There are many reasons that you might choose to upgrade the rims on your vehicle. It’s not just about looks. For a lot of people, it’s about performance and the many other advantages that come with upgrading the rims on your vehicle. But for some people, there are disadvantages to changing out their Toyota Rims for new ones. It depends on what material you choose and also what you want from your vehicle. No matter what you decide, you can rest easy knowing that all of our rims are Toyota Genuine OEM Parts.
Let’s take a look at the many advantages and possible disadvantages there can be when you choose to upgrade your Toyota rims, especially when you’re choosing between alloy rims or steel rims.
Besides looking good, there are plenty of advantages for choosing new rims regardless if you choose alloy or steel. The rims from East Coast Toyota are all Toyota Genuine OEM Parts. One of the advantages is better vehicle performance. For example, alloy rims can give you better handling, steering and even better grip. It’s because of how the car grips the road and the way the rims improve the suspension. You can also improve your braking, fuel economy and tire life. You might have also heard alloy rims referred to as “mag rims” before. That’s because most alloy rims are made from an alloy of magnesium, aluminum or a blend of the two. Alloy rims also help your Toyota go faster too.
Steel rims are a little different in the advantages that they bring to the road. They’re incredibly durable, strong and perfect for winter weather. That’s because they’re a lot heavier than alloy rims and help keep your vehicle from sliding around. It has to do with something known as the unsprung weight that can help lower your Toyota’s center of gravity. Another advantage is that most steel rims are less expensive than alloy rims.
Alloy vs. Steel Rims
Depending on which Toyota Rims you choose, there can also be some disadvantages to choosing one material over the other. It all depends on what vehicle model you drive and how the new rims might affect its performance, whether they’re alloy rims or steel rims. One of the disadvantages to choosing alloy rims is that they tend to crack more easily than steel rims. That’s because steel rims are a lot heavier and tend to do better with overall durability. Another disadvantage is that alloy rims can scratch and ding easier than steel rims.
But there are also disadvantages to choosing steel rims as well. Since they’re made of steel and heavier than alloy rims, they can put some extra strain on different parts of your vehicle including your suspension. Another disadvantage is overall appearance. Steel rims are not the most attractive rim you can put on your vehicle. With steel rims, it’s all about function over form. Also, because they’re so heavy, steel rims can noticeably slow your vehicle down and increase the cost of miles per gallon.
Upgrade Your Rims
There are many advantages and disadvantages to upgrading to new rims on your Toyota. The pros and cons are worth weighing and understanding. That’s why East Coast Toyota has Toyota-trained technicians ready and available to answer all of your questions to help you find the best fit for you and your vehicle. Whether you choose to install new alloy rims or steel rims, you’ll feel confident and fully knowledgeable in the decision that you make.
Upgrading the rims on your Toyota Camry, Corolla, RAV4 and Highlander is easy at East Coast Toyota. You can rest assured knowing that all of our rims are Toyota Genuine OEM Parts and we offer contactless service. You can select and order your new Toyota Rims from our online wheel accessories store. Schedule your tire service today for installation and learn more about our Toyota service specials!