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Wheels in Sacramento, CA

Finding new wheels in Sacramento doesn't have to be a stressful or challenging experience. At L&C Automotive Service, we stock a wide selection of new rims to outfit your car, truck, van, or SUV so that you can drive in style. Drivers in Sacramento, CA, Elk Grove, CA, Rancho Cordova, CA, and surrounding areas come to us for new wheels when they expect great service and a great selection. We actually take the time to get to know our customers so that we can match you with the right wheels to outfit your vehicle.

After your wheel purchase, you can also turn to our Parkway-South Sacramento tire and wheel center for routine services to keep your wheels and tires at their best. We offer performance tires, wheel alignments, tire rotations, and more. For all of your maintenance services, trust our skilled team of technicians. 

When you're shopping for new rims, it's important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials in order to find the best wheel to suit your needs. Below you'll find a quick review of different wheel types to help you understand the options available.  You can also contact us to talk more about your wheel specifications or preferences. 

L&C Automotive Service’s Wheel Buying Guide

  • Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
  • Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
  • Chrome is an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.

Wheels & Rims: The Manufacturing Process

  • Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
  • Machined Wheels: The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
  • Forged Wheels: The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.

The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:

  • Size: Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
  • Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will improve maneuverability and braking performance.
  • Terrain: Where do you drive most often? Wheels should be selected based on their primary function.

Every customer’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our service staff is comprised of wheel and rim experts who remain on the cutting edge of wheel style, configuration, and performance.

For the best wheel buying experience around, contact us today.

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