Aluminum wheels are becoming an ever more popular feature on cars and trucks of every make and model. There are a number of good reasons behind this. Here are five reasons you should swap out those steel rims for aluminum.
- Corrosion Resistance
Aluminum wheels are far more resistant to rust and corrosion than ordinary wheels. This makes the cost of ownership much lower over time. It also allows you to worry less about a wheel related malfunction due to corrosion and deterioration. Being resistant to corrosion also makes them easier to clean and polish because the surface will not be riddled with flakes and pockmarks that rust can cause. This is great news for anyone living in a moist climate.
- Better Fuel Economy
Because aluminum wheels are significantly lighter than steel and other heavier wheel types, they impose a lesser burden of weight on a vehicle. This naturally results in better fuel economy.
- Better Curb Appeal
Being naturally shinier and easier to polish than steel wheels, aluminum wheels will improve the appearance of your car, truck, or SUV.
- Damage Resistance
Probably the most surprising benefit of aluminum wheels is that because they are actually an alloy metal, they are stronger than traditional steel wheels. This means that, in addition to being lighter, you can also carry heavier loads. This also makes aluminum wheels better able to stand up to those scratches and scrapes you get when you park too close to the curb.
- A Smoother Ride
Aluminum wheels deliver a better ride because they are lighter. That means when you hit a dip or a bump, aluminum wheels strike less forcefully resulting in a noticeably more luxurious quality ride. This is why so many luxury car brands are making the switch to aluminum.