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Alloy Wheels

Alloy wheels are much sought after by safety conscious drivers and motor enthusiasts. Made from an alloy of aluminium or magnesium, these wheels are lighter than conventional wheel rims. This comparative lightness makes cars fitted with alloy wheels easier to drive, as steering is easier to control. In addition, aluminium and magnesium alloys are good heat conductors, which, when used in wheels, results in improved brake heat dissipation and lessens the chance of brake failure.

Assist247 lists a range of alloy wheel manufacturers and dealers from which you can buy standard or custom made alloy wheels. Our online directory also lists a number of alloy wheel-related services, so if you need repairs to your wheels or simply want more information on the best alloy wheels to suit your car we’ll be able to guide you to specialists in your area.

Types of alloy wheels

Alloy wheels can be divided into two main categories: cast and forged wheels.

Cast wheels are less expensive than forged wheels and, as a result, are the type most often seen on the open road. While forged wheels are more expensive than cast wheels, they are also lighter and stronger, which means that they are popular with luxury vehicle owners and motor enthusiasts.

Magnesium alloy wheels, abbreviated to ‘mag wheels’, are heavier than the aluminum variety and so are preferred for racing purposes. They are typically forged and tend to have lower corrosion resistance than aluminum alloy wheels.

Unfortunately all alloy wheels (magnesium and aluminium) are prone to galvanic corrosion, which can cause air leaks in tyres. They are also fairly difficult to repair, which makes finding a reputable alloy wheel repair centre so important. Assist247’s directory contains only carefully selected and approved service providers, so you can be sure that the alloy wheel specialists listed are among the best in the industry.

If you’re looking for the best alloy wheels for sale, a quality wheel repair centre or simply want more information on alloy wheels Assist247 has the service providers for you.

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