Custom Wheels Las Vegas
Want to make your vehicle stand out and perform better? Enhance your ride with custom wheels. The wheels you choose depend on your vehicle’s use and driving conditions. For instance, you can increase the size of your wheels for off-road driving or add spinning rims for cruising around town. No matter your needs, talk to our professionals and we will give you custom wheel options.
Whether you are in the market for a set of new custom wheels to improve your vehicle’s driving capabilities after sustaining driving damage to your wheels, or you simply want to customize your vehicle’s look, we have a large variety of wheels and rims available for purchase and installation. We can meet any wheel needs and help you find the right wheel for your tire-wheel assembly and vehicle.
Our expert staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have, discuss the difference between bolt patterns and offsets, and go over the advantages and disadvantages of choosing aluminum alloy or steel wheels.
At all of our Tire Works locations, we offer a wide selection of wheel sizes, styles, and brands for passenger cars, trucks, and SUVs. If the custom wheels you want aren’t in our current inventory, we will special order upon request.
After selecting and purchasing your new custom wheels, our expert technicians can properly install them and ensure they are aligned and balanced.
What type of custom wheels do you want?
Las Vegas drivers can purchase aluminum alloy wheels and custom steel wheels at Tire Works. Learn about the different characteristics of each type of wheel.
Aluminum Alloy Wheels
Lightweight and strong, these wheels improve performance, handling, and gas mileage. They also make your ride look cool and come in a variety of finishes.
Custom Steel Wheels
Heavier than aluminum, these wheels are perfect for off-road driving and heavy-duty work. These strong wheels improve vehicle stability and come with finish options.
After you select your wheels, then you can pick the finish that you want. Common options include: polished, painted, powder-coated, or chrome plated finish. Feel free to ask one of our professionals, which finish best suits your needs.
How To Get The Sizing Right On New Custom Wheels
It is important to understand how the sizing works to ensure you end up with a wheel and tire unit that properly fits your vehicle. With new custom wheels, proper fit is crucial.
When you are selecting your new wheel size, one of the main things to consider is the overall diameter of the wheel and tire unit. Every vehicle has an overall tire diameter suggested by the manufacturer. Your new wheel and tire unit still has to be able to clear suspension parts, braking components, and the vehicle body. So, whether you want to increase the diameter of your wheels for elevated appearance and increased handling, or decrease the wheel diameter for better off-road performance and larger tire sidewalls, the overall tire diameter still has to match your vehicle’s suggested diameter.
This is where Plus-sizing and Minus-sizing come in. Plus-sizing refers to when you increase the wheel size while decreasing the profile of the tire sidewall to match the suggested overall diameter. For example, a “plus two” refers to an increase of the wheel’s diameter by two inches and a switch to low-profile tires. Alternatively, Minus-sizing refers to decreasing the wheel diameter while increasing the size of the tire’s sidewall. In this case, a “minus two” refers to a decrease of the wheel’s diameter by two inches allowing for a beefier tire with a larger sidewall.
The Weight Of Wheels
Another big factor to consider when it comes to selecting new custom wheels is the weight of the wheels. Consider your overall goal when it comes to getting new wheels and the type of vehicle you have. The larger you go in wheel size, depending on the material, the heavier the wheel can get.
That is why, if you are looking to have larger wheels and still have good performance and handling, your best bet is lightweight aluminum alloy wheels. If you are driving an offroad vehicle and want the strength and support alongside larger off-road tires, a smaller steel wheel is a good choice.
In general, any more than 16” in diameter, steel wheels become too heavy for practical use and handling. For more everyday driving, lightweight alloy wheels up to 20” are a good choice. High-performance cars should have even lighter weight forged wheels when the diameter reaches 18″ to maintain safe handling.
Wheel Installation in Las Vegas
Every Tire Works location offers expert wheel services. We make the purchasing and installation process as easy as possible for local area drivers. Book your appointment today to get new custom wheels in Las Vegas.
Contact us today for more information about our custom wheels from brands like Centerline, Cruiser Alloy, Drifz, Dropstar, Focal, Forged Style, Gear Alloy, Motiv, MT, Pacer, TIS, Walker, and Worx.
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- Henderson Auto Repair & Tire Shop
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- 8532 Blue Diamond Rd at Durango
- 4690 Cactus at Decatur
- 7070 S. Jones Blvd at I-215
- 1925 N. Hollywood Blvd at Lake Mead
- 1280 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd at Maryland Pkwy
- 2220 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy at Green Valley
- 6542 Boulder Hwy at Russell
- 445 W Centennial Pkwy at Commerce
- 7735 W. Sahara Ave at Buffalo
- 9590 W. Tropicana at Fort Apache
- 6455 S. Pecos Rd at Sunset
- 4700 W Craig Rd at Decatur
Frequently Asked Questions
People often use the terms wheels and rims interchangeably but they are, in fact, two different things. Technically, the rim is part of the wheel. A wheel consists of a rim and a disc. The outer edge of the wheel, where the bead of the tire sits, is the rim. When a wheel gets bent, it is normally in the rim. The rim is also where the wheel weight clips are attached when your tires are being balanced. The disc is the center portion of the wheel where the bolt pattern is found.
It is very common for custom wheels to be referred to as custom rims. But, since you would be getting entirely new wheel units installed on your car and not just a part of the wheel, the correct terminology would be to say that you got new custom wheels.
When you hit something in the road fairly hard or are involved in an accident, this can cause damage to the rim of the wheel. Immediately after the incident, visually inspect your wheels for any signs of damage. If you see a bend in the rim, do not drive on the wheel. If you do not see any visible damage but notice a new vibration, the vehicle pulling to one side, or another sensation, do not drive further on the wheel.
Whether or not you see any damage, the best way to find out for sure is to bring your vehicle into your closest Tire Works location. Our technicians will check the entire wheel unit and determine if there is any damage. We can also check your alignment to ensure that has not been knocked out of optimal settings as well.
Wheels do require regular care to maintain their factory finish. The best way to do this is to keep them clean of road dirt, brake dust, or chemicals. These three things can quickly become corrosive on your wheels and damage the finish. Most household cleaners are too harsh to safely use on your wheels. Also, just like with the finish of your vehicle itself, you do not want to use any abrasive materials.
Here is a breakdown of the best way to maintain each type of wheel finish:
- Chrome-plated aluminum alloy: A chrome finish is best cleaned using mild dish soap (like Dawn) and water. Then dry the wheel with a clean, soft cloth. After the wheels have been cleaned, apply a coat of wheel seal or soft, non-abrasive cream wax. This will help to further prevent surface corrosion.
- Clear-coated: Any clear-coated finish (clear-coated, machined and clear-coated, painted and clear-coated) should be cleaned using mild dish soap and water and then dried with a clean, soft cloth.
- Powder-coated (PVD): Clean a powder-coated or PVD finish with mild dish soap and water and then dry with a clean, soft cloth.
- Polished aluminum alloy: A polished aluminum finish should be cleaned using mild dish soap and water. Then thoroughly dry the wheels with a clean, soft cloth. Polished wheels that are not clear coated do need additional care and maintenance or the appearance will diminish over time. After cleaning the wheels, apply soft, non-abrasive cream wax or wheel seal to each wheel. If the wheels have started to oxidize, a specially formulated wheel polish and wheel seal can return the factory shine.
- Chrome-plated steel: Steel is often the most susceptible to rust. But this can be prevented with proper care and maintenance. Clean a chrome steel finish with mild dish soap and water and then dry thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. After the wheels have been cleaned, apply a coat of wheel seal or soft, non-abrasive cream wax to prevent corrosion and rust.