Flashy Car Rims – Is It Just A Guy Thing?

Written by Lillian Fuller

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Chrome And Alloys

Early cars had steel wheels. This has changed because ofrepparttar weight of steel. Today’s vehicles are designed to be as sleek and aerodynamic as possible. Ask any racer why alloy wheels were developed. The light alloy wheel is an essential part of vehicle safety and performance. These car rims evolved inrepparttar 102786 racing industry as cars needed to be lighter. Alloy wheels, because of their functional good looks quickly jumped intorepparttar 102787 mainstream of aftermarket vehicle sales. There are numerous websites dedicated to magnesium, chrome and silver alloy car rims and wheels.

Chrome, Magnesium And Silver Alloys

Chrome wheel rims have always been popular due to their shiny exterior but other types of alloy rims have appeared inrepparttar 102788 past 10 years. Custom alloy rims include magnesium rims that have been x-rayed and heat tempered to ensure their good looks and durability. Buyer beware however, when purchasing a car rim package make sure that price is not your primary decision making factor.

Buyer Beware

Many lesser known companies use copy cat technology and do not adhere to industry standards. Ensure that you are shopping at a reputable web site. If it seems to be too good a deal to be true, it probably is. Check out manufacturer’s websites such as Lexani, Giovanna and Sprewell for referrals to qualified sales centers.

Reliable Car Rim Retail Sales Outlets Successful manufacturers of car rims and wheels have one trait in common. Each manufacturer pays great attention to producing a quality product. To participate inrepparttar 102789 motor vehicle aftermarket, it is essential that certain standards be met.

Manufacturers such as Lexani, Weld, Konig and Sprewell strive to providerepparttar 102790 best quality product available today. In order for a retailer to sell products from these companies, they must hold torepparttar 102791 guidelines set out byrepparttar 102792 manufacturer. Today, all car rim and wheel manufacturers have websites. It’s a good idea to review them prior to beginning your search forrepparttar 102793 perfect wheel.

Package Prices

Shopping for car rims can be done in three ways:

  1. In person at a wheel and tire outlet.
  2. At a vehicle dealership.
  3. Onrepparttar 102794 Internet.
There are literally hundreds of sites that offer wheel packages and most provide free shipping anywhere inrepparttar 102795 United States. All sites offer packages that include custom fitting four wheel rims, mounting and balancing of four tires and delivery. Lug nuts and other associated items are not included inrepparttar 102796 package but are available at discounted prices.

Car Rims Can Be An Expensive Investment

Wheels aren’t cheap by any stretch ofrepparttar 102797 imagination. Depending onrepparttar 102798 brand you choose a person can pay as much as $8,000.00 US for a Lexani Big Johnson 27inch package. Giovanna has a package available for almost ten thousand dollars. This package featuresrepparttar 102799 Abruzzo 26” wheel and tire.

There are packages available from Eagle, American Racing and Centerline that are less expensive. Many ofrepparttar 102800 packages available fromrepparttar 102801 above companies offer wheels that start at $1699.00.

Though they are less expensive, these car rim packages still providerepparttar 102802 good looks and functionality featured inrepparttar 102803 more expensive models.


One ofrepparttar 102804 hottest trends today for car rims is spinning jewelry. Car rims that include spinners arerepparttar 102805 most demanded item on wheels today. These items cause an optical illusion thatrepparttar 102806 wheel is still spinning when a vehicle is stopped at a street light. These wheels are designed to catchrepparttar 102807 eye and keeprepparttar 102808 onlooker’s attention. Some websites describe spinners as being simply stunning. Spinners are available from numerous manufacturers such as Sprewell and Oasis for a variety of prices. Spinning jewelry looks good on SUV’s, jeeps, sports cars and evenrepparttar 102809 family car.

Flashy Car Rims – Truly A “Guy Thing”

A term such as “simply stunning” was usually employed when describing dresses, women or shoes. More aftermarket companies are striving to attract a feminine audience to encourage women to purchase their product. These companies are few and far between and forrepparttar 102810 most part, flashy car rims remain a “guy thing”. However if you want to make an informed purchase decision or you simply want to impress your boyfriend with “guy” knowledge, it’s a good idea to do your homework. Ultimately, you’ll be glad you did. Happy motoring.

Lillian Fuller is a talented and successful freelance writer providing tips and advice for consumers about car rims including chrome wheels, spinner rims, custom wheels and more. © 2004 http://www.rims-now.com/

Online Sales and The Auto Dealer

Written by Cherie Szilvagyi

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Accomplishing a comprehensive plan to sell online is being offered by very few companies in today’s market. What a dealer needs to look for is a consulting firm that is grounded in all three areas of online sales. Consulting firms that have Auto dealer experience, online sales experience and technical experience with buildingrepparttar software to accomplish an ease to selling online are necessary to meetrepparttar 102785 goal forrepparttar 102786 average dealer. These areas all need to be addressed to make a dealer self sufficient in online sales.

Dealers have found that keeping inventory fresh and up to date on their websites can be time consuming and not a profitable endeavor. Profitability in today’s market is essential to a dealer whether small or large. Online solutions are costly and hard to come by, but essential to a dealership.

Is there a solution? Hiring a company with auto experience, internet experience and technical experience is whatrepparttar 102787 smart dealers are doing. Sell through ratios of these companies need to be checked and a company chosen that will effectively sell vehicles time and time again. There is a secret to selling online that major dealers and small dealers alike have found. To sell effectively online you needrepparttar 102788 right consulting firm to handlerepparttar 102789 details, leaving dealership personnel free to handlerepparttar 102790 sales. Sales are a given whenrepparttar 102791 right online sales consulting firm is left to handlerepparttar 102792 management of online sales strategies. Hiringrepparttar 102793 right consulting firm for your online sales is essential to successfully selling online. These companies can accomplish positive online sales results more cost effectively thanrepparttar 102794 local Auto Dealer.

Cherie Szilvagyi www.automobileclearinghouse.com

17 Years in the Auto Industry. Effective Online Sales for 3 years. Auto Sales Specialist.

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