
The look, color and style of the wheels matters as much as the fit. With careful considerations, you can have the perfect combo. Read below to find out some key factors when deciding on the best wheels for your vehicle.
According to a few searches we conducted online, we determined that OEM alloy wheels cost anywhere from $70 to over $500. Yes, you read that right. Regardless of the make and model of the vehicle – the availability, size and material of the rim is the determining factor and it’s not always higher for luxury vehicles.
Sometimes this can be a tricky decision. Do you want traditional metal wheels, or colored wheels? If color, what hue(s)? An important thing to consider is the existing trim package. What color is the trim, bumpers, exterior windows or other accessories? Do you want to match, compliment or contrast with these finishes? Do you want to go bold, or subtle? Sleek or sporty? Refined or aggressive. The colors accenting features on your vehicle can turn your car into a whole new personality and turn heads too.
It goes without saying that any decisions made about color should be well thought out. This is something that can affect you for as long as you own the car and the resale value as well. If you decide to get color-coated wheels at the wrong place, that can be a costly mistake. That’s why you always want to choose Phoenix Rim Repair and Color Coating, we guarantee all our work, and color match.
A popular choice we are seeing more and more, and recommend, is black or dark color coats. Lighter finishes can easily display sprinklings of brake dust and debris.
Chrome wheels without color tend to look best when polished which can be time consuming. Sometimes an aluminum clear-coated wheel is a smarter option. No matter the material or color, it is important to clean rims regularly so they can sparkle and shine like they duly should. Maintaining a straight from the factory appearance is the goal.
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Fit to Be Square ...or Have Stagger
What is the difference between square and staggered wheels? Depending on if you have a front, rear, four or all-wheel drive, you can use different wheel widths.
The wheels on the front and back are the same width on a square fitment, this is standard for most vehicles.
With a staggered fitment, the wheels on the back of the vehicle are wider. A staggered fitment gives you a wider tire with a wider patch on the road. In dry conditions, you’ll get better performance and better handling. And your car or truck will have a more “aggressive” and spunky appearance without being over the top.
When possible, staggered wheels can offer a unique look and stronger performance. It is an important option when considering aftermarket wheels and wheel sizes.
Find What Works
To get fitment data for your vehicle or to find vehicles matching your criteria you can search multiple places. When it gets down to deciding which aftermarket wheel will fit your car or truck, there are many sources find what fits and works best. You can handle it yourself and visit Wheel-Size online, fill out the search form for vehicle model, tire size or rims, and voila you will have the info you need.
Where Are You Driving?
If you mostly drive on city streets, then you still want an alloy wheel because it is a lighter weight. It will allow for the best handling. These are considered performance wheels.
For those who prefer a little off-roading, an aftermarket wheel that’s going to tackle the terrain and befriend your tires. There is an array of aftermarket wheels that look good, perform great, and is wallet friendly.
Lastly, buying new, or aftermarket wheels shouldn’t be a pain. Don’t let the 10,000+ results on an Amazon search for “aftermarket wheels” sway you. Yes, there are things to carefully consider, questions to ask, quotes to get, but this process might even be fun.
A few decisions about fitment style, purpose (where you drive most) and visual styling, and you are almost there! If you decide it is a color coat you need to trimmings or wheels, let Phoenix Rim Repair help you out! Fill out our easy quote from and we’ll get you some options so you can begin making decisions.
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