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The Right Quality Wheels for You

The overall condition and performance of your vehicle can be dependent on the quality of your wheels. The terms “rim” and “Wheel” are used interchangeably to describe the round metal base that is mounted to the axle. It is important to remember that big, flashy (Often aftermarket) rims don’t necessarily indicate quality. Instead, consider factors […]

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Understanding your Tire Pressure Monitoring System

If you own a newer vehicle, you are likely familiar with the horseshoe-like symbol and exclamation mark that illuminates on your dashboard.  This is your tire pressure monitoring system, or TPMS, warning you that one or more of your vehicle’s tires are under-inflated and may pose a safety hazard. A Brief History This indicator light […]

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Wheel Offset vs Backspacing

Wheel Offset Wheel offset measures the millimeters between the center of your wheel and surface of the wheel mount. Wheel offset can be positive, meaning the mounting surface is on the front of the wheel centerline, negative, meaning the mounting surface is towards the back of the wheel centerline, or zero, placing the mounting surface […]

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Wheel Differences for Cars, Trucks, SUVs

A wheel rim, or outer edge that holds the tire in place, makes up the circular design of the wheel. Rim aesthetics are often discussed as a focal point of your vehicle’s style and OEM wheels are sometimes replaced with aftermarket wheels to enhance this style. However, the size of wheels on various vehicles is […]

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11 Bucket List Car Shows

Goodwood Festival of Speed – Billed as the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture, Goodwood Festival of Speed is held in the beautiful parkland surrounding Goodwood House in West Sussex, England. The Festival of Speed is motorsport’s ultimate summer garden party. Nowhere else will you get so close to the cars and bikes […]

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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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