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Common Questions on Wheels

Written on November 13, 2011 at 21:02, by

Q: Are winter wheels hub-centric? A: No, winter wheels are lug-centric, which means they centre with the lug nuts, not the pilot (or centre) hole of the wheel. A larger pilot hole in the steel wheel is normal and will not affect the fitment of the wheel nor vehicle safety. Q: Do I need hub  Continue Reading »

Go Nuts!

Written on October 30, 2011 at 21:01, by

A lot of people think changing out your wheels in winter is enough. But what about your lug nuts? Factory alloy wheels (i.e. Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, etc.) will come with a lug nut that typically costs $5-8 at the dealership. Those are expensive to replace if they start corroding. Moreover some factory lug nuts (particularly  Continue Reading »

What Wheels Are Best For Winter?

Written on October 22, 2011 at 20:56, by

Winters in Canada are tough on wheels. Freezing, thawing, and the use of highly corrosive salt on roads all take their toll on your vehicle’s rims. Different metals and finishes are also affected in different ways. So what is the best for winter use? As mentioned in an earlier blog, chrome wheels don’t cut it  Continue Reading »

Bolt Patterns on Wheels

Written on October 12, 2011 at 20:51, by

If there’s one thing there is no shortage of on the planet, it’s smart asses who want to correct you because they think they know more. Yesterday, I got an e-mail from one such character “correcting” me on a bolt pattern, stating it was a 5 on 114.3 bolt pattern on a Dodge Caliber, not  Continue Reading »

Chrome Wheels in Winter – Not a Good Idea

Written on October 7, 2011 at 20:48, by

Chrome wheels and winter conditions are like drinking and driving- they don’t mix. I have had several people who bought chrome wheels (at other places) and were not warned about using them in winter. By spring, the chrome finish is pitted and the finish is ruined. I have also seen chrome wheels from luxury cars  Continue Reading »

What’s the Deal with Winter Tires?

Written on September 19, 2011 at 20:05, by

I hear a lot of people say they’ve got “all season tires” that they plan on using in the winter. But does “all season” really mean “four seasons” in Canada? No. These terms were invented in the US, where winters are much milder. Driving conditions on Canadian roads mean sub-zero temperatures, icy pavement and heavy  Continue Reading »

Welcome to the Wheel Pros Blog!

Written on August 19, 2011 at 20:01, by

Welcome to the new Wheel Pros blog! We’ll be posting news, articles and neat stuff here very soon… keep tuned for updates!