Custom wheels in Surrey
Make your vehicle stand out with the right custom wheels
Enhance the look of your vehicle with a set of custom alloy wheels! Available in a vast assortment of styles and sizes, custom wheels are popular for cars, trucks and SUVs. In addition to improving vehicle appearance, custom wheels provide a stable foundation for tires, paired with high quality tires can impact ride, handling, and overall performance, improving a vehicle in a number of ways.
Steel vs Alloy
Types of custom wheels
One of the most important attributes of a wheel is the material it’s made of. The material will determine the price, the weight, and the durability of your new wheels.
- Cheapest and most durable
- Excellent in Winter conditions
- Ideal for heavy, hardworking vehicles
- Can put strain on suspension
- Weight makes acceleration more difficult
- Not the most aesthetically pleasing
- Excellent fuel economy
- Lightweight, optimal acceleration and handling
- Stylish and trendy designs
- Can crack more easily than steel
- More expensive
Wheel manufacturing processes
These are typically pressed from sheet metal then welded together. This is part of why steel wheels are so limited in design. The steel is then painted and hidden beneath wheel covers or hubcaps.
Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.
Selecting the right wheels
The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:
Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will
Where do you drive most often? Wheels should be selected based on their primary function.
Everyone’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our service staff is comprised of wheel and rim experts who remain on the cutting edge of wheel style, configuration, and performance.
For the best wheel buying experience around, contact us today.