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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Posted by One-4-All

Alloy wheels are automobile (car, motorcycle and truck) wheels which are made from an alloy of aluminium or magnesium metals (or sometimes a mixture of both). Alloy wheels differ from steel wheels in a number of ways, for example typically lighter weight for the same strength, better conductors of heat, improved cosmetic appearance. For that reason every racing car use alloy wheels.

Lighter wheels can improve handling by reducing unsprung mass, allowing suspension to follow the terrain more closely and thus provide more grip, however it's not always true that alloy wheels are lighter than the equivalent size steel wheel. Reduction in overall vehicle mass can also help to reduce fuel consumption. Better heat conduction can help dissipate heat from the brakes, which improves braking performance in more demanding driving conditions and reduces the chance of brake failure due to overheating.

Not only for racing car, alloy wheels now become popular in modern car. Many people choose this wheel to make their car become more pretty. But of course, Alloy wheels are more expensive to produce than standard steel wheels, and thus are often not included as standard equipment, instead being marketed as optional add-ons or as part of a more expensive trim package. For someone maybe it isn't problem. They would to spend a lot of money to make their car get new style.

One thing that you should to know when you are using this wheels, How to take care alloy wheels? As anybody who's stepped into a vehicle or motor factors in the last 10 years will tell you, there's a huge variety of specialist wheel cleaners on the market, all designed to help make the job of cleaning your new rims that little bit easier, unfortunately the real key to a great finish is hard work.

Before you fit your wheels, give them several coats of good quality car polish back and front. This will help prevent the road salt, brake dust and dirt 'keying' to the surface on first use. Be sure to treat the surface of your alloys as well, if not better, than you would your paintwork. Remember, you've spent a small fortune of your alloys and they're going to be subject to the harshest conditions of just about any part of the car!

Frequent washing with mildly soapy warm water [having hosed all the loose abrasive grit off first] is the best way to keep wheels clean. Never use abrasive cleansers, electric buffers or wire wool pads on your wheels. Where possible let your wheels cool thoroughly before cleaning them and avoid car-wash wheel-cleaners at all times.

1 comments: on January 27, 2010 at 4:06 PM said...

nice post man

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