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Finding the Latest Wheel Designs

December 20th, 2011

Any car enthusiast will tell you that the perfect finishing touch to a prestigious vehicle is the addition of alloy wheels. Synonymous with style and class, alloy wheels tell all on the road that you are proud of the vehicle you drive, but with so many designs available it can be difficult to decide upon which set will really suit your car. Here at Autopart UK, we are on hand to bridge the gap between you and your supplier through providing expert advice regarding all types of alloy wheels.

Working together with distributers across the country, we provide some of the latest designs in alloy wheels so that your idea of perfection can be realised with ease and precision. The alloy wheels we provide to trusted dealerships are only ever from reputable manufacturers such as Lenso, Valenza and Devil to name just a few.

By choosing a dealer who supplies our range of alloy wheels, you can rest assured that a design to fit your specific make and model of car is highly achievable as their time in the industry has led to a fantastic repertoire of high quality alloy wheels in many sizes and designs.

Visiting our website is the perfect place to start as we regularly update our stock to give you an idea of the latest designs available. Browse at your leisure from the comfort of your own home and when you see something you like, simply click on the dealers tab to locate your nearest distributer.

Whether you are an executive seeking to make a great first impression on potential clients by arriving at meetings in style, or you drive used trucks in the week and enjoy working on your classic car at the weekend, we guarantee the latest alloy wheels can be found at competitive prices when you visit one of our dedicated suppliers.

If you would like to know more about the specialists here at Autopart UK, or simply wish to start your search for the latest selection of alloy wheels available, there has never been a better time to browse our website and discover all we have to offer.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Autopart UK. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Autopart UK, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Looking For Custom Drilled Alloy Wheels?

November 30th, 2011

High quality alloy wheels can significantly enhance the appearance and performance of your car. Here at Autopart UK we specialise in supplying an impressive range of alloy wheels from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, so you can be confident that your car will greatly benefit from our professional services. Read on as we explain all about the custom drilled alloy wheels that we can supply for you.

Whether you are looking for a traditional chrome finished set of alloy wheels for your car or something a bit more contemporary such as black and white alloys that will suit the style of your modern motor, we are sure to have a set of custom drilled alloy wheels that will look great.

At Autopart UK, we believe that by combining alloy wheels from the world’s leading manufacturers with an incredibly high standard of workmanship when fitting, we can be confident of providing an alloy wheel service that you simply will not find anywhere else.

As mentioned, alloy wheels can improve the cosmetic value of your car but also the performance of your vehicle. Alloy wheels that are designed and produced by some of the leading manufacturers such as Samurai, Lenso and Valenza incorporate the very latest in wheel design and technology.

Many of these custom wheels are lightweight in design compared to standard wheel fittings that come with most cars. The lightweight nature of these alloy wheels reduces the overall weight of the components inside the wheel, encouraging easier handling which enhances your driving experience as well as improving the fuel efficiency of your vehicle; meaning you are likely to save a great deal of money in the long term.

If you wish to improve the appearance and performance of your car, don’t hesitate to contact our professional team here at Autopart UK today to learn more about the excellent range of alloy wheels that we can supply for a wide variety of vehicles. For more information feel free to call us today on 01268 560126.

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by Autopart UK. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of Autopart UK and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

New Iphone/Ipad App launched

May 12th, 2011

After months of work and planning we are proud to launch the Lenso App.  It allows you to take a picture of your vehicle and/or use an original picture from your library and then super impose any wheel from the Lenso range onto the vehicle.  A fantastic tool to help you decide which Lenso alloy wheel suits you and your vehicle.  Read the rest of this entry »

Alloy Wheels – Care and Cleaning

December 20th, 2010

After a few months new alloy wheels do lose their sparkle. Grime, minor scratches and tar spots will be too stubborn for a wet sponge. Wash the alloy wheels first with your usual shampoo and a sponge. Use a good quality car wax and a soft cloth to lightly polish the surface. This will remove spots of tar and minor surface scratches and help to throw off water. Never try to polish a dirty wheel; the cloth will pick up pieces of dirt and grit and could score the surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Alloy Wheels – Wheel Technology: Ref 275b

December 20th, 2010

alloy wheels – Wheel Technology: Ref 275b

A major factor in ensuring vehicle safety and refinement is wheel technology and aftermarket alloy wheel suppliers like Autopart (Wheel & Tyre) Ltd to go great pains to ensure that their cast aluminum alloy wheels are produced to the highest possible standards. Read the rest of this entry »

Alloy Wheels – Getting Technical Ref: 250a

December 20th, 2010

alloy wheels – Getting Technical Ref: 250a

 

Pitch Circle Diameter (PCD)
Firstly, you need to know the alloy wheel PCD dictates how the alloy wheel bolt holes line up so it is important that this is correct. An alloy wheel PCD of 4×100 meaning 4 bolt holes drilled through the centre of a 100mm circle. Another common alloy wheel PCD is 5×114.3 meaning 5 bolt holes drilled through the centre of a 114.3mm circle. If this is different on your chosen alloy wheels you won’t be able to bolt them on! However, we supply many models blank. This means that for a small extra charge your chosen alloy wheels can be drilled to fit your car.

Most European cars with 4 studs have a alloy wheel PCD of 100mm (Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Honda & early BMW), Fords & Peugeots have a PCD of 108mm. Also consider whether your car has metric or imperial hubs. Real Minis & MGs have a PCD of 4″ which is pretty close to 100mm but not exact so you couldn’t swap one with the other. Check the hole in the centre! Many aftermarket alloy wheels have a plastic ring in the centre to take up the gap. Measure the hole in the centre of your vehicles own alloy wheel and compare it to your chosen alloy wheels.

 

Offset
Offset (or often referred to as ET) is the distance between the centre of the alloy wheel and the edge of the rim. This has to be pretty much the same on your new alloy wheels as your own as it will effect the way your car handles.

Positive offset is when the hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the alloy wheel. Positive offset alloy wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.

Negative offset is when the hub mounting surface is toward the back or brake side of the alloy wheels centerline. “Deep dish” alloy wheels typically have a negative offset. Another reason to be aware of the offset is if the alloy wheel is offset too far one way or another it may contact the wheel arch or suspension.

Offsets can be corrected by machining the alloy wheels or using an appropriate spacer. Please contact us for more details and pricing.

Wheel Size
Finally, consider the overall diameter. As a rule, if you can achieve the same rolling diameter your original alloy wheels, everything should be fine. Fitting low profile tyres will allow for an increase in alloy wheel diameter. All our prices include low budget tyres. Obviously, speaking to other owners who have fitted larger alloy wheels will help you decide how much of an increase your car can take. Remember a different rolling diameter will affect the reading on your speedo.
Use our tyre calculator to show you what the percentage change in your speedo reading will be.

Autopartuk.com is a website dedicated to alloy wheels and tyre packages. If you’re looking for a quality alloy wheels, black, white or chrome, for your vehicle check out one of our dealers online shops. Working closely with our key dealers, Autopartuk.com offers a huge range of products. With over 50 years experience between our staff in the alloy wheels industry, rest assured you’ll be getting high quality alloy wheel products, speedy and spot-on delivery. To order or to find out more, contact one of our dealers or telephone: 01268 560126, alternatively you can email your us at: sales@autopartuk.com


Alloy Wheels – Should you know the drill by now?

December 20th, 2010

alloy wheels – Should you know the drill by now? Ref: Performance and Styling Retailer August 2007

Autopart invite P&S to their HQ to talk about custom drilling of alloy wheels and how you can benefit.

How often have you or a customer had problems getting alloy wheels to fit a car? Wrong offsets, wrong PCD, lack of brake caliper clearance or simply not being able to find an alloy wheel to fit in any way, shape or form. The likelihood is you’ve all experienced it. So it’s interesting to find out exactly what mass alloy wheel distributors Autopart can do to help you out. Read the rest of this entry »