Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Alloy Wheels For Your Car

Alloy wheels

Buying a new set of alloy wheels online or in-store for your car is easier said than done. More often than not, people are stunned by the wide variety of wheels and brands they have to pick from, leaving them in a confused state. Not to mention that the alloy wheels prices are usually on the expensive side of the scale



Yes, size does matter! So choose alloy wheels that have the proper size and diameter as your existing wheels. Changing the size or diameter of the wheels does help with the on-road ground clearance, although this comes with the additional cost of purchasing a new set of tires to go with the wheels.



The offset of a wheel is the distance from the hub mounting surface to the centre line of the wheel. It’s measured in millimetres and results in positive, negative, or zero offsets. In simple words, it’s the amount by which the wheels of a car protrude outwards or inwards. Every car has a compatible offset range. So make sure to check if your new alloy wheels fall into the right compatibility range.


Pitch Circle Diameter or PCD is the diameter of the circle that passes through the centre of the bolt holes of a wheel. For example, 4×100 means that there are 4 evenly spaced bolts having a diameter of 100mm on the alloy wheel. If you don’t match the PCD exactly to what the car came with, you won’t be able to fit your alloy wheel on the car’s


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Rim Width:

Also known as wheel width, it is the distance from the outer lip to the inner lip of the alloy wheel, as shown in the image below. Rim width is measured in inches and is denoted by: 5J or 7.5J, where 5 and 7.5 represent inches and ‘J’ is the shape of the rim lip. Remember that changing the size of the rim width changes how the tire interacts with the road and is also known to cause problems with the suspension and steering rod.

Aesthetic Value:

If you didn’t like it in the shop, you wouldn’t like it on the road. It’s that simple! Choose a set of alloy wheels that is to your taste and liking. And readily complement your car’s looks. Alloy wheels come with a wide range of colours, finishes, spokes patterns, and intricate designs to choose from. So make sure to take your time selecting the best one for your car.

These are some important tips to keep in mind while selecting a brand new alloy wheel set. Do visit Hottracks.in to get yourself the best alloy wheels in India.


If you’re reading this post it’s probably because you’re planning to get your car fitted with some new alloys. Perhaps you need to replace some damaged wheels, or you’re getting an upgrade and want to make a statement with some shiny new rims. Whatever your reason for wanting to change your alloys, we hope that you’ve found this post useful and that it has helped you make an informed decision. Come Over to your local wheel store today by visiting Hot Tracks

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