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Wheels Q&A

Keeping your tires in good condition with regular tire rotation and balancing is a good way to save money on repairs, but your wheels are also important and require maintenance. The wheels you have on your vehicle have an impact on how your vehicle is handling, consuming fuel, and impressing other drivers. The most important part of any automobile is the tires and wheels because they have direct contact with the road.


The wheels on a car, truck, SUV, or other vehicle are responsible for ensuring that you keep a stable grip on the road and that your ride is smooth and safe. A wheel works by rolling. Rolling is an efficient way to reduce friction. Without wheels, your vehicle wouldn't be able to move.

What You Need to Know When Buying Wheels

Q: What are the different types of wheels?

A: Wheels come in an array of sizes, styles, and materials. There are different types of wheels for different driving experiences, and it is important that you buy wheels that best fit your car and your lifestyle. The different types of wheels include steel wheels, alloy wheels, forged and cast wheels, and chrome wheels.

Q: Why are alloy wheels more expensive than steel wheels?

A: Steel and alloy wheels are the two most common types of wheels used in cars. The main differences between alloy and steel wheels lie in their durability, strength, and appearance. With steel wheels, there isn't too much customization, so it takes much less time to design and produce. Whereas with the alloys, there are colors, finishes, and spoke designs all to be considered.

Q: What should I know before going in to get new wheels or customized wheels?

A: The make and model of your car plus the size of your wheels is pretty much all you need to know. The experts at 106 St. Tire & Wheel will help you find the wheel that's right for your vehicle and your personal style.

Q: How can you determine your wheel size?

A: Whether you are switching to a new set of wheels or upgrading your wheels and tires to a bigger size, you can find this on your existing tire. The size of your tires is a direct reflection of your wheels. Your tire will actually give the diameter of the rim. The number and letter combination on the side of your tires will help determine your wheel size.

Visit Us Today for Affordable Wheels in Queens, NY

At 106 St. Tire & Wheel, we carry some of the industry's leading brands of wheels that will transform your car into a head-turner. We have brands like MHT, Vossen, D2Forged, Asanti, Savini, Giovanni, Velocity, Work Wheels, and more. We have the perfect wheels to match your budget and vehicle performance needs. Let us earn your business. We will make sure that your car's wheels are safe and economical to drive on. We have ongoing deals and savings on tires, wheels, and auto repair services. Call, get a quote, schedule an appointment online, or stop by one any of our 5 locations in Queens, NY, today!