For most people, when they are thinking about customizing their vehicles, the first thing that they consider changing is their wheels. Getting a new set of wheels can enhance your car's style by giving it a new, stunning look. However, getting a new set of wheels can not only make your car have a more upgraded look, but it can also improve your overall driving performance.
If you are looking for a way to enhance your vehicle, getting a new set of wheels is a good place to start. To ensure that you are getting the right ones to fit your vehicle and your needs, there are a few things you should consider first.
What Are You Wanting to Get out of a New Set of Wheels?
As we previously stated, there are several different added features that a set of new wheels can give you. Do you want a more comfortable ride? Or, are you just looking for a way to enhance the look of your vehicle? These are all very important questions that you should be asking yourself while you are looking for a new set of wheels. Some wheels may offer one or two of your requirements, while others may meet all of your needs. There might be a set of wheels that look really nice, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are the right wheels for your vehicle. Having clear goals in mind about what you want from your new wheels will help to ensure that you are getting the right tires to fit your needs.
What Size Do You Want?
This may seem like an easy question, but there are actually many factors and variables to consider before you begin to pick out a wheel size. Most vehicles have a few different sizes that will fit your car, so you have some options when it comes to size.
This may seem like an obvious statement, but tires are made of rubber. Rubber stretches when it is fitted over large objects. If you are looking to get a bigger wheel, the sidewall of the tire will stretch and become more narrow. This is a good thing if you are looking for your vehicle to have better handling, as narrow-walled tires seem to do better on sharp curves and turns. However, the wall of a tire also acts as a cushion between the vehicle and the road. If you have larger wheels, it can sometimes make the ride a little rougher as you go over bumps and potholes.
Additionally, if you choose to get smaller wheels, you will likely have a smoother ride, however, the handling will likely not be as precise as it would be with larger wheels.
Both of these wheel options can enhance your car's driving abilities. You will need to decide, however, if it is your vehicle's comfort or performance you wish to improve.
What is Your Hub Size?
Before you get too attached to the perfectly styled wheel that meets your performance requirements, you need to make sure that it is able to fit onto your hub. Hubs and wheels both come in a wide array of bolt patterns. Before you purchase your new wheels, you need to first make sure that the bolt patterns are able to match up. Even if your hub has the same amount of lugs that are required for the wheel that you chose, it still a good idea to check with your dealer to ensure that the lugs will fit onto the wheel.
At Carolina Custom Wheels, our number one goal is to deliver superior service to our customers. We have a full team of knowledgeable staff members that will take the time to listen and understand exactly how and why you are wanting to customize your car. This helps us to answer any questions you may have before installing your new equipment to ensure that you have the best possible experience every time.