Steel wheels Vs Alloy wheels
September 8, 2018 | by Bob Holt
For your automobile aesthetics, the wheels of your car are your fashion statement and this is the reason for the much emphasis on the wheels that latest cars carry. While the appearance of your car wheels should not be undermined, it is truly important to pay attention to its quality as well. When your car wheels are in good shape your car is equally safe. If you are probably an average driver, you do not care much about the kind of wheels your car may possess, because you feel it’s got nothing much to do with why your friend’s car of same brand speeds better and has an overall better handling experience right? Wrong. The wheels of your car have everything to do with it. This is where we get to the nitty-gritty of things, the big question is: are your car wheels made from steel or alloy? Don’t think that would be you caring too much, if you could splurge that large sum of money in purchasing your car, you may have already gotten yourself into a lot, why not just get it to perfection.
You are in the world of automotive technology where every single gram counts. Are you carrying surplus, unneeded weight on your car wheels that’s deterringyour car from giving you an optimum performance? Then your car wheels may be made of hard steel, it may be worthwhile to save the extra kgs. You need to ditch them for a set of alloy wheels due to the following pragmatic differences:
Alloy wheels are popular in motorsport and for a reason too, they are more suitable for the severities in motor sport and they give a much better performance than the steel wheels because of their lighter weight. The mechanics of its greater performance is proven from the fact that when wheels are lighter, they contribute to a lower unspring mass of the car which makes driving a much smoother experience than with those heavy steel wheels.
Good things come at a little extra cost, so putting aside the benefits of alloy wheels, if you were just an average car driver, you may overlook these advantages if you couldn’t afford alloy wheels, after all you know your car (which isn’t particularly for motorsport) would still do just fine with your steel wheels.