What Should You Know About Your Wheels
What’s important when it comes to cars? Their wheels.
It’s an integral part to the vehicle that gets people from point A to point B. There’s no other way to it. However, as time goes on so will the lifespan of a tire. The average tire wears out after 3-4 years. It also depends on how much you drive it. When you go to your local dealership, they will be able to change your tires when it’s time, but if you want to take a knack at the mod-life, here are a few things you should know about tires before purchasing them.
- The Type of Vehicle You Drive. This goes without saying. Each vehicle has their own set of wheels. Find out what type of tires are listed for your vehicle. You don’t want to put a pick-up truck design for your Kia Forte, do you? Keep in mind your driving behavior as well, for it will help you maneuver around the area you usual drive in.
- Design. Straight from “Pimp My Ride” the inspiration on having lighten-up wheels or colored rims circle the car community. If you want something small to stand out or flashy, having customized rims can make that statement. Plus, there are a variety of ways to get the look you wanted. There is gloss, matte, metal and somewhere in between. When it comes to customizing your rims you have a variety of options.
- The Finished Look. A tire may look nice at purchase, but does it look nice with your overall vision? When purchasing tires, most websites offer an option to have a visual representation of a car similar to yours and the look of a tire. If you’re ordering in-person ask if they can give you a visual example of how it look on your car.
- Cost. You shouldn’t stop with what you want. Know how much you want to spend on the tires alone. Modifying your car can be pricey and wheels don’t come as cheap as you think. Therefore, look into different places before you start to invest. When it fits what you want and what you can afford, you hit the jackpot!