Where can Vaughan residents get a wheel upgrade
There’s no quicker way to transform the look and feel of your ride than adding a new set of wheels and tires. Whether you’ve got performance on your mind or pure aesthetics, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. From understanding the terminology to understanding the risks involved, it’s important to know what kind of driver you are, and what kind of wheels and tires will work best for you. At Pfaff Tuning, Vaughan residents can get a wheel upgrade with our massive selection of rims and tires. We encourage our customers to check out our website to find the brands that we carry, and if there’s something we don’t have that you are looking for, we can track them down for you. Let’s take a look at how to choose the right rims for your car.
Find and measure your bolt pattern
To find your bolt pattern, you need to determine two things, the first is the number of bolt holes on the wheel, and the second is the distance between each bolt. For example, a bolt pattern number of 6 x 5.5 means the wheel has six bolt holes that are 5.5” apart (when you measure across the center of the wheel). The only lug pattern where this method of measurement differs is the 5-lug pattern. For a 5-lug wheel, measurement is made from the back of the lug hole on one end, to the center of the lug hole on the opposite side.
Know your maximum load
Wheels are advertised with a maximum weight load, which has been known to cause confusion. To determine the exact weight load, multiply the advertised max-weight by four.
Hub-centric vs Lug-centric
Another important thing to note is the size of your wheels center bore, and whether your wheels are hub-centric or lug-centric. To get the center bore size, measure the diameter of the hole that centers over the mounting hub. Your wheel is categorized as hub-centric if the center bore matches the mounting hub size. If it doesn’t, your wheels are lug-centric.
Know your backspacing size
Knowing your vehicle’s backspacing size is another essential facet of finding the right wheel. Your wheel’s backspacing is measured from the mounting surface in the middle to the back edge of the wheel. The size will vary, depending on your offset. If it has zero offset, the hub mounting surface is even with the wheel’s center line. If it has a positive offset, the mounting surface is closer to the front of the wheel, while a negative offset is closer to the back of the wheel.
These are just a few things to know when you are considering a wheel upgrade on your car in Vaughan. Knowing this information is great, but when you bring your vehicle into Pfaff Tuning, our professional technicians will take care of everything for you. Continue browsing through our Pfaff Tuning website to find the brands of rims that we carry. Click here to find our contact information or to fill out our contact form.