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Alloy wheels! What are alloy wheels?

Thursday, November 15, 2018 1:33:53 AM Asia/Calcutta

In scientific terms, alloy is a mixture of two or more metals. Similarly, alloy wheels are generally a
mixture of metals like aluminium, magnesium and sometimes even nickel. Even though steel itself is
an alloy of iron and carbon, in the automotive industry, alloy wheel are wheel rims known to be
made of nonferrous metal (nonferrous metals are metals that do not contain iron and are rust-free).
The earliest alloy wheels were made of magnesium, which often suffered deformities due to the
ductility of the metal. In recent years, aluminium has replaced magnesium as low cost and high
performance alloy wheels.

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Thinking About Tyre Upsizing?

Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:35:00 AM Asia/Calcutta

Though performance plays an important role in deciding a vehicle, auto enthusiasts do give a lot of importance to aesthetics. They are eager to provide their vehicles with a muscular look, which often leads to modifications and customization. One common customization technique is Tyre Upsizing. A vehicle’s tyres have a direct impact on its performance, design and handling. Tyre upsizing gives vehicles a charismatic stance. However, it comes with its set of disadvantages if not done with care. Before looking in detail at the factors to consider while upsizing, let us look at both the pros and cons of this technique.

 

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Posted in Car Tyres Vehicle Care Car Alloy Wheels By Radhika Pillai

Comparing Tyre Brands

Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:35:00 AM Asia/Calcutta

It is an undisputed fact that tyres are integral parts of the engine and keeps your vehicle grounded to the road with balance despite the weather or the terrain. Selecting the right tyres for your car becomes crucial to your car’s performance and durability. It reduces the risk of accidents, enhances acceleration and braking, gives more control on handling your car and provides you with comfort and peace of mind. Your tyres also need periodic replacement for an average of every 50,000 kilometres that you drive. There are different brands of tyres in India catering to hatchbacks, SUVs, sedans, commercial and heavy vehicles. Smaller cars need frequent replacement of tyres as they wear off sooner.

 

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Posted in Car Tyres Vehicle Care Car Alloy Wheels By Radhika Pillai

What is the recommended way to clean Alloy Wheels?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 5:46:44 PM Asia/Calcutta

Frequent washing with mildly soapy warm water is the best way to keep wheels clean. Never use abrasive cleansers, electric buffers or wire wool pads on your wheels. Where possible let your wheels cool thoroughly before cleaning them and avoid car-wash wheel-cleaners at all times.

 

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What do you recommend for protecting alloy wheels?

Monday, April 30, 2018 5:41:02 PM Asia/Calcutta

Most original equipment aluminum wheels are clear coated for corrosion resistance. You can generally use any type of wax or sealer specially formulated for alloy wheels, or any product that is designed for a base coat, clear coat finish.

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What does PCD mean?

Monday, April 23, 2018 5:38:06 PM Asia/Calcutta

PCD stands for “Pitch Circle Diameter” and is the diameter of a circle drawn through the centre of your wheel's bolt holes. PCD is measured in millimeters and also indicates the number of studs or bolts the wheel will have.

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What are the benefits of fitting Alloy Wheels to my car?

Monday, April 16, 2018 11:04:31 AM Asia/Calcutta

In general, alloy wheels are lighter, more attractive, and better at dissipating brake heat that their steel counterparts. Fitting alloy wheels gives you improved steering feel and greater braking response.

 

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What are the benefits of fitting Alloy Wheels to my car?

Monday, April 9, 2018 5:32:27 PM Asia/Calcutta

Until recently, the wheels fitted by most manufacturers to their everyday cars have been "steel wheels" Steel wheels are more resilient to damage, and are considerably cheaper to fit. Unfortunately they are heavier, less attractive and smaller in both diameter and width than alloy wheels.

The term alloy wheels  is usually given to wheels 'cast' from a mixture of aluminum which is lightweight and great at dissipating heat and small amounts of more rigid metals whose presence in the 'mix' provides rigidity and helps prevent crack propagation

 

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What is an Alloy Wheel?

Monday, April 2, 2018 5:30:06 PM Asia/Calcutta

Until recently, the wheels fitted by most manufacturers to their everyday cars have been "steel wheels" Steel wheels are more resilient to damage, and are considerably cheaper to fit. Unfortunately they are heavier, less attractive and smaller in both diameter and width than alloy wheels.

The term alloy wheels  is usually given to wheels 'cast' from a mixture of aluminum which is lightweight and great at dissipating heat and small amounts of more rigid metals whose presence in the 'mix' provides rigidity and helps prevent crack propagation

 

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