The Effect of Alloy Wheels on Your Cars Performance

The Effect of Alloy Wheels on Your Cars Performance

04 February 2021

Alloy wheels look stylish but they can have a significant effect on the performance, fuel economy and handling of your car, in this article we look at a few of the reasons.

Overall handling

While alloy wheels will make your car lighter which plays a pivotal role in the overall handling of your car. As a result of alloy wheels, less stress is applied to your suspension with a reduction in the rotating mass.

Another effect of alloy wheels on your car’s performance is with the fuel economy, which is why fitting the right set of alloy wheels and tyres could save you money over the distances you travel.

A common look on some cars is a wheel which protrudes the edge of the wheel arch, why this might look cool it can have a detrimental effect on the car’s performance.

Bigger wheels

The reason is that the rotating wheel has a gyroscope effect and resists a change of direction so handling can be slightly affected with different wheels. So, while big wheels might look great on your car, just be mindful of what it will do to the ride.

A bigger alloy doesn’t always mean more grip on the road, in fact, it might be quite the opposite. The complaint is that bigger wheels will affect the speed and handling, which can make for a bumpy and uncomfortable ride.

Choosing the right alloy wheels

If you have decided to purchase a set of alloy wheels then there are a few considerations you need to make, including offset, rim width and upsizing of the tyre?

Before you make any buying decision always seek the advice of a professional, as they will be able to advise you on the right alloy wheel size for your tyre and to ensure that it doesn’t affect the performance.

Contact the experts

At JD Wheels, our alloy wheel technicians can tackle any job no matter how difficult the repair. We take the time to assess the damage and you can expect nothing less than a professional service.

If you would like more information about our mobile alloy wheel refurbishment service, then you can get in touch with one of our team here. Alternatively, you can call us on 07903 914822 or email jd-wheels@hotmail.com

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