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Some Of The Ways To Protect Your Custom Alloy Wheels From Theft

Wheels play an important role not only in a car's performance but also in a car's safety as well. Alloy wheels are automobile wheels which are made up of magnesium or aluminum metals. They are also known as magnesium wheels and are owned by a large number of car owners who want to have lighter, prettier and beautiful wheels on their cars.These wheels are different from the steel wheels of the cars because they are lighter in weight and can improve the speed of car. The alloy styled wheels are good conductors of heat, which reduces the chance of brake failure. These days most of the car owners prefer to have alloy wheels for their cars to give them a stylish look.The alloy wheels are included as the standard equipment in the luxurious and sports cars. The automobile manufacturers have produced wheel locks and one of the wheel nuts requires a special key to remove them. This has greatly reduced the amount of theft.Many top wheel brands of the world have been manufacturing the alloy wheels. These brands include...


Wheel Alignment - The Key To Making Your Tires Last Longer

As you drive around negotiating the potholes and difficult road conditions and bad weather, slowly but steadily the alignment of your car wheel changes. You will first notice that your front wheels are pulling at one direction and then that it gets more and more difficult to maintain the straight path. This is a clear indication that you need to check the wheel alignment.If you are face rough driving conditions in a regular basis, then the wheel alignment will change faster while if you have normal driving conditions, the wheel alignment will still change, albeit slowly. Ideally you should check the wheel alignment once in every six months and every time that you change tires. Wheel alignment has three important steps. A basic understanding of these three will help you get a grip of the concept and understand how misaligned your wheels are.Caster: When a sideward viewing of the steering axis reveals a tilt of the steering axis at its uppermost point, it is referred to as caster. Caster influences the directio...


Why Do People Invest So Much In Custom Wheels For Their Automobile?

Besides the obvious enhancement of a car's appearance the reason for installing custom wheels on your ride should be performance and handling. Custom wheels were first developed over 50 years ago when race car drivers created wheels made of magnesium because they were so much lighter than the steel ones and thus enhanced their performance and cut their race times significantly. This is where the term "Mags" comes from which is what they were called when I was a teenager and we were putting them on our Firebirds and Camaros for street racing. Most Mags are not suitable for daily driving because they are more brittle and easily broken than regular wheels and because of the oxidation magnesium wheels need almost constant cleaning and polishing. This is why companies today use other materials to manufacture custom wheels for the automotive industry.The reduced weight factor is still one of the key elements in modern custom wheels because the weight reduction allows for better acceleration and braking as well as b...


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