Steel, Alloy, and Chrome are some of the choices you have for wheels. They are all metals but given a closer look, you’ll see that alloy rims are lighter, steel wheels are heavier, and chrome mags shinier.

Steel wheels are the most basic ones you can get, they are also the cheapest in the market. Alloys provide a lighter package than steel but provide almost the same strength. Chrome wheels are resilient because they have the highest and strongest wheel coating. 

The choice is up to you, but here are some easy to remember Do’s and Don’t’s when choosing chrome wheels.

Do Choose Chrome Wheels:

If you are working on a reasonable budget

Chrome wheels are affordable – not as affordable as steel wheels but are cheaper than alloy tires. The price of the tire also varies depending on where you will buy it. Look for trustworthy tire suppliers like Wayside Customz

If you like to draw attention

Chrome-plated wheels attract attention because they have a mirror-like and brilliant shine even when viewed from afar. You’ll receive lots of double-takes driving your car around.

If you prefer to look stylish

Among all the choices, chrome wheels exude the most stylish vibe because of the wheels’ mirror finish. With chrome wheels, you have a classy way to upgrade your ride.

If you like off-road driving.

Chrome wheels are hardwearing because they are electroplated with layers of metal. They are robust and highly resistant to rust and other elements. They can also take on rugged terrain far better than alloy and steel tires.

Do Not Choose Chrome Wheels:

If you like driving at high speed

Chrome wheels undergo a plating process that requires applying several layers of metals (like nickel and copper) to the base metal that is then followed by chrome plating. These layers, as a result, add to more weight that affects your vehicle’s performance on the road.

If you don’t like cleaning and doesn’t have time for it

Chrome wheels can last long if maintained and cared for properly. On the one hand, they can start to flake off if you don’t take care of them regularly. It is important to get rid of all the dirt and other impurities that are on your wheels. 

Regular washing and polishing is a must o if you do not take cleaning seriously, no matter how stylish your chrome wheels are, they won’t last long.

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Wayside Customz is your source for new tires, custom wheels, lift kits, vehicle wraps, and more. Whether it’s a car truck or even a slingshot. We were recognized with the Best Businesses of Houston Award. We are also proud to be a Grade A BBB Accredited Business. Our line of competitively priced tires features industry-leading tire brands like MICHELIN®️, BFGoodrich®️, and Toyo, Nitto, and more.