Advice 1: How to check the alloy used wheels

To check b/cast wheels must have a balancer for a disk that is on the tire. One of the most common defects of cast b/u drive is a violation of the geometry of the disc, acquiring the shape of an egg. At home and the means at hand to test cast disks for defects and geometry is not possible.
Stand for testing and straightening alloy wheels
You will need
  • Cast b/u drives.
To check b/cast wheels and drove them to the nearest tire. Ask the employees of the tire to remove rubber disc, if there's any on them.
Explain to the employees of the tire that you need to check the disk geometry. Employees of the tire will inspect your alloy rims on a normal balancing machine and talk about the defects present on the disks.
If the geometry of the disk or disks is broken, you will prompt where it is possible to correct this defect. This operation is performed on a special machine by hot or cold rolling. These machines are not on each tire, so better to find out the nearest shop where you can repair the disks, in case of detection of small defects in the metal or violation of the geometry, so as not to waste time on several trips to different locations. Correction of violations of the geometry of the disc is from 600 rubles per disk.
Remember that purchasing used alloy wheels from an unknown private individual will require their validation, possible monetary costs and your time.
Useful advice
Generally purchasing used alloy wheels has its pros and cons. The downside is that purchasing from a private entity b/a alloy wheels, you'll need to check them, and then possible monetary costs and time. Well if the seller sells officially proven/used drives and gives a guarantee on them. Advantages in buying cast b/u drive too. The fact that during casting the discs can acquire internal defects such as cracks and stresses in the crystal lattice of the metal. But if the disks have served at least one season and the defects are not proved, it indicates that the drives have no manufacturing defects and is thinking about purchasing.

Advice 2 : Should I buy alloy wheels?

Every car owner wants that his car looked not just beautiful and perfect, and stood out from the General flow of the city. This effect can be achieved in two ways.
Should I buy alloy wheels?

In the first case you will have to buy a new car, and the elite class, but not all of such acquisitions have the money. That is why the second option is more suitable, namely, the tuning, which can even old cars to transform and make it original. The tuning can be attributed to a multitude of details such as installing the body kit, repainting the body, but the most popular are the new wheels.

Most machines have a basic set of disks, which do not differ in their beauty. This is a common stamping with ugly design and shapes. Punching so hard you can spoil the look of the car that often even cover with plastic caps. Some drivers go a little further and completely change the discs, but there is already have to choose. For example, if you want to buy alloy wheels, you will have to pay a considerable amount.

The high cost is primarily due to the light material and a variety of forms. Alloy wheels not only look beautiful, but also reduce the load on the suspension system and tires. However, this type of drive is characterized by one negative feature. They actually can't withstand the mechanical loads. That is, bad roads, after a few trips can make cast wheels just a pile of metal.

When hit in the pit material can bend, and even crack and then it is clear that to restore the drives is almost impossible. This is why drivers often pass by the alloy wheels, as the products of such material is not intended for local roads, which are often dotted with pits and potholes.

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