After purchasing a car, many owners look for ways to make it their own. Adding modifications, custom paint jobs, tinted windows and undercarriage lights are all popular modifications for high-performance, street drivers. These vehicle alterations can quickly add up. As a less expensive alternative, many car owners opt for simpler modifications, such as adding lightweight wheels.
Often seen as a fashion accessory, lightweight wheels provide many advantages to your vehicle. However, like actual fashion, car wheels change with the season. Many creators of these aftermarket wheel designs value look over weight. Yet, opting for the lighter wheel will help improve your vehicle’s overall ride and performance.
Lightweight wheels, such as magnesium alloy wheels and lightweight aluminum alloy wheels, greatly reduce the overall weight of the vehicle and pressure on the tire. This allows for easier control of your vehicle. However, most magnesium wheels are too fragile for street use and are typically seen on Indy and Formula 1 race cars. Aluminum wheels, on the other hand, offer greater durability and often come in a variety of finishes.
Additionally, by reducing the overall weight will decrease the amount of energy your vehicle uses. The features of lightweight wheels will save you money and add comfort to your ride.
Have you put lightweight wheels on your vehicle? What changes or improvements have you seen?