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Refinish Factory Aluminum Wheels

Are you looking to restore your old OEM aluminum wheels to their original shine? These Do-It-Yourself, step by step instructions will ensure that your wheels look brand new. Prep Work – Prepare your work area by jacking your car on level ground so your tire can rotate. If this causes your lug nuts to protrude, […]

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BMW OEM Wheels vs Replicas

The BMW is often associated with class and sportiness. Due to the branding and popularity of this vehicle, its OEM wheel is often replicated to turn a profit off the sleek look and feel of the design. If you are in the market for a real set of BMW OEM wheels, it is important to […]

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Is a Warranty Worth It?

The next time you head to the dealership to purchase a vehicle, will you be prepared to make a decision about a warranty? It may depend on several factors, including whether the vehicle is new or used, whether you’d like the extended version, your financial situation and other personal touchpoints. Warranties There are three types […]

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The Importance of Balancing Your Tires

Why is Balancing your Tires Important? Balancing your tires helps to provide a smoother driving experience, assuring that your tire weight distribution is causing even treadwear on your tires. It also reduces vibrations that may be felt in your steering wheel, seats and floorboard. This highly recommended service is typically done every 3-7,000 miles or […]

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How Wheels Work and Why They Matter

Wheels are one of the most essential components of a vehicle. While many people focus on the appearance of wheels and rims, they play an important role in how your vehicle operates. How Wheels Work Wheels serve the function of translating an engines power into motion. When a driver presses the acceleration pedal, the engine’s […]

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What is Wheel Runout?

With the exception of an off-roading adventure, nobody wants a bumpy ride. If you are experiencing irregular vibrations as your wheels are turning, you may have a wheel runout problem. There are two different types of tire and wheel runout. Radial runout occurs when the tire radius is not consistent from the midpoint of the […]

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What is an OEM Wheel?

To understand what OEM wheels are, you must first start with the acronym OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer. An original equipment manufacturer is a company that produces parts or equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer. In the automotive industry, OEM wheels are those that were assembled and installed during the construction of a […]

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The State of the Automotive Industry: Five Takeaways from 2018

Electric Vehicles are the Future Dealers and enthusiasts alike should take note that this trend is not going away. In a year that saw the decline of overall auto sales, electric vehicle sales grew significantly. Notable automakers GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and BMW are all focusing heavily on this initiative in response to the industry trend. […]

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5 Threats to your OEM Wheels this Winter

It’s December and old man winter has returned to wreak havoc on our roads and vehicles. While freezing temperatures, ice and snowstorms can have lasting negative effects on your car, lets focus on some of the main threats to your OEM wheels this winter. 1. Tire Pressure Extreme temperatures can cause the pressure in your […]

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Why do OEM Wheels cost more than Aftermarket?

  OEM wheels are made by the original equipment manufacturer of your vehicle and match the exact specifications of the wheels it came with. Not only will these wheels fit your car perfectly, they provide a safer and smoother ride. We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for.” OEM wheels are a […]

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