You are sitting on your porch. The weather is hot and you are enjoying a nice, cool beverage. You glance over at your car and begin considering an upgrade. “Hmmm… Maybe it’s time to get those larger rims I’ve always wanted.” Well, before you run out for that upgrade, here are three things to consider before buying larger rims.

1. Cost

Changing your rim size means also changing tire size. The larger the tire, the more expensive a new set will be. Paying for four new tires is definitely an added expense. Another potential added expense is less efficient fuel economy. This will be especially so if you choose steel rims. Steel rims add more weight to the car.

2. Handling

One advantage of lower profile tires is that they will give your vehicle a sporty feel. Handling and cornering will be improved. However, with that sporty feel comes less absorbsion causing a bumpier ride. Asses your driving style and your typical travel patterns to see if they are a good fit for your new look.

3. Size

It is best to refer to your manufacture’s recommendations on the max size of rim/wheel combo. You don’t want to void any warranty on your vehicle. If you need help, the professionals at Southside Auto will be glad to help in choosing the right size for your car’s profile. You want to make sure that there is enough room in the wheel arches to turn your tires full lock as well as accomodate for bumps in the road.

Larger rims do look great on a vehicle, getting rid of that doughnut tire look. Just remember these three things to consider before buying larger rims. If you like this look and it fits yourdriving style, contact the car care professionals at Southside Auto Repair. They will make you look great and keep you safely on the road.

Safe Travels!

Southside Auto Repair