What is an Alloy Wheel?
Until recently, most wheels fitted to everyday cars were 'steel wheels'. Steel is more resilient to damage, and are considerably cheaper. However, unfortunately they are almost always heavier, less attractive and smaller in diameter and width than alloy wheels.
Alloy wheels are made from a mixture of aluminum, which is light weight and great at dissipating heat and small amounts of more rigid metal, which helps provide rigidity and prevents cracks propagating.
What are the benefits of Alloy Wheels?
Alloy wheels are lighter, more attractive, better at dissipating brake heat than their steel counterparts. They are available in standardised sizes, which means competition to give you a low price.
Fitting alloy wheels reducing the cars unsprung weight, giving you improved steering, feel and greater braking response.