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2021 Vehicle Trends

As predicted, 2021 vehicle trends continue to lean towards increased technology and decreased emissions. However, what no one could have predicted, were the changes in consumer behavior due to the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In what was a wild 2020, automakers are now ramping up 2021 production to cater to the rapid increase […]

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The Average Lifespan of OEM Wheels

In previous blogs, we have established that OEM Wheels are preferred over aftermarket wheels, to ensure safety and longevity. But what is average mileage or lifespan of an OEM wheel? While an OEM wheel is sure to last longer than a tire that has direct contact with the ground surface, it does have an expiration […]

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Forged Wheels vs Cast Wheels

When looking to purchase OEM Wheels, there are many different factors to consider. In addition to things like size and style, it is also important to understand the difference between forged wheels and cast wheels. This refers to the two main ways that OEM wheels are manufactured during the production phase. A forged wheel is […]

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The Rising Popularity of Black Wheels

When black wheels initially hit the market, they were more of a novelty aftermarket wheel product. Something that was once solely associated with a missing hubcap became instantly cool and aesthetically sleek in the eyes of consumers. Over time, the auto industry began to catch on to this trend, offering black OEM wheels for all […]

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2020 Automotive Rollout: New Contenders and Old Favorites

So far, 2020 has been a unique year on many fronts. While most of this year has been riddled with bad news, the car industry rolled out some exciting new things to keep us on our toes. From Elon Musk’s glimpse into the future to Ford’s ode to the past, there was no shortage of […]

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Car Wheels vs Truck Wheels

When it comes to wheels, the difference between car and truck wheels doesn’t stop at size. Load capability, handling, fitment, price and ground clearance all play an important role in the purchase of OEM and aftermarket wheels. Here are some things to consider when deciding what type of wheels are best for your car or […]

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How to Clean your Wheels and Tires

Regularly cleaning your wheels and tires is important to keeping them looking great. It is also a very important practice for the preventative maintenance of your vehicle. Allowing break dust to build up on your wheels can be highly corrosive to your vehicle. Additionally, the long-term effects of UV rays on your tires can cause […]

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Blackburn COVID-19 Update: 4/30/2020

What is Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions doing to help manage the effects of COVID-19? Blackburn has concentrated its efforts on how to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. We are dedicated to continue to provide our best services while keeping the health and well-being of our team members, customers and community at the upmost importance. As […]

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Replacement OEM Wheels 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 OEM 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 […]

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The Five Highest Performing American Cars of 2019

Some of America’s biggest players continued to push the bounds of world class performance this past year. While sports cars continued to focus on increased speed and handling, electric vehicles continued to make strides in range of power and acceleration. Here are five of the most memorable American cars of 2019. Ford GT The five-time […]

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