Can You Refinish Alloy Wheels?

If you’ve got a set of scratched up alloy wheels, we have good news for you: You can absolutely refinish your wheels. However, before you begin, you should know that a) it’s not easy and b) there are other options available besides refinishing. Here’s what you need to know. Fixing Curbed Or Scratched Alloy Wheels  Read more

3 Easy Curb Rash Fixes For Black Alloy Rims

Not all curb damage is the same. If you have chrome wheels (like these), for example, your wheel repair process is different than if you have standard silver aluminum alloy wheels. Likewise, if you have black rims (either matte or glossy finish), your options for repairing curb damage (aka curb rash) are different. Black rims  Read more

How Has The Wheel Evolved? A Brief History

“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.” Sid Caesar   The wheel. History says this invention became a people mover around 3200 B.C. On those ancient chariots, the cart was usually the focus of decoration and detail – the wheels were  Read more

The One Thing This Amazing Custom GT-R Needs

Rated as 5/5 on Motor Trend and 9.5/10 on Kelley Blue Book, the 2014 Nissan GT-R has what it takes to keep up with a Lamborghini, Ferrari, or McLaren. In other words, get a Nissan GT-R if you can’t afford a Lambo. If you think this AWD supercar that pumps out 545 horsepower couldn’t ever  Read more

5 Ways To Repair Your Chrome Rims

A shiny set of chrome wheels will turn heads on the street, but it comes with a drawback: chrome rims are difficult and expensive to repair. Unfortunately, because chrome rims are plated rather than painted, repairs are expensive and complex. Often times, it’s cheaper to replace a damaged chrome rim than it is to try  Read more

10 Pro Tips To Keep Your Car Feeling Brand New For Weeks

Love that euphoric feeling of driving a brand new car? Well, you can extend it over weeks with the following tips: 1. Treat Your Car To A Full Exterior Detail And A Coat Of Wax. Most car dealerships will provide a free basic detail service when you buy a brand new car from them. Don’t  Read more

5 Good Reasons To Avoid Wheel Repair Kits

A wheel repair kit may seem like a quick and easy DIY solution, but even the best kit on the market can lead to a botched job. An experienced professional may pull off a flawless repair with one of these things, but for regular folks, tackling an expensive set of wheels with a cheap repair  Read more

Curb Rash Wheel Repair Costs – What To Expect

Whether you’ve misjudged your space to parallel park or bumped a curb to avoid hitting something else, your wheel may have suffered curb rash. Once you’ve given the damage a quick visual inspection, you’ll want to plan your next moves. If one of your wheels has scraped a curb and suffered damage, here’s what to  Read more

How To Prevent And Protect Rims From Curb Rash

A wheel’s protruding edge (a/k/a rim) are especially vulnerable to damage when parking or making tight turns. Damage can happen when: accidentally hitting a curb when making a tight turn attempting to avoid a collision by swerving out of the way and sideswiping a curb, when parallel parking (more about that here) If you want  Read more

The History Of Red Line Tires

Red line tires improve both the performance and appearance of many types of vehicles, including muscle cars and bikes. While they are a common choice among car owners today, they have a long history in the automobile industry. Here is a brief overview of red line tire history, from their inception in the ’60s to  Read more