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Alloy vs. Steel Wheels in Winter Tire & Wheel Packages


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When creating a Winter Tire & Wheel Package you can choose either an aftermarket alloy wheel or a steel wheel for your vehicle.

Use the descriptions below to help determine the best choice for you.

Alloy Wheels
Enhance the look of your vehicle
Are manufactured to precise standards to meet exact fitment and performance needs
Weigh less than steel wheels and have superior strength
May be the preferred option for your vehicle based on fitment requirements
Will allow for better brake clearance (depending on wheel style and brake components installed)
Require proper maintenance as finish damage may result in the harshest winter climates where salt and sand are routinely used

Steel Wheels
Meet the basic needs of drivers who want the convenience of a winter tire package without the additional cost of an alloy wheel
Typically available in black or silver finish depending on the application
Basic styling can often be updated with wheel covers
Cost less than alloy wheels due to ease of manufacturing and lower material costs



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