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Why Are Alloy Wheels So Great?

Many modern cars are equipped with alloy wheels. At R & C Smart Repairs, we perform quality refurbishments and repairs on these well-loved components. So, why are they so great? Here we tell you just a few reasons why they’re a good choice for many cars.

An ‘alloy’ describes a mixture of two or more elements, and when it comes to wheels this is usually made with magnesium or aluminium. A combination of multiple metals, rather than just one, will generally provide better properties such as the ones we list below.

Lightweight

Possibly the main reason why alloy wheels are so popular is that the majority of them weigh much less than their standard counterparts. This can be by a few kilos, so it makes a difference! Having a lighter weight helps to improve the handling of the vehicle and provides a smoother driving experience. This is because they aren’t supported by the suspension and are more vulnerable to elements. The fact that they will reduce the overall vehicle mass also means that it helps to reduce the fuel consumption, which will add up in the long run.

Alloy wheels are also said to have better heat conductivity which can help dissipate heat from the brakes. This will help your brakes last longer because it will reduce the chances of them overheating.

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They Look Great

Alloy wheels enhance the look of any vehicle. They look much better than the standard equivalent. They provide a premium and sporty look for many types of car and can come in a wide range of styles and colours. For car enthusiasts, having a vehicle that looks good is important and alloys can help achieve this.

Resistant To Rusting

Another great advantage of alloys is that the material is resistant to rusting. This means that they can retain their shine for a long time and not fall victim to that red/brown hue that can occur on other materials.

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For Alloy Wheel Refurbishment, Choose R & C Smart Repairs

If you need your alloys fixed, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our friendly team offers efficient and affordable refurbishments for all makes and models. We have the latest technology and equipment to ensure that these components go back their original, shining condition. We also offer a colour changing service if you’d like to change the look of your vehicle!

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