Wheels and rims are made of the same material, so users do not have to choose them separately. While choosing the material for both the wheel and the rim, users should keep in mind the expected load capacity of the car and the driving conditions. The following are some of the materials that users can choose from.
• Alloy wheels:
Alloy wheels are made from a material that is a mix of magnesium and aluminum. They are lightweight, offer superior performance, and have higher heat conduction capacity. They also enhance the overall appearance of the car. Due to these reasons, alloy wheels are the most popular material for car wheels and rims.
• Mag wheels:
Mag wheels are made of magnesium and they are heavy. These wheels are also inflammable, so they are not recommended for motorsports in the US. The only advantage with these wheels is that they have high corrosion resistance.
• Aluminum Wheels:
Aluminum wheels are another popular choice among users because they are lightweight and come with a higher degree of versatility. Additionally, these wheels provide excellent uniformity for tires. They come in many sizes to suit the specifications of different cars.
• Chrome Wheels:
Chrome wheels are the perfect choice for users who plan to drive through rain or snow for a good part of the year. Chrome material is anti-corrosive and does not rust, so they are the right kind for users who live in wet regions. In addition, chrome rims are appealing to the user and they enhance the overall appearance of the car. For these reasons, chrome wheels and rims are more expensive than other materials.
• Teflon Wheels:
Some wheels and rims come with a Teflon coating to give an additional layer of protection for cars. It is primarily used for off-road vehicles and for users who have to drive through harsh road conditions.