Steel wheel vs. alloy wheel, which one is right for you?

11/13/2018

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It's not a law to have alloy wheels if you care more about the cost.

It isn’t easy when it comes to replacing car parts for better maintenance, especially, any changes related to the wheels come as quite hassles to the car owners. It’s not only the tire wall reading that matters but on the occasion of replacing faulty wheels such as deformed or unbalanced wheels, choosing the wheel type is a real nuisance as well. Some even have to give too much thought of the color of the tire.

The front end of a blue car

It's not a law to have alloy wheels if you care more about the cost

Hope this article will help you lessen the time scratching your head to come with the ideal wheel type for your car. So, what are the upsides and downside of the two most popular car wheels nowadays (Steel and alloy wheels)? Let’s find out.

Steel Wheels

It’s not fair if you ask steel wheels to look resplendent like the alloy fellows but those who go for this type of wheel praise the quality of its toughness. Also, the less fancy appearance helps its costs be an advantage compared to the alloy ones.

Also, the physics of the steel wheels allow it to bend rather than braking, hence no sweets in a collision into the wheels.

the alloy wheel of a BMW

Alloy wheels look more polished

Alloy wheels

As mentioned above, the alloy wheels are more handsome but the prices don’t back the idea of having one. Also, using alloy wheels means you stand higher risks of being stranded if big impacts hit right onto the wheels.

The best thing when picking the alloy wheels is its healthy effects on the car’s handling and fuel economy.

The steel wheel of a Volkswagen Beetle

Steel wheels are more likely to bend than to break

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