Why Wheels Are Important
All drivers understand the importance of tires, but many may not understand the importance of wheels. As the component that houses the tire, wheels are vital to the performance of your car in several ways. For example, they directly affect your vehicle’s handling, acceleration, braking, ride quality, and alignment. Wheels reduce the force of friction, help turn with more force, or help turn faster. Wheels receive the energy to move from the engine, which is transferred through the drive shaft. A car’s wheel is made up of many parts, each with its own purpose. The outboard face, also known as the “spider,” is the main part of the wheel with the design; it not only provides aesthetics, but also wheel structure. Center bore, plate, spokes, rim, bolt circle, and valve stem bore are the additional aspects of a wheel. The majority of wheels are made up of aluminum alloy or steel, but there are also forged, cast, chrome, and diamond cut varieties. When it comes to the wheels of your car, truck, SUV, commercial vehicle, or semi, we have you covered here at Alaska Tire Service in Anchorage, Alaska, at our Dimond Boulevard location. We offer tire and wheel services, such as tire rotations, balances, and wheel alignment, and we sell custom wheels.