Wheel rims have a huge impact on the performance of your car. They also affect key factors like noise levels, comfort, and even fuel economy.
This all means that you want to get the very best rims possible… but where should you buy them and what should you check for in a used wheel rim?
Let’s begin by taking a look at the options available to you in terms of where to buy the rims. After that, we will dive deeper into what you should check.
Where to buy used rims
When it comes to Craigslist used rims are a mixed bag. While there are undoubtedly some great deals to be found, there is also a lot of potential for sellers to run scams and sell sub-par products to you. Craigslist can also be unsafe. If you are really thinking about shopping there, you should have your wits about you.
If you’re Googling “junkyard rims near me”, you might want to think twice again: junkyards can often offer you poor-quality rims that can affect the performance of your car and even represent a real risk. These junkyards often sell rims with the wheel attached and while this can seem like a positive, it does in fact hinder your ability to assess the quality of the rim.
Salvage yards are your best bet. When browsing here, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the items have been assessed for quality and only the best items are available for sale. Salvage professionals understand what makes a quality rim – but how can you confirm that’s the case?