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Is it Safe to Drive With a Cracked Rim?
The rim is a large metal circle on which the tire is placed. It creates the shape of the tire and allows it to be mounted to your vehicle. A cracked rim...
How Rims Work and Why They Matter
Buying new car rims can change how your car drives. Correct wheel fitment will help ensure that your car wheels will be compatible with your vehicle.
How to Buy Good Quality Rims
Keeping your vehicle wheeling along requires more than just tires – you also need rims; and not necessarily some super-slick shiny monster rims, either. The size of the wheels and the rims are...
How to Paint Car Wheels
While there are many ways to update the look of your vehicle, one method that is often overlooked is painting the wheels. It is far cheaper and simpler than...
How to Clean Your Car Tires
When your car’s wheels are clean, it does more than just enhance your car’s looks. It also protects your tires from weathering and cracking and removes corrosion and protects...
How to Make Aluminum Wheels Shine
Aluminum wheels are an amazing addition to your vehicle to spruce up its appearance. They give your car a sleek, customized look while being relatively low maintenance....
How to Remove Wheel Locks
When you have nice, new rims on your car, you won’t be the only one admiring them. Good-looking wheels draw the attention of car aficionados and thieves alike. Wheels are...
How to Make Chrome Wheels Shine
Chrome wheels are a way to change your car’s mundane appearance into a highly-attractive, sporty look. Some high-end or luxury cars have chrome wheels installed at the factory while many...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Rims
The car’s rims are what the inside edge of the tire is mounted on. The rim makes up the circular design of the wheel, so the tire can be safely placed on the automobile....

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Now is the brake dust on my rims just as hazardous as the amount in the brake assembly
The brakes on vehicles made in the last 20 years do not have asbestos in them anymore. The brake dust is still very fine dust and should not be inhaled in. The materials used in today's brakes do not have...
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Rim too hot
Hello. It sounds like the front wheel bearing or brakes are grinding. The vehicle shouldn't be driven until the front end is checked to find out the reason of the grinding. The wheel bearing is bad or the brakes are...
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The front right starts shaking really bad at 30 mph. This is a rebuild car.
Anytime there is a rebuilt car title on a vehicle you never know what kind of problem caused the vehicle to be totaled by the insurance company. The insurance company determined that the needed repairs to fix the vehicle back...
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Changing steel rims from keep hundyie
Good question and I'm glad you asked. I wouldn't do it. It seems too risky because of what your rims do while you drive. If your holes are larger than they are suppose to be, you could have your tires...
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When I try to take my lug nuts off my aftermarket rims, i end up scraping the rims,what size lug do i need so i wont do this again
There are many possible sizes of sockets depending on the rim design and types of lug nuts used. Most aftermarket rims will use the same size lug nuts as original but require a thin wall type socket. Take the vehicle...
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Pontiac Grand Prix shaking at 30 mph
If there is a broken piece on the rim it will cause the rim to be out of balance and shake when the car picks up speed. I would definitely get the rim fixed and re-balance and see if that...
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I have aftermarket rims on the front and back rims the front rims do not have a spacer in there seeds to my Hub how do I get them
Unfortunately, you may need to have the car towed to a tire repair shop to have them take them off (most likely using some kind of heat treatment) in order to not damage the new wheels.
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I have a crack in my rim
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge vehicle. This can be very dangerous if the rim decides to come apart. I do not recommend using the wheel and putting on the spare tire until you replace the rim. If...
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Looking at buying new rims, different centre bores and offsets.
Hi there. You can change the rims on the vehicle and the 5mm offset difference will not make much difference with the mounting and clearance with anything. Keep in mind, when changing a wheel from 40mm offset to 45mm offset...
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I bought two new tires and rims to put on my car and I want to know if I can make them fit.
Hi there. Anytime you purchase new tires and wheels that are not OEM options (which this 225/45zr17 is not), you risk creating multiple issues that will impact the vehicles performance such as ABS operation, speedometer, cruise control, and braking. The...
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How do I tell what size lug nuts I need for my rims?
The lug nut bolt pattern on your vehicle is 4 x 114.3. In practical terms, that means that an imaginary circle drawn through the four "bolt holes" will have a diameter of 114.3 millimeters. Of course, a bolt pattern designated...
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I have a cracked rim that needs to be replaced. What else might need to be looked at?
Hi there: Anytime the front wheels strike a curb, the tires and wheels absorb most of the impact. However, it's also possible for tie rods, lower control arms or CV joints to be damaged as well during this type of...
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Rims and tires.
The minimum recommended rim width for 33 x 12.5R16 is 8 inches. The rim diameter, of course, must be 16 inches. In terms of width, you can use rims that measure in the range of 8 to 9.5 inches with...
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on after market rims how can you determine which size lug nuts to get for it wont be undersized
For your vehicle, you will need lugs nuts designated "M12-1.50". That means the lug nut is intended to thread onto a 12 mm diameter wheel stud with a thread pitch of 1.5 mm. However, you need to select a style...
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Hit a ditch yesterday in my Dodge caliber 2010 sxt and now my back tire on driver's side wobbles around 45 mph
If you notice the rear tire wobbling you should have the rim and tire checked for damage and replace as needed. If the suspension sustained damaged you will need to have the complete suspension inspected and an alignment done after...
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Tire Sizing on a Toyota Celica
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The tires will fit on the stock rims, but you need to be more concerned with how the tires will fit under the wheel wells. Make some precise measurements based on your vehicle...
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Downsizing wheels
Hello, and thank you for writing in. While it may be possible with low profile tires and spacers, the clearance for the brake calipers and the lug nut alignment may be an issue. Stock rims for the vehicle are only...
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Replacing Rim
In order to have the correct rim to match that tire size you will need an 18 inch rim that is equal to the rims you already have. The bolt lug pattern and center hole needs to match what the...
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I was in a car accident with my 2014 Chevy cruze and I was hit on the rear driver side. My drivers rear tire's rim has a small dent.
Hi there. The light came on for the wheel is spinning on a different path than the reluctor ring can pick up on the wheel speed sensor. The wheel could be bent and causing the wheel hub to be bent...
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Is it possible to put 20" rims on a car that has 15" stock rim?
Yes you can put 20 inch rims on your vehicle but with limitations. This will depend on how wide the rims and tires will be and also if the tires will clear the struts and suspension parts when driving and...

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