How to Select and Install Custom Wheels & Tires

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Automotive Expert Rick Robinson discusses how to select and install custom wheels & tires.

    Rick Robinson: Hi! I am Rick from Springfield Motorsport and we're here today to talk about selection of custom wheels and tyres for your car. This is one of the most personal style of choices an owner can make. It is one of the most visible characteristics of your car and there is a wide range of choices. Your first consideration is how you will use the car and the wheel/tyre combination. is it a daily driver and durabilities and driving manners are most important? Is it going to be mainly a show car and maximum bling is your goal? Or you going to drive it on the dragstrip and performance is critical. Use is the primary driver in wheel/tyre selection.

    First we'll talk about selection of the style of wheel for your car and then we'll consider the different size parameters that you have to take into consideration when selecting that proper wheel. Next, we'll talk about selection of the proper tyre to go with that new wheel, and then we'll get into the proper installation of the wheels and tyres for your car. And then we'll wrap up with what to do with that old set of wheels and tyres that you took off your car and then the maintenance of those new wheels to keep them looking good for a long time.

    During our discussion of installation, we'll cover the proper safety factors and tools for use on this job. When making that selection of wheels and tyres for your car, one of your biggest assets is going to be the Internet. There are many sites out there that show many different styles and types of wheels as well as the proper tyres that will work best for you.

    Now before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am Springfield Motorsport, we're performers automotive center and we do performance and appearance upgrades on cars. For a long time we've specialized in Ford vehicles, particularly Mustangs, but we've recently expanded other offering to the Chrysler and Dodge, Henry Community as well. Okay, I think we're ready to begin; let's get started.