Showing articles & questions for topic
Rims

Related articles

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
Tire rims hold the rubber tire in place so that the vehicle can function. With so many sizes and styles available, you may wonder what the difference is, how rims work, and if the differences...
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....

Related questions

Question
Vehicle shakes
You should have all the tires checked for a bent rim. You can check this by having someone follow you while driving on the road. The other person can let you know if a problem is visually noticeable. Another alternative...
Question
Tires and rims keep getting damaged
Hello. There could be a problem with the suspension on your car. The control arm, ball joint, and inner or outer tie rod could be damaged. This will cause excessive wear on the tires. There could also be damage...
Question
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...
Question
Spay painted wheels and it didnt dry and has wrinkles.
If you cannot use the paint stripper to get off the paint, try letting it dry then sand it smooth and then put on another coat of paint. First let the rims set in the sun to dry and harden...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
Rim swap Ford Expedition and Dodge Ram
No. Ford and Dodge use to have the same pattern on older Ford and Dodge vehicles before about 1995. After this date they bolt pattern is different.
Question
Between 35-40 mph a harmonic vibration in car cabin
Since it sounds like you have ruled out tires and tire balance, it's time to start looking at other things. The problem could be the driveshaft or possibly a faulty wheel bearing. However, the fact that it goes away after...
Question
Car noise, dashboard warnings on
One guess is that the problem could be a faulty wheel bearing(s). Bad wheel bearings often result in a rotational growling noise. The wheel bearing is integral to the hub assembly on your vehicle, which also houses the reluctor ring...
Question
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...
Question
i 20 elite sportz diesel i want to replace my car wheels with alloy wheels.Present wheel dimensions 185/70R14.
As long as you get the same size rim, you should be fine. Check on the factory rim to see if a size is stamped somewhere. It is usually on the inside of the rim so you may need to...
Question
I have hit a curve and flat my tire but I had to ride the rim home. I got a new tire but my car pulls to the right and left now
Hey there. Unfortunately, when you hit the curb you may have damaged the steering gear or the tie rod ends. You should have the suspension and steering checked to pinpoint the problem. If your car cannot be driven, then have...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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.
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question