Rims and tires
Top of the line wheels and tires can add thousands of dollars to the purchase price of a car. They can also beef up the resale value of a car, when sold by the owner, so they are good investments. Much of this increased value is aesthetic, though, as well-made, mid-priced wheels and tires can perform their necessary duties just as well.Wheels is just another word for rims, for those who do not know already, and the tires are mounted on the rims with special equipment widely available in most professional garages. When mounting, most garages will include balancing services in the labor costs. Balancing is achieved by placing small weights around the rim to achieve perfect balance around the axle and provide for a smoother ride.When matching rims with tires, you need to know the width of the rim and its diameter. Common rim diameters are 15 inches, 17 inches, and 20 inches. A tire's width is measured in millimeters while its diameter is given in inches like so, 180/R20. If there is a number between the '/' and the 'R,' that number is the percentage height of the sidewall compared to the width, 180/30R20, for example.You Cannot Drive without Wheels and TiresWheels and tires can be purchased second-hand either as-is or having been repaired. Parts purchased as-is can often be repaired if the wear and damage are not too great. The only problem with purchasing second-hand is that you do not usually get much of a warranty, if any.