Plus sizing is a recent trend to get those bigger wheels under your cars, to make your vehicles appear street cool. If you are interested in buying a new Toyota Corolla car with expensive trim level to get more attractive wheels or tempted to spend big money on upgrading the wheels of your existing corolla for the same reason, answer this: Have you even considered the downsides to larger wheels? Your answer will probably be like this one: ôwell, what, drawbacks?!! Really? Before you jump into signing the papers on your new car or buy a new set of wheels, read on the information we have gathered for your benefit.
Quality of Ride
One of the major drawbacks of larger wheels is the reduced ride quality. Larger wheels certainly look good to the eyes but more than often they have a negative effect on the ride quality. The reason being they include less tire sidewall than smaller wheels. And what does this means? It means you will feel more bumps in otherwise smooth ride, putting a damper on your shiny new set of wheels. The decrease in sidewall of the tire will not only increase the effect of road bumps, pot holes and expansion joints but also increase your road noise. If you prefer a smooth ride and also want those big wheels, just move your tires one inch but never more than that. It will
Loss of Bucks
Yes, larger wheels will rob you off your money. As larger wheels require more force to turn, they increase engine's workload, dropping your vehicle's gas mileage, which results in poor fuel economy. There is undoubtedly a negative correlation between wheel size and fuel economy. When you upgrade your wheels to a slightly larger size, it usually costs you $1000 or more, depending on your automaker. Like many aftermarket modifications, larger wheels are not usually an item that commands a premium on the used-car market; as a result you're unlikely to see this money back into your pocket when you go to sell your car. Upgrade your wheels for your own pleasure, because you might lose your investment if you plan to resale your car in future. Larger wheels are also expensive than the small ones. They require more costly tires, usually in a larger size or with a lower profile than standard ones, so you end up spending more on tire if you opt for larger size.
It's important to understand the potential hazards of upsizing (reduced ride quality and increased cost), it's always better to take an expert advice before spending your money on such stuff. If you are in Washington, and want to give your Toyota corolla wheels a new makeover, let the experts at Washington Auto Mall do a satisfactory job for you at an affordable rate.
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