The Benefits of Alloy Wheels

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The team at SN Autohaus is able to offer wheel and tyre servicing on any type of vehicle, including those with alloy wheels. These often present a different range of challenges to the team, but our experienced and well-trained technicians are able to handle them.

Having worked on so many alloy wheels in the past, we’ve gotten to thinking about the range of advantages that they offer to drivers. With all of that in mind, here are just a few of the reasons why you may consider buying alloy wheels, which the team at SN Autohaus will be more than happy to fit for you.

The Look

There is no getting away from the fact that alloy wheels simply look more impressive than their equivalents, meaning that you can transform a fairly pedestrian car into something that really looks the part with a little bit of an investment. They can have a range of finished applied to them, including chrome and paint, and, best of all, alloy wheels come in a wide range of sizes, so you should be able to find some for your vehicle.

The Weight

If you take the looks out of the equation, you start to get into the real meat of why many people choose to buy alloy wheels, which is the performance enhancements that they provide to vehicles. The aluminium used in alloys is the key ingredient to their lightweight feel, which has resulted in alloys being used by race cars for a long time. By decreasing the unsprung weight of the vehicle, which is the weight that is not supported by the car’s suspension, alloys offer improved handling and precision steering. Furthermore, you will also note that acceleration is a lot quicker and that you enjoy a slight boost to the car’s mileage.


Another performance-based enhancement comes in the fact that alloy wheels are generally much more durable than their steel equivalent. The aluminium that is used as their base can be mixed with a range of other metals, offering increased flexibility and toughness that make them more likely to be able to withstand the rigours of high-performance driving. They also disperse heat better than their steel equivalents, which makes it far less likely that you will have to deal with cracking and bending, while also allowing you to enjoy more efficient braking. As such, the increased durability can save you money in the long run, while also improving the vehicle’s performance.

Increased Value

Another major benefit of having alloy wheels comes in the fact that they will increase the value of your car. In addition to the aesthetic benefits that we have already spoken about, the fact that they improve performance so dramatically, while also offering a range of other benefits over steel wheels, will instantly make your car more desirable to purchasers, should you make the decision to sell. This means that alloys can be seen as something of a long-term investment, decreasing the effects of depreciation that most vehicles go through in the process.