Across the United States, there is a rapid influx wheels that look like branded off road wheels or other famous and established brands but are actually not original.
This is a major problem. It affects not only the United States but every major wheel manufacturer and consumer market in the world.
While replica and outright fakery is common in almost every product category, it poses a significant danger when it comes to rims and tires. Fake branded car rims for sale (which will inevitably cost you a lot less than the original set) may sound attractive but they can also get you in trouble during drives, especially while you are off-roading.
There have been several instances in the past when lives have been at stake.
There is some merit to the point that one should always buy branded and popular wheels since they provide you with certain extra brownie points. From Fuel to MKW to Enkei to the grand range of Method Wheels, these rims will be a lot safer and will certainly give you their value for money over the years you use them.
However, there are many aftermarket aficionados who do not think twice before buying a set of car wheels which have no known antecedents but have a lower price tag – their only USP. This is a dangerous example and is actually a lesson in how not to buy car rims for sale.
Are you wondering what is so remarkable about branded rims? Then do read on!
Why branded wheels?
There are several reasons why you should always invest in top-shelf RBP Wheels or any other company that catches your fancy.
The most important reasons why you should purchase such wheels are the following.
1. Better manufacturing materials: Ordinarily, branded wheels are carved out of aluminum. But this is not ordinary aluminum: it is mostly 6061 T-6 grade metal. This is an avionics-grade metal that has several other applications but is most widely used in the crafting of high-quality aftermarket rims.
This special type of aluminum makes wheels stronger and lighter and does not affect their load-bearing capacities at all. What this means is that such wheels will have a much better load-bearing capacity and will be able to take on the toughest of terrains, but they will not increase the gross weight of the vehicle and will not have any effect on the fuel consumed.
This is true for most branded car rims for sale. Branded rims are also constructed differently than the ‘fake’ ones since these companies have the technological mastery that most do not have.
2. Advanced technological prowess: When you are buying a set of Method Wheels, for example, you can rest assured that you will get the most advanced set of wheels’ money can possibly buy. These are mostly forged wheels and come in either 1-or-2-pieces, and often 3-piece rims. Method is the world’s most premium range of custom-made rims which are primarily aimed at some of the best cars in the world.
How can unbranded wheels possibly take their place? They never can, and never will. This is the reason that whenever you feel like giving an upgrade to your Porsche or your SUV in the looks department, go for only car rims for sale which are supplied by popular companies!
If you are worried about which rims will suit the vehicle you drive, it is time that you contacted your local retail store. We personally enjoy the services of Audio City USA, which is a 30-plus-year-old retail outlet in California, in La Puente. We found that the store not only has a superb collection of various types of tires and wheels; it also has professional service and sales personnel who actually understand their tradecraft and who can give you high-quality advice on everything related to automobiles.
3. The advantage of having warranties: Most original brands have warranties on their build and consistency. This is one great advantage as these can act as failsafe mechanisms even if the chosen branded set develops a fault. As long as your new wheels are in good shape, you will have nothing to worry about. However, if there are any manufacturing defects (which are very rare in branded car rims for sale), you can exchange the defective set and avail yourself of a replacement set which will have all the plus points which the original set had.
Do note that warranty periods vary; some rim companies provide a lifetime replacement scheme, some for only around 10 years, and some companies only provide rims with 5-year warranties.
You will get such details when you buy the wheels themselves. Else, simply ask the retailer about them and they will help you understand the nitty-gritty in great detail. This is something Audio City also does remarkably well.
Note that whether you are buying Method Wheels or Fuel rims, you are assured of high quality that you can take anywhere with you. You simply need to ensure that the rims are in good condition so that they perform better regardless of the surface you are treading!