5 Most Important FAQs on Car Wheels & Tires

Important FAQs on Car Wheels & Tires

Without wheels and tires, your car would be less a mode of transportation and more a giant box of metal. They are an essential part of your car, so it follows that you should be somewhat knowledgeable about the ins and outs of wheels and tires, especially if you are looking to purchase a new set. Audiosport is the wheels, tires, and rims experts in Escondido, and customers are constantly asking us questions related to their wheels and tires. Below, you can find 5 of the most frequently asked questions about wheels and tires, and if you have any further questions or would like a quote, contact Audiosport today by calling (760) 743-2333.

1. What Wheels or Rims Will Fit My Vehicle?

The easiest answer is talking to a wheels or rims expert at Audiosport in Escondido. We can inspect your car and determine the best wheels and rims for you! However, if you are the “do it yourself” type, you can find the wheels and rims that fit your vehicle yourself. One way is to check the sticker plate on the inside of the driver side door, or you can check your car make and model online to find your wheel specifications. That will tell you the standard size for wheels and rims on your car. If you want to install larger rims, you will need the diameter and width, offset, and bolt pattern of your existing wheels. With these numbers, you should be able to find rims and wheels that will fit your car.

2. What are the Different Materials Used in Rims and Wheels?

The two most common types of materials used in rims and wheels are aluminum and steel. Steel wheels are usually made in two separate pieces, with the inner piece bolted to the car and the outer piece securing the tire. Aluminum wheels are very popular, as they are lightweight and come in a wider variety of designs that allow for cool customized wheels and rims.

3. How Do I Know if I Need New Tires?

The best way to tell if you need new tires is to look at the wear on the tread of your tires. The easiest way to check the tread on your tires is the penny test. Place a penny into the groove of your tire tread with Lincoln’s head pointing towards the ground. If Lincoln’s head is at all obscured by the tire tread, you are in good shape. However, if the head is totally exposed, it is time to get new tires. Regardless of the tread, if you have had your current tires for over 6 years you should replace them.

4. What Should I Look For When Buying New Wheels?

The most important thing to consider when you purchase new wheels is making sure you like the way they look. If you are buying a new set of wheels, you should splurge for a design that you absolutely love, settling for nothing less. After you find a design you like, choose the type of rims (aluminum vs. metal) and the manufacturing style. Finally, set a price range. With wheels and rims, you get what you pay for, however you can find high-quality and attractive wheels at every price point.

5. What are the Financing Options for New Wheels or Tires?

Audiosport Escondido offers a variety of different financing options to get new wheels, tires, or rims on your car or truck. We offer financing options such as Snap Leasing and Progressive Leasing that require no credit check, has low payments, and feature easy approval.

Purchase New Wheels or Tires at Audiosport Escondido

If you are interested in purchasing new wheels, tires, or rims, come to Audiosport Escondido. We are happy to answer any and all questions you may have, helping you find the perfect rims for you and your car. To learn more, contact Audiosport today by calling (760) 743-2333.