1. Aluminum wheels are light. Steel wheels, on the other hand, are heavy. That extra weight can make your vehicle a little less agile and slightly less quick to accelerate.
2. Aluminum wheels won’t rust. Steel wheels, on the other hand, do rust. Aluminum wheels add a clean, polished and customized look to your ride. Plus, you’ll enjoy a two-year finish warranty.
3. A second set of wheels can save you money. The process of removing one set of tires (your 3-season tires) and then mounting and balancing the other tires (your winter tires) is called a seasonal changeover. Each seasonal changeover could cost an extra $125 and you them two times per year. That can add up quickly. But with a second set of wheels you’re just swapping one set of tires and wheels for the other. We call this a seasonal rotation and it’s free to all customers who bought their tires from Kal Tire.
4. A second set of wheels is convenient. A seasonal rotation is faster and easier than a changeover. The only way it could get more convenient is if you stored your tires and wheels with Kal’s Tire Lodge.
Steel wheels are an economical solution due to mass production and the low cost of steel. They come in very basic designs and may require plastic hub covers to get the “aluminum wheel” look. Unfortunately, they are not made for every vehicle applications. Steel wheels require little to no maintenance.