If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your ride, there’s nothing that makes a bigger splash than a flashy set of new wheels. But with all of the choices out there, it can be hard to know where to begin.
At Mobile Installation in Brooklyn Park, we can install just about any wheels you want on your vehicle, and our experience lets you know you are working with experts in the field. In this post, we’re breaking down some of the biggest decisions you will have to consider when choosing new wheels for your car. Give us a call to get your new wheels today!
1. Choose From Alloy or Steel Wheels
Both steel and alloy wheels have their distinct advantages. The simple rule of thumb to remember is that steel tends to be the workhorse wheel meant to take plenty of abuse and hard-driving, while the aluminum alloy is the best choice for style.
If you’re looking for a straight cosmetic wheel, this is your best. Alloy is also good for acceleration and performance. Steel is heavier than alloy, lowering your car’s center of gravity and dampening its agility.
2. Know Your Bolt Pattern
You’ll need to know the bolt pattern before ordering new wheels. Your bolt pattern refers to the distance between and the number of lug holes in your wheels. Because there are variations in fittings, there is a chance the wheels will not fit your cars, so make sure to know your load rating and bolt pattern needs. And if you need further assistance, our aftermarket parts team can examine your bolt pattern and help you order the right one for your car.
3. Decide What Size You Want
In a lot of cases, drivers will upgrade to rims that are larger than what was on the car originally. This is a great choice, but you want to make sure the wheels are the right size because it can affect how your vehicle handles. If you choose larger wheels, it will mean upgrading your tires at the same time so consider this before going to a larger size.
4. Understand Your Fitment
Another important aspect is to know what the fitment is for your car. This means knowing how the wheel will fit in the wheel well and under the fenders. In addition to this, your backspacing is how much room there is from the back of the wheel to the mounting surface. So the more backspacing means that much further the wheel will be into the wheel well and closer to suspension parts.
5. Make a Quality Decision
One of the main things you want to consider is the construction quality of the purchase. There is truth to the saying, “you get what you pay for,” which is no different when applied to your wheel choice. You want to make sure that you are choosing a high-quality product that will last, not break down due to defects.
6. Find a Design That Reflects Your Style
This is the fun part of choosing a new set of wheels. The options available for modern cars are practically limitless.
You’ll need to decide on a color or finish first. Do you love flat matte black? Polished alloy? How about painted wheels with red details against black? Choose from options like chrome, hyper silver, bronze, gloss black, brushed silver, machined silver, rose gold, and more.
Next, choose the wheel pattern. Spoke and plate designs are incredibly varied, from intricate overlapping patterns to simple multi-spoke designs. Whether you are looking for dramatic or understated, we can help you choose the right wheels for your goal.
Choose Mobile Install in the Twin Cities for New Wheels
Are you ready for new wheels? We have what you need to create a look you love! Give us a call at Mobile Install to check out the designs and order your new wheels today. Stop by our online gallery and get inspired, or visit our showroom. While you’re there, check out our stereo systems and subwoofers!
To connect with a member of our team and share your ideas, call us at 612-986-3332. Or connect with us online to get a free quote on new wheels you want to show off!
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