If your vehicle’s wheels are cracked, bent, dented, or otherwise structurally weakened, they may need to be replaced to ensure your vehicle’s safety. Of course, you may also wish to buy new wheels to give your vehicle a cool new look. Just picture it: Your stylish car or truck in the parking lot, its wheels sparkling, the envy of all the passersby. Rim designs have come a long way in the past couple of decades, and there are now a variety of options available to suit your taste, budget, and vehicle.
Are you looking for new wheels? The talented auto technicians at Queen City Motors Service Center can help you choose the ideal wheels for your vehicle. We sell wheels from Wheel Pros, a leading distributor of branded aftermarket wheels.
When You Need to Replace Your Wheels
After you run over a steep curb, drive over massive potholes, or get into some other mishap while driving, inspect your vehicle’s wheels for damage. Many issues are cosmetic and won’t harm your vehicle’s safety, but others threaten the function of your vehicle and must either be repaired or replaced. A wheel with structural damage is like a ticking time bomb – it will eventually break apart, putting everyone nearby at risk. You will likely need to replace your wheels at the following times:
When Cracks or Broken Edges Appear
Over time, cracks may appear around the stud holes of your vehicle’s wheels or at the joints found between the center of the wheel and the rim. This sometimes occurs due to corrosion, which leads to structural damage that threatens the safety and function of your wheel. Cracks may also appear if the wheel nuts have become loose or were configured too tightly. Finally, some cracks and broken edges are produced by hard contact to the rim, such as hitting a high curb or a large pothole. If your wheel is cracked, you will likely need to replace it.
When the Wheel Is Bent or Dented Beyond Repair
Dented wheels may fail to maintain a seal with the tire beads, which can cause slow leaking or a blowout. Plus, a dented wheel is very difficult (and sometimes downright impossible) to balance to ensure it doesn’t vibrate at high speeds. If your vehicle has a bent or dented wheel that cannot be repaired, it must be replaced as soon as possible.
When the Tire Continually Deflates
Wheels help keep tires inflated. If a wheel is damaged, the tire may continually deflate. For example, if the wheel rim (where the tire and wheel meet) has a damaged seal due to corrosion or oxidation, air can escape through the leak. Or if the rim is dented (maybe you recently hit a pothole, a curb, or a rock), the issue may cause flat tires. To eliminate the problem, you may need to replace the wheel.
Find New Wheels at Queen City Motors
Your wheels take a lot of abuse, so it’s important that you keep an eye on them and replace them when necessary. Always err on the side of safety, and replace your wheels before they give out on you. Whether you need to replace damaged wheels or you simply want to upgrade to new stylish wheels, Queen City Motors is here to help.
We have a new Hunter tire machine that can accommodate wheels of up to 26 inches, allowing us to easily and safely work with a variety of wheels. Our auto technicians can help you find high-quality wheels that are the right size for your vehicle and fit your budget, aesthetic preferences, and lifestyle.
We’re proud to sell wheels from Wheel Pros, a leading distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, and our experts would be happy to help you whittle down your options and find the ideal wheels for your vehicle.