How to Choose Used Wheels and Rims

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Aftermarket Parts | 0 comments

Wheels and rims are among the many things you may be able to purchase from a salvage yard. A properly chosen used wheels and rims provide your vehicle additional capabilities such as better steering and brake performance. These also improve the appearance of your vehicle, making it more pleasant to look at. However, if you are planning to purchase used wheels and rims, you have to be very lenient. There are several things you have to remember in order for you to ensure that you will be buying the right stuff.

Bolt patterns and lug holes should match your vehicle. Usually, manufacturers use the same patterns and holes on their vehicles, thus, if you are planning to purchase used wheels and rims, it is best to get it from a similar brand from the salvage yard. Additionally, you also need to check the size. Make sure that if you are trying to increase the size of your wheels and rims, you have to check if it is appropriate for your vehicle size. Too large wheels and rims can actually damage other parts due to friction, therefore, leading to unwanted replacement or mishap due to faulty parts. Lastly, you have to check the centerbore. Improper sizing will lead to vibrations.

These are among the important things you have to check when you are purchasing from a salvage yard to ensure that you are getting what you need. Here at New York Auto Salvage & Glass, we make sure that we provide the appropriate rims and wheels to our clients. Visit us at 148-36, Liberty Ave., Jamaica, New York from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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