Tips & Solutions

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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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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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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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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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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How to Polish Chrome

Polishing the bumpers and chrome details on classic cars is a cathartic activity that many classic car collectors enjoy. Not only does it give you a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, but the resulting shine is undeniably attractive. To get the best polish for your classic car, follow these tips. Plastic Chrome Vs. Metal […]

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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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