Tips & Solutions

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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Determining Your Car’s Wheel Bolt Pattern

As the operator of the largest privately held inventory of OEM wheels and OEM hubcaps in the United States, you’d better believe we deal with a lot of confusion regarding bolt pattern. Thankfully, the majority of our larger corporate clients purchasing OEM wheels in bulk by the palettes already understand what a bolt pattern is, […]

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Wheel Dimensions Definition Guide

We created this wheel dimensions definition guide to shed some light on some of the common terminology used. It is our opinion that an educated customer is a happy customer, and customer satisfaction is our top priority. Whether you’re in the process of replacing your vehicle’s OEM alloy wheels, or you’re looking to pick up […]

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Guide: Determining the Size of Your Wheels

Last month we discussed whether or not mismatched wheels and tires are safe on the road. It was determined that mismatched wheels can be a temporary solution, so long as the front two wheels match and the two rear wheels match. However, the best and safest option when you’re just replacing one or two wheels, […]

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Are Mismatched Wheels and Tires Safe on the Road?

Many situations could arise in which you will need to replace your wheels and tires. It can happen naturally over time as your tires build up wear or you could encounter an instant flat, scratch a wheel on a curb or bend it from a pothole. Whatever the case may be, you probably won’t want […]

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