There are a few things you should know if you’re interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle.
Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Reno drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, then, after going through the work of mounting them, have found that the wheels don’t fit right and the tires rub against the vehicle when they turn or go over a bump.
To ensure a proper fit, you can consult with your Wayne’s Automotive Center tire professional. He/she can also help you tailor your tire selection to your driving habits as well as your vehicle. You may find their auto advice invaluable, and you’ll probably be happier with your new wheels once you purchase them.
But if you just must have that set of wheels, your vehicle can be modified to fit the new tires for a price. Again, you should seek a knowledgeable professional’s help ahead of time. If you want a bigger set of wheels on your pickup truck, for example, you can get a suspension lift so they will fit the truck. A professional Reno custom wheel shop, like Wayne’s Automotive Center, can help you get the work done right.
Your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes and stability control system is engineered to work with tires of a particular height. This is another reason you should be careful when purchasing custom wheels in Reno. The new wheel and tire combo needs to match the height of the tires that came with your vehicle.
Your car’s computer gauges your speed by the revolution of your tires and sends commands to the brakes and traction control based on that speed. If you change the size of tires on your vehicle, your computer is calculating the wrong speed. Consequently, it sends incorrect commands to the brakes and traction control. This can have serious consequences as it may result in damage to your vehicle or, worse, an accident.
Your engine’s computer needs to be reprogrammed at Wayne’s Automotive Center to accommodate the new tire size if you change the size of your wheels. New wheels shouldn’t just fit your vehicle, they should also fit your lifestyle. There are hundreds of styles and sizes to choose from. You should do a little research about which wheels and tires will best fit your personality, give you the performance you want and meet your handling needs. We’re not saying you shouldn’t personalize your ride, we just want you to be happy with the result. Talk to us at Wayne’s Automotive Center in Sparks.
Good vehicle care isn’t just about preventive maintenance, after all. It’s also about making good choices.