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3 things to know when picking out new wheels

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A new set of wheels can quickly transform the look and feel of your vehicle.

Whether you are seeking a different look for the wheel or want to change the appearance, you can upgrade to a larger diameter wheel and tire all at once.

Here are 3 things to know when picking out new wheels:

1. Hub size

When selecting new wheels, there’s more to consider than just the diameter and width. Your vehicle’s bolt pattern is also a key detail to ensure proper fit. Hub sizes vary greatly depending on make and model.

Fitment is also important. The offset is the distance from the dead center of the wheel to the mounting surface, and the backspring is the distance from the back of the wheel to the mounting surface.

2. Diameter size

Purchasing a wheelset that’s larger than stock, or plus sizing, is a popular option when selecting new wheels. Plus sizing your wheels and tires is the best way to improve both the performance and appearance of your vehicle.

Larger wheels also bring a higher price point. Tires can also greatly increase in cost when moving to a larger wheelset. Don’t be tempted by cheap rims. Ensure they are not cracked, bent or broken because the damage can extend beyond the wheel itself and impact your vehicle. Inspect the wheels for any damage.

Moore Tires carries several nasme brand wheel lines with many options. The experts at Moore Tires can help enhance your ride with custom wheels.

3. Type of wheel

The wheels you choose depend on your vehicle’s use and driving conditions, like off road driving, heavy-duty work or simply cruising around town.

Aluminum alloy wheels are lightweight and strong. These wheels improve performance handling and gas mileage. Custom steel wheels are heavier than aluminum and great for off-road driving to improve vehicle stability. In addition to the type of wheel, there are different finishes to consider like polished, painted, powder-coated or chrome.

Moore Tires : 2411 E Rock Falls Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071 : 815.625.1800 : www.mooretires.com