If you are weighing the option of replacing your wheels, it’s likely that you are feeling overwhelmed with the sheer amount of styles and brands that are available. Understanding what makes up a quality wheel can be important. Here are some top tips on how you can tell if you have quality wheels:
The Renown of The Manufacturer
A manufacturer can play a big role in determining the overall quality of the wheel. If you are working with a company that’s relatively new, there aren’t ongoing performance checks on how well the wheel will perform in rough terrain and under strain. If the manufacturer has extended longevity and reputation, this can make sure that you get a wheel that is of excellent quality.
How Your Wheel Was Produced
The quality standards for a wheel manufacturer are different based on the area where your wheel was produced. Germany, Japan, and the USA all have different standards for the way that a wheel is produced. Different standards can produce wheels that are made out of several types of metal, with different standards for structural integrity, finish, and dimensions.
Making sure that the wheel you are using is going to be a good fit for your vehicle can be extremely important. The overall orientation and clearance can all be an important factor in choosing the fit of your wheel.
The Wear Pattern
If you notice that your wheels are wearing inconsistently, this can often be a mark of build quality. It could also point out that there is some type of imbalance on your vehicle or problem with the vehicle. If you’ve noticed that your wheels are starting to wear down prematurely, this could be a good sign to change them out before you experience some type of catastrophic failure in your wheel design.
Contact us today if you are in the market for a wheel upgrade.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry custom wheels in Tampa for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.