Are you thinking about giving your car that extra spark with a fresh set of alloy wheels? Chances are, then, you may already have thought about different alloy wheel colours. However, there’s an art to choosing the best look for your pride and joy. Let’s take a closer look.
Why Alloy Wheels?
Alloy wheels don’t just look great - they’re strong and lighter than the average, too. That’s only going to convert into more miles for less fuel. What’s more, they really can finish off the look of a brand new car or older modded vehicle.
Alloy wheels can also help you withstand jolts and dips in the road better than before - they’re incredibly resilient. Alloys even have the added benefit of giving your disc brakes better access to air circulation.
Things to Consider Before Choosing a Colour
Now, the fun part - which colour alloys would you like? It may seem easy enough to choose a shade or style that appeals to your personality and tastes. However, there are a few other essential points to think about.
To start, find a balance between vibrance and blending. Vibrant neon green or pink colours may give the impression you’re a keen racer or that you’re into tuning. If you are, then great - go for the vibrant colours!
However, if you’d prefer your alloy wheel colours to blend with the bodywork, be just as careful. If you blend too closely to your dominant shade, your alloys are at risk of ‘disappearing’ with the overall look!
Think carefully about what’s going to endure years of style, too. Shiny, silver, or metallic alloy wheel colours will always look the part. You don’t want your wheels to date in the short term, let alone the long term!
How to Care for Your Alloy Wheels
Always avoid abrasive or acidic cleaners when cleaning or treating coloured alloy wheels. These will typically be sprayable or wipe-clean in a matter of minutes. However, it’s not always easy to tell. Look closely at the product label if in doubt - and ask questions of your cleaning spray’s manufacturer, too. Alternatively, use Rimblades’ own Alloy Wheel Cleaning product.
Do also take the time to invest in and use wheel wax. Even on alloys and coloured wheels, this can help to keep dust from clinging around.
In fact, brake dust is something you’ll always need to look for. Take the time to look into the wells of alloys and the various nooks and crannies. Brake dust can cause serious problems (such as scratching) over time, so it pays to be vigilant. Beyond this, make sure to take your wheels in for maintenance every few months if you are worried.
Improve Aesthetics and Protect Them With Rimblades
Fitting a new set of wheels to your car is one thing but personalising them even more and protecting them is something Rimblades are here for.
Rimblades are designed for the enthusiast – for drivers who are looking for great wheel protection, but who also want to maintain the aesthetics of their vehicle.
They're available in a wide selection of colours, and for wheels up to 22 inches. Colour matched 'Blades are great for drivers looking for subtle protection or choose a contrasting colour to stand out!
Alloy wheel colours are no longer seen as a niche style choice - they can enhance the look of any vehicle, providing you’re careful. As discussed above, be careful to choose a timeless colour or style and never too outlandish. Otherwise, it’s up to you - and be sure to get yourself a set of Rimblades too ;)