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Tips, Tricks & Trends

3 Ways Aftermarket Wheels are Ruining Your Car

Having aftermarket wheels has become increasingly popular in the automotive world, even for standard drivers who wouldn’t call themselves car enthusiasts. In a world where hubcaps are quickly dying out — thankfully — having different styles and sizes of the wheel is becoming one of the most obvious factors that separate trim levels of the …

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Are Aluminum Alloy Wheels Worth It?

Steel wheels may be more affordable than aluminum alloy wheels, but as it turns out, the pricier option may actually save you money in the long run. Aluminum wheels are an immensely popular add-on when people purchase new cars, and for good reason: They have a huge number of benefits, according to Les Schwab. Here’s …

2021 MINI Countryman powered by X-Raid
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You Should Keep Your Car’s Factory Wheels

The wheels on your car can make a big difference in appearance, and it makes sense why people want to switch them around. Whether you want to add a custom touch or just make your car look a little bit sportier, swapping your car’s factory wheels for something aftermarket always seems like a good option. …

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Are Aftermarket Steering Wheels Legal?

The steering wheel is one of the most important parts of the car; it steers the car and in case you get into an accident, the airbag attached to it could save your life. But what if you want to change your car’s steering wheel for an aftermarket one? Are those even legal? What’s the …

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8 Genius Ways To Save Money On Driving

The addition of a vehicle to your household means more money out of pocket. Hopefully, you did some shopping and found a good deal on a vehicle. Maybe you even budgeted for oil changes, wiper blade replacements, and other necessary maintenance that a vehicle will need during its lifetime. Assuming you’ve got that covered, there are ways to save …

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Trucks & SUVs

This Truck with Square Wheels Proved ‘Mythbusters’ Wrong

Everyone knows that square tires don’t work, right? Well, not exactly. Even though cavemen supposedly figured this out many moons ago, MythBusters still decided to put this theory to the test and proved that square wheels are inferior to round wheels. Not everyone agreed with this, however, and the guys at Whistlin Diesel decided to …

2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Mac Truck
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The Pros and Cons of Bigger Truck Wheels

One of the most important things to improve before taking your truck off-roading is ground clearance. This keeps your truck’s underbody—and all its mechanical components—from hitting big rocks and other obstacles. In addition, as factory off-roaders like the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 demonstrate, adding ground clearance improves approach and departure angles, letting the truck crawl over …