Aftermarket Wheels vs. Rims

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 by Tire Rack Team

Many people refer to the aftermarket wheels on their vehicle as "rims"—but the two terms are technically not interchangeable. Aftermarket wheels are the steel or alloy units on which your tires are installed. A rim is really the outer part of the wheel that holds the tire. But don't worry, we'll know what you're talking about if you call us in search of some new rims. And really, we sometimes refer to aftermarket wheels as "rims" ourselves.

Speaking of wheels, have you checked out the latest and greatest additions to our Tire Rack inventory of aftermarket wheels? Breyton rolled out a new line—BE by Breyton—and they're fairly sleek.

You can shop our entire inventory in the Upgrade Garage, where you'll get to see different wheels on your vehicle—well, at least a visual representation of it since we can't come down to your real garage with our wheels. This is the next best thing! Take a look.

Comments on Aftermarket Wheels vs. Rims

Saturday, March 2, 2013 by jayda lee:
lookin for rims an low tires that are chep
Monday, March 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Team:
What is the year, make and model of your vehicle?

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