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Difference Between New, Reconditioned and Used OEM Rims

The sheer number of rims out there can make things confusing for someone purchasing one for the first time. The search isn’t as simple as finding a model that’s right for your car; you may also be presented with the choice between a new, reconditioned, and used rim. It’s possible to save a good deal […]

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Determining Your Car’s Wheel Bolt Pattern

As the operator of the largest privately held inventory of OEM wheels and OEM hubcaps in the United States, you’d better believe we deal with a lot of confusion regarding bolt pattern. Thankfully, the majority of our larger corporate clients purchasing OEM wheels in bulk by the palettes already understand what a bolt pattern is, […]

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Average Car Fuel Efficiency In Recent Years

Car buyers are looking for fuel-efficient cars. Surprisingly, average MPG has remained stagnant or even regressed since the 80s. As cars got bigger and heavier and offered more amenities, gas mileage plummeted. Cars of the 1980’s oftentimes can surpass cars of today in gas mileage, some getting about 50 MPG, however they aren’t as safe […]

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OEM Vs. Aftermarket Wheels: What You Need to Know

Whether replacing one damaged alloy wheel or picking up a set of steel wheels for winter, today’s consumer has essentially two wheel replacement options: OEM Replica or Aftermarket Wheels. OEM wheels are made by the original equipment manufacturer and are exact replicas of the wheel that came with your car. Aftermarket Wheels are made by […]

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5 Fall Driving Tips to Keep You Safe

Fall is a great time of year, full of pumpkin patches, Thanksgiving dinners, hay rides and all those other awesome autumn activities. While it’s not as dangerous as winter can be in much of the United States, the fall season has its own dangers when it comes to driving conditions that you should be prepared […]

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What is a “B” Condition used OEM Wheel?

Last month we discussed how Blackburn evaluates and grades our selection of used OEM wheels. Specifically, we discussed our Grade A used wheels and the grading criteria that we use to evaluate a used wheel, as well as what steps we take throughout our the procurement process to ensure we are able to provide our customers with […]

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The Cost Benefits of Partnering With A Rim Distributor

The cost benefits of partnering with a rim distributor are obvious. Ideally, your rim distributor will offer wholesale prices that save your company money and thus make your company more profitable. While there are many benefits of partnering with an OE wheel distributor, we’d like to focus on what sets us apart from other OEM […]

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How To Get Rid Of Old Rims

If you have just replaced your damaged rims with brand spankin’ new OEM wheels, you may have found yourself with some extra steel or alloy on your hands. Hopefully, the auto shop that put your new wheels on was able to dispose of your old rims and tires, if necessary. The DIY enthusiast, however, may […]

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5 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Car Enthusiast

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift can be a difficult task. To find that perfect gift, you must of course know what your significant other’s hobbies and interest are. If there’s one thing we can relate to at Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions, it’s an undying passion for all things auto. If your Valentine is a […]

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Buying Used Wheels and Rims

Buying used wheels and rims can be a great way to save money if you have a damaged rim or are simply looking to have an extra set on hand. While new, factory OEM wheels are usually the preferred option, if you can find a wheel in good condition at the right price, it might […]

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