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Why Choose Alloy Wheels?

It goes without saying that the wheels are one of the most important parts of your car, responsible for transferring the engine’s power to the road and steering, as well as ensuring your ride isn’t too bumpy. Alloy wheels are well known for improving the performance and looks of any car, but what advantages do they actually have?

Here at Munster Tyres, our team have compiled a list of reasons why alloy wheels may benefit your car.

Aesthetics

Alloy wheels are a massive visual improvement on the way a car looks, with improved aesthetics often being the main reason many car-owners chose to get them. Alloys are often far more stylised and polished than standard steel wheels, giving cars a smarter, better look.

Strong

Alloys – made of aluminium or magnesium alloys – are stronger than standard steel wheels, allowing them to flex better around corners and improve handling with the reduced wobble. However, it is worth noting that whilst alloy wheels are stronger, they are also more susceptible to cracks when faced with high impact shocks such as potholes or particularly bumpy roads.

Better heat dissipation

A key feature to alloys is their improved ability to dissipate heat, which provides a reduced risk of brake failure and instead, allows for a better braking performance in your vehicle instead.

Less weight

Alloy wheels weigh considerably less that standard wheels, which helps to improve the car’s ride and handling. The reduced weight means there is less to turn when steering, and less weight for the suspension to handle when turning, which leads to a better performance overall.

Less fuel

It’s obvious, but the reduced weight of alloy wheels contribute towards a lower fuel economy for your car. Moreover, the lighter wheels reduce the energy needed to move and steer the car, saving you valuable fuel!

Less likely to rust

Aluminium is far better protected against rusting or corrosion than standard steel wheels, guaranteeing that your investment will stand the test of time and stay looking great for years.


Of course, with better performance and great looks, alloy wheels do come at a considerable cost, and car owners should research if you can afford such an investment first. Here at Munster Tyres, we have a great selection of alloy wheels to choose from, and our staff would be happy to advise on what would be best for you.

Visit us today or contact us here to discuss your needs, and we’ll be happy to help!

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