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Tips to Choose the Right Rims for Your Car

by John Eastwoodon September 29, 2020

Are you thinking about buying new wheels or rims? If so, you are probably spending most of your time considering how the wheels and rims will look. You want to ensure the rims you choose turn heads and help get your car looking “fresh.” 

However, there is much more to selecting new custom wheels and rims than just how they look. If you want to ensure you get the right rims for your vehicle, keep reading. Some tips that will help you with this can be found here.

The Right Size Rims 

To find out what size rims fit your vehicle, you must know the range of tire and wheel sizes that work for it. Most vehicles can support many sizes, but if you know the diameter of your wheel and the rim width, you can choose rims that fit perfectly on your vehicle. 

The diameter of your wheel is the width of the wheel after it is measured across the center in inches, and the rim width is the total width of the wheel if you look at it from directly in front of it. Finding the wheel diameter and the rim width of your vehicle is possible by looking at the tire. Both measurements are stamped on the wheel and other information that could be valuable when selecting rims that are the right size. 

Finding Rims That Fit Your Vehicle 

You can find rims that are all types and sizes. Figuring out the size of the rims that fit your vehicle depends on what you are actually looking for. If you want to get new rims for aesthetic purposes, you will likely want to use the same size that is currently on your vehicle. 

Another reason you may want to change the rims on your vehicle is to improve your vehicle’s cornering and acceleration. If this is the case, you need to choose a wheel that has a slightly bigger diameter than your existing wheel. You should also be aware that bigger wheels may mean you are wearing out your tires even faster, and eventually, you will feel more bumps and divots in the road when you are driving. Smaller wheels may help provide a more comfortable and smoother ride, but you may see a reduction in your vehicle’s handling. 

Additional Factors to Consider When Buying New Rims for Your Vehicle

Size is just one of the things you must consider when you are buying new rims. Several other factors may contribute to which rims are right for your vehicle. Some of these things include bolt patterns, backspacing, wheel offset, or wheel plus sizing. 

When it comes to choosing new rims, there are many factors to consider. Being informed and knowing what to consider are the best ways to ensure the desired look and results are achieved. Work with a professional to help with this, too. You will find this will help ensure you get the rims you really want.