There is considerable support to suggest that the better you dress the better you feel. It makes sense. You improve your wardrobe and people look at you differently and you can sense that. Well, the same principle applies when making changes to your car. If you are looking to upgrade your vehicle instead of accepting whatever it is the factory has given you, then you have a lot of decisions to make. You don’t want to start pulling things off of shelves and slapping them on your car. One of those decisions you could make is to buy a brand new set of wheels. For custom or after-market wheels, you have two choices – steel or aluminum.
When considering aluminum wheels you aren’t considering wheels made out of the same flimsy silver material you put over last night’s lasagna to keep it fresh. These wheels are made with an alloy and are strong if not stronger than steel. Steel wheels have a greater chance of bending if you hit something hard. These alloy wheels are strong enough to be acceptable for the rigorous standards of race car drivers.
One thing to think about with steel wheels is that they conduct heat at a greater rate than the other option. Too much heat can hurt your tires and wear on your brakes. Aluminum alloy wheels often come in an open spoke design that allows for more air to flow to your brakes.
There is also the simple fact that steel is a heavier material. Heavier materials can weigh down your car and cost you at the gas pump. A lighter material for your wheels can also translate into a better performance on the road. Issues with variety and choice fall on the side opposite of steel. Aluminum offers a greater selection in color and look. This way you can match it up with style and color of your car.So, when you’re riding in style and you notice more people turning their heads to check you out as you pass, you understand why. It’s your new aluminum wheels.