Here at University Tire & Auto Centers we want your car or truck to look its best. We also want you to feel good driving it down the streets in Charlottesville, Ruckersville and Orange, VA, so that is why having a nice set of wheels or rims is crucial. The selection we have here at University Tire & Auto Centers is second to none. Great looking rims are usually the first choice, but an owner's choice of rims really affects the car's performance too. Our team is made up of wheel and rim experts that are enthusiasts about making a car look and ride superbly! At our shop you will always get true custom advice on vehicle wheels and car rims from an expert who is on the cutting edge of wheel style, wheel configuration and tire performance. If you are in the market for a new set of performance tires, custom wheels or rims, then there is only one answer, University Tire & Auto Centers. Stop by any of our locations or contact us online.
The steps below will help guide you through the wheel buying process, ensuring sales, appearance and performance satisfaction.
Think about buying alloy wheels if you do a lot of driving in the mountains or in stop-and-go traffic. Some alloy wheels are designed to encourage cool air flow over the brakes to prevent overheating. The alloy itself can help dissipate heat, too.
Plus-Size Your Rims
If you want to improve performance and add a sportier look, think about plus-sizing your rims. With a larger inner diameter, you'll find steering is more responsive and your car holds the road better. Purchasing rims that are one or two sizes larger than what you have means you'll have to buy new tires as well.
Keep The Weight Down
Look for rims that aren't too heavy for your vehicle. Big, steel rims on a small car can decrease handling ability. Heavy wheels are unsprung weight--not supported by your car's suspension-- and therefore useless for smoothing out the ride or improving balance in driving maneuvers.
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