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    Difference between Steel and alloy wheels?

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    • on 6 Jun 2020

    Alloy wheels are made of an alloy of light metals, namely aluminium, nickel, magnesium, or a combination of these metals. below are the pros and cons of Alloy WheelsPros:- Alloy wheels are usually lighter than their steel counterparts.- Cars with Alloy wheels delivers more agile performance and better acceleration. - Can be customized in different designs and sizes.- Less weight leads to less strain on suspension components.- Alloy wheels disperse heat away from brake components better than a steel wheel.Cons:- They are britil so breaks/cracks relatively easily than steel wheels.- Vulnerable to cosmetic damages such as saltwater corrosion and acid cleaners.Steel Wheel:Pros: - Inexpensive than alloy wheel.- Easier to repair than its alloy counterpart.- Steel Wheel performs well in snowy places than alloy wheel due to it being heavy. It bites the road well than alloy wheel in snowy areas driving conditions.- Greater force is required to break/bend it.- Cosmetic damages are not a big issue for steel wheels.Cons:- Steel wheel dampens agility and performance of a vehicle.- Gives low performance in summers (excessive drag resistance in heat).

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