Special Features

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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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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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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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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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 Cars That Help Us Sell OEM Wheels!

Blackburn OEM Wheels offers factory replacement wheels, hubcaps and center caps to large corporations and end users alike. There is usually a very strong correlation in between the sales of a specific car model and our business. In other words, the more popular the car, the more often people need to buy wheel replacements. It’s […]

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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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Ford F150 OEM Wheels Spotlight

The Ford F150 is one of the most popular trucks that ever graced the American highways. To this day, Ford F-150 OEM wheels continue to be one of our best selling wheels. It makes sense that a utilitarian truck such as the F-150 would need replacement wheels more frequently than say, a Ford Taurus, as […]

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