What You Need To Know When Buying New Rims

By | September 15, 2017

By Bob Martin

Shopping for new wheels can either be a frustrating experience or it can be rewarding one. If you follow these suggestions, it will be fun, rewarding and you’ll save a lot of leg-work and money.

Are you looking to spice up your ride with a set of new rims? When you have a vehicle that you’re proud of, its only natural that you want it to look the best it can look.

And there’s no better way to jazz up your vehicle than by giving it new rims.

There’s a few things that you should know before you go out looking for new rims. And you’ll want to keep a couple of things in mind.

Where Do I Go Shopping For New Rims?

You have many options:

* you can go down to your local auto dealer

* you can look in on a specialty auto after market store

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* you can stop in at a tire/wheel retailer

You’ll be able to find some rims….you may even be lucky enough to have a fairly good selection to choose from.

But if you’re looking for a really great selection of unique rims to choose from, then you need to look online. Shopping online offers you a whole new world of choices.

When you shop online, you aren’t limited to just what the retailers in your area have to offer you. Now you can shop for rims in every store, in every town, in every state, in every country. As long as they have a website.

Why Is A Wide Selection Important?

It’s important to have a wide range of choices when you’re buying new wheels because you want your vehicle to look unique and you want rims that fit your particular vehicle.

Online you’ll see a huge selection of styles and brands in chrome and alloy.

However, if you’re one of those people looking for something really special, you’ll find colored wheels, rims with colored lug nuts, rims with lights in them and even wheels with ‘diamonds’ on them.

What Do I Need To Know When I Buy Online?

Look for a site that offers reviews. Many online merchants will provide customer feedback so that you can see how people feel about their decision to order from the site.

Shipping cost can be a concern for some people shopping online. However, some online stores offer free shipping direct to your door. We know of one that will ship to your installer if you prefer.

But be careful. Some online merchants require that you buy tires from them as well in order to get free shipping.

As with anything that you buy online, be sure to only shop on a website that is secure. You’ll have to give your credit card info, or us an online payment system such as PayPal, so make sure that the site provides a secure shopping cart before giving your personal information.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

Obviously, you’ll need to know what size you need. This information will be in your vehicle user manual. If you don’t have the manual just go to a tire store or car dealer and ask for their help. You’ll find them more than accommodating.

Why Should I Buy New Rims?

Some people buy new rims to jazz up the appearance and make their vehicle look sexy. Others buy after market wheels to improve the performance of their vehicle. When you get a mix of appearance and performance in your rims you can actually improve gas mileage as well as the handling of your vehicle.

Alloy wheels may actually reduce wear and tear on your brakes. Alloy rims reduce the heat that results during braking.

And lastly, unique and sexy wheels will definitely add value when it comes time to sell.

So, remember, buying new wheels can be fun and you can save a lot of money by shopping online.

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