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The Performance Benefits of Alloy Wheels

For many people who choose alloy wheels for their cars, they are simply the piece de resistance of their vehicles – the perfect visual finishing touch that brings style and class. However their benefits go beyond simple aesthetic advantages and they can in fact boost the performance of your car, improving a whole range of handling elements. At Autopart UK we have a huge range of quality alloys from the leading manufacturers, including D range alloy wheels.

Reduced Unsprung Weight

The phrase ‘unsprung’ weight refers to the portion of the car that lies below the suspension – this includes wheels, tyres and breaks. As these elements are not supported by the suspension they are far more susceptible to road shock and cornering forces.

Alloy wheels are considerably lighter than traditional steel products, and as a result they can deliver a far more precise driving experience, improving on steering input as well as “turning in” characteristics.

The reduction on rotational mass also reduces the acceleration and braking time, helping you to get the best out of your car.

Increased Strength, Improved Rigidity

The strength of an allow wheel is critical to maintaining the quality of the tyre, particularly high performance tyres where lateral forces can approach 1g. The superior strength on offer from an alloy wheel can dramatically reduce wheel/tyre deflection in cornering, and is vital for drifting.

Increased Brake Cooling

The metals that are used in our alloy wheels make excellent heat conductors, and this improved heat dissipation from the brakes helps to reduce the risk of brake fade. The ability to allow more cooling air to flow over the brakes can also be designed into the wheels.

If you’d like to find out more about how the fantastic alloy wheels we have on offer here at Autopart UK can transform more than just the look of your car, get in touch with our experienced and friendly team on 01268 560 126.

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