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What is the advantage of Alloy wheels over conventional steel wheels?

Published On : 2016-09-02 09:50:32.0 Ashish Choudhary
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That's a nice topic to discuss. Let's talk about Alloy wheels only. Please find below the advantages of Alloy Wheels on different parameters.

Weight: Aluminum/nickel alloy is a much lighter metal than steel. Alloy rims make for better performance, improved acceleration, and quality of ride. As aluminum wheels are lighter, they handle road imperfections better. This means you can achieve better grip when driving around corners and feel fewer bumps along the way.

Fuel Economy: Lighter wheels lead to improved city fuel economy because it takes your car less effort to accelerate.

Customization: Aluminum alloy can be cast into many different designs which mean they offer you more options when it comes to how your wheels look. :)


Now, let's see the disadvantages as well.

Durability: Alloy wheels tend to be more pliable than their steel counterpart. Simply put, alloy tends to bend easier under road impacts, even cracking if bent too far. This means they run a greater possibility of receiving cosmetic damage from collisions, salt, scrapes, and cleaners.

Cost: Alloy Wheels are more expensive. While alloy wheels may look and perform better, they come at a higher price tag.

CarDekho Helpdesk on 2016-09-02 10:09:06.0
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