Car rims add stylish appearance to your wheels. However, before you decide on buying car rims you should know several quite important things about this topic. First of all, there are three main types of car rims: alloy rims, steel rims and chrome rims.
Alloy rims refer to wheels made from combination of various aluminum and very little amounts of other metals. Thanks to such combination, wheels are really durable and resilient to weather conditions. They are not only strong, but also lightweight. They are also said to add great value to each model of vehicle. This is the reason of increasing popularity of such rims. More and more customers are deciding on this type because it is available in wide range of shapes and at really reasonable prices. Alloy rims look aesthetically and they are also sold with various finishes, for instance, there are chrome finishes on offer, or they can be polished, or painted as well. In addition, probably everyone will find the set of alloy car rims with no difficulties, as they are available in varied sizes: from 13 inches up to 18 inches. Such variety of sizes, shapes and finishes can provide you with absolutely original and personalized look of your vehicle. If you go for alloy rims, keep in mind that they should be cleaned regularly. On the market, there are a large number of products designated for such material. You can also clean them with water and with a little amount of liquid soap. However, under no circumstances can you use products with abrasive components, buffers, and any other tools or substances which may scratch the surface.
Steel rims are made from steel which is known as the really light material. Nevertheless, they are stronger than the aluminum rims and thereby they are more durable. Thanks to this, it is also really hard to scratch or damage them, but repairing them is very easy.Another advantage of steel rims is the price. Steel rims are cheaper than the alloy ones. However, the biggest disadvantage of this type o is that they are not resistant to corrosion. Moreover, steel rims are available in little variety. The main problem with cleaning steel car rims is corrosion. There are a large number of products for corrosion removing, but remember that the most important is prevention. Because of this reason, try to as much as it is possible keep your car in garage, at least at nights.
The third type is the chrome rim. Chrome rims are available in various sizes, weights, and shapes. In addition, spokes designs’ are absolutely varied, so everyone can find something the most suitable for their car. There are also three general looks of chrome rims: black, polished and matte. They are much more durable than steel and alloy rims, and resistant to corrosion. However, chrome rims need cleaning on a regular basis. At least every month, you should properly remove dust and grease from rims. In case of bad weather conditions, it is recommended to do it more often. Otherwise, the shiny surface can be damaged. Owners’ cars with chrome rims should use wheel cleaner, chrome polish and wheel wax. They are enough to maintain chrome rims shiny and in perfect condition.