Wheels in Richmond, MI

Wheels in Richmond, MI

At Van's Tire Center, we stock a wide selection of wheels for customers in Richmond, MI, Memphis, MI, Armada, MI, and surrounding areas. If you're around New Baltimore, MI, Chesterfield, MI, Harrison Charter Township, or the Charter Township of Clinton, make sure to stop by and check out our rims.

Before you start shopping for a new set of wheels, use our wheel buying guide below, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials in order to find the best wheel to suit your needs. If you have any questions during your research, simply contact us online.

Van's Tire Center’s Wheel Buying Guide

  • Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
  • Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
  • Chrome is an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.

Wheels & Rims: The Manufacturing Process

  • Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
  • Machined Wheels: The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
  • Forged Wheels: The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.

The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:

  • Size: Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
  • Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will improve maneuverability and braking performance.
  • Terrain: Where do you drive most often? Wheels should be selected based on their primary function.

Every customer’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our service staff is comprised of wheel and rim experts who remain on the cutting edge of wheel style, configuration, and performance.

For the best wheel buying experience around, contact us today.

(586) 430-1693
67919 Gleason St.
Richmond, MI 48062

Van's Tire Center in Richmond, MI

At Van's Tire Center, we've been making a name for ourselves since 2011 by providing professional tire services and selling affordable, brand name tires. Join drivers across Richmond, MI, Memphis, MI, Armada, MI, New Baltimore, MI, Chesterfield, MI, and surrounding areas like Harrison Charter Township and the Charter Township of Clinton in making the trip to our family owned and operated tire shop today. Here, you'll always receive fast, friendly, personalized service on top of great tire and wheel deals. Use our website to shop for tires online now, then stop in to see our inventory in person. We have passenger vehicle tires, commercial tires, race car tires, trailer tires, farm tires and so much more. Remember to keep up on tire maintenance; read about our services, then give us a visit today.

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Phone: (586) 430-1693
Fax: (586) 727-5237
Address: 67919 Gleason St.
Richmond, MI 48062
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