Whether you’re looking to switch up the look of your car or just replacing a compromised rim, it is imperative that you first know and understand the size of your wheel. Because no matter how it looks on your car, if it doesn’t have a proper fit, you’re in for some trouble. At Sam the Hubcap Man, we specialize in offering custom car rims for sale, tires, premium wheel skins, and more to our Florida customers. What’s more, we stand apart by providing excellent customer service and an unmatched level of professional knowledge. We want to help you find the car rims you’ve been looking for! Read on to learn the basics of how we size rims.
Looking For Car Rims for Sale?
Before you dive into the deep end and possibly end up with the wrong rims for your car, let’s talk about wheel sizing. There are a lot of factors to consider before purchasing rims. Obviously, the first things that come to mind are the detailing, style, and finish. But what’s most important is to determine compatibility. To do so, we must determine the wheel’s diameter, width, offset, and bolt pattern.
Wheel Sizing Components
Let’s dive into what each of these means and how they’re measured.
- Wheel Diameter- The distance from bead seat to bead seat across the face of the wheel is how the diameter of the wheel is measured. The diameter of the wheel must match the diameter of your tires. For example, if you have 20” tires, then you can only mount it on a 20” wheel. This measurement is typically found on the backside of the wheel.
- Wheel Width- The distance from bead seat to bead seat, across the wheel’s barrel is how the wheel’s width is measured. The wheel width affects how your vehicle handles because it has a direct effect on your tire’s contact path.
- Wheel Offset- The wheel offset is measured as the distance from the mounting surface of the wheel and its centerline. Having an offset that does not fit your car can cause major problems with your brakes, suspension, and fender.
- Wheel Bolt Pattern- Unlike the other components, the bolt pattern is made up of two different measurements; the number of lug holes and the distance between each across the face of the wheel. The wheel’s bolt pattern must match up exactly to the bolt pattern of the vehicle, or it will not fit.
Seek A Professional
If you are ready to commit to a new set of rims, then your best bet is to contact a professional. Riding off with wheels that you’re not sure are right for you is never the right idea. A professional wheel dealer will not only ensure your peace of mind but also save you time and energy. Not sure you’re ready to commit? Our professionals can help you explore wheel skins instead.
Don’t waste another second searching online for car rims for sale! Sam the Hubcap Man has already got you covered with car rims, wheel skins, and more. Our custom rim quality is unmatched, and our level of service is unbeatable. Contact our Florida office today!