Alloy wheels are more expensive than steel wheels because there benefits far outweigh the latter. While you can make do with steel wheels on everyday roads, some drivers still choose alloy or mag wheels, in spite of the high price tag.
Alloy wheels are wheels that are made from a combination of aluminum and other metals, which is why they are also called mag wheels in many countries. Aluminum when combined with other metals forms a really lightweight and super durable substance, which makes it a great source material for wheels and rims.
More About Alloy Wheels
Not only are steel wheels heavy and clunky looking, but they are also tough to damage and inexpensive. However, alloy wheels are a “step up” from their steel competitors. Aluminum as we all know is a light weight metal, but when it is combined with other metal components, the final result is an Alloy that is perfect, both for appeal and performance.
In the racing industry, alloy wheels are always preferred over steel wheels. In fact, most high end vehicle models are equipped with alloy wheels from the point of manufacture.
There are many benefits of Alloy wheels, some of them are listed below.
Benefits Of Alloy Wheels
Not only have Alloy wheels made a place in the racing industry, but more and more people are starting to use them in everyday vehicles. In most cases, people replace their steel wheels with alloy wheels to enhance the look of their ride. Though we cannot say for sure, some experts even claim that Alloy wheels also increase gas mileage, performance and handling of a vehicle.
Advantage # 1
Aesthetics–Mag Wheels are significantly better looking than their steel competitors. Most people just replace their standard wheels with alloy for their aesthetic appeal alone.
Advantage # 2
Lightweight–Alloy wheels are lightweight because – you guessed it – they are made out of Aluminum. Because of their light weight, Alloy wheels are able to significantly decrease the unsprung weight, which makes the vehicle less susceptible to shock transmissions.
Advantage # 3
Increased Break Clearance–‘Some’ alloy wheels allow for more brake clearance, which enhances the brake performance significantly. Since there is more brake clearance, you have to put less effort in pushing the brake pedal, thus the drivers has more control over the deceleration of their rides.
Advantage # 4
Durability –Since alloy wheels are combination of aluminum and other metals, they are more durable and strong. The unprecedented toughness of mag wheels lead to better precision steering and greater control. Alloy wheels are also able to disperse heat faster, which prevents them from easily bending or cracking.
Advantage # 5
Fitting alloy wheels in your cars will significantly improve the standard of your cars. They will make your vehicle easier to sell and increase the value of your car.
Some drivers even go an extra mile and coat the mag wheels with high-quality car polish before having them fitted into the vehicles.