Flashy Car Rims – Is It Just A Guy Thing?

Written by Lillian Fuller

Wheel Tips For The Female Of The Species Too

If you browserepparttar internet ads for tires and wheels, it seems like flashy car rims is a guy thing. The websites are geared to a masculine point of view. Some websites feature sound and videos that include a pounding rap beat backed up by a view of “shiny things.” Most websites feature Charlie’s Angels “look a likes” pouring themselves overrepparttar 102786 car chassis or pointing to flashy car rims. Lexani’s official website features a four minute video to showcase its wares. The wheels are hot,repparttar 102787 girls are hotter.

Men & Car Rims

Normally,repparttar 102788 male ofrepparttar 102789 species keeps a pretty low profile when it comes to plumage but when it comes to equipping their rides, most men, don’t question how much but how willrepparttar 102790 wheels look onrepparttar 102791 car, truck or SUV.

A Little Research

I did a little aftermarket research about car rims. I asked various friends and associates if they would they spend an additional $8.000.00 for specialty wheels for their vehicle. By far most ofrepparttar 102792 men I asked didn’t even blink atrepparttar 102793 price but just shrugged and said “yeah, I guess; it depends on how they would look.” The women looked at me as if I had just arrived from Mars and replied with an emphatic “NO WAY”. A marketing statistic shows that ninety percent ofrepparttar 102794 shoppers at wheel and tire shops are men. Men like flashy car rims and it seems to be almost genetic.

Car Rims & Shoes; A Connection?

This same connection exists between women and shoes. It’s never aboutrepparttar 102795 money but how they look. You need shoes to protect your feet. The functional ones work well but it’srepparttar 102796 pretty ones that we want. Shoes, like car rims have a definite purpose as well. Like shoes that allowrepparttar 102797 owner to walk, car rims allowrepparttar 102798 car to “roll”.

Because car rims are so vital torepparttar 102799 handling and performance of vehicles, it is important for women to become as interested inrepparttar 102800 details of car rims as men. This article will talk about car rims and wheels sizes, chrome and alloys, package prices, reliable brands, and upcoming trends like spinners.

So let’s get motoring. Byrepparttar 102801 end of this piece you will know more about car rims. The man in your life will be impressed by your new-found knowledge and you’ll be ready to make an informed decision about what’s best for your ride.

Where To Look For Car Rims

There are numerous websites dedicated to sale of car rims. As well many sites offer valuable information about car rims and what you can do to enhance your vehicle’s performance and handling. If you decide to make your purchase through a website check with a Consumer Bureau to ensure thatrepparttar 102802 website is reputable.

Car Rim Sizes - It’s The Fit That Counts

When you purchase a vehicle, stock models come with a specific size of car rim. For example small cars like Honda Preludes have 13 inch rims. Asrepparttar 102803 size ofrepparttar 102804 vehicle increases so dorepparttar 102805 size ofrepparttar 102806 car rims. Car rims sizes can go up to 27” and beyond as many manufacturers are developing larger sizes for newer jeeps and SUVs. Front Wheel Drive sizes are slightly smaller than Rear Wheel Drive types by about 2 inches.

Plus Sizing

To enhancerepparttar 102807 look of your vehicle and improve its performance you can increaserepparttar 102808 size ofrepparttar 102809 wheel “Plus Sizing” is a term that refers to increasingrepparttar 102810 size ofrepparttar 102811 car rim torepparttar 102812 wheel.

Why Plus Sizing?

Plus sizing is chosen by drivers for steering response, handling, and cornering ability. When you add inches torepparttar 102813 tire, there is more surface that is in contact withrepparttar 102814 road. Plus sizing a wheel also enhancesrepparttar 102815 sporty look of a vehicle.

Plus sizing can be done by “inching up”. The following arerepparttar 102816 three methods of “inching up” your tire.

  1. Plus Zero
  2. Zero Plus One
  3. Zero Plus Two
Plus Zero The Plus Zero method usesrepparttar 102817 same wheel radius asrepparttar 102818 original equipment but includes a tire with a larger size thanrepparttar 102819 original’s width but smaller thanrepparttar 102820 aspect ratio. For examplerepparttar 102821 original tire size is: 175/70R14. By putting a 195/60R14 tire on this wheel rim you would not be increasingrepparttar 102822 tire size, hence “plus zero”.

Zero Plus One Plus one increasesrepparttar 102823 size ofrepparttar 102824 tire by one inch. For example ifrepparttar 102825 tire size is 175/70R13 and you put a tire on it that is 175/70R14, you have increasedrepparttar 102826 tire size by one inch. Zero plus one utilizes a one-inch larger diameter wheel in conjunction with a smaller tire. This method always requires a replacement wheel.

Zero Plus Two Exactly asrepparttar 102827 name ofrepparttar 102828 method implies, this approach increasesrepparttar 102829 size ofrepparttar 102830 tire by two inches. For example, you would replacerepparttar 102831 original equipment of 175/70R13 with a tire size of 175/70R15.

Online Sales and The Auto Dealer

Written by Cherie Szilvagyi

Online Sales and The Auto Dealer

Auto Dealers are finding selling their vehicles online hit or miss at best. Auto Trader and Ebay along with Smart Auction from General Motors are offering some ofrepparttar best options to an Auto Dealer. Why is it that less than 10% ofrepparttar 102785 vehicles listed online are actually selling? There are plenty of companies offering solutions but none seem to be working on a consistent basis. What aboutrepparttar 102786 dealer with an internet department? Is he any more successful?

Internet selling has gotten to be big business forrepparttar 102787 local Auto Dealer. Large or small dealers have different needs butrepparttar 102788 same outcome. Selling successfully online is a necessary addition to their bottom line and overall sales numbers. Each and every dealer, no matterrepparttar 102789 size, needs to be able to sell effectively online.

The time and money that selling online costsrepparttar 102790 Auto Dealer can be a lot less than classic print, radio and television advertising. So why hasrepparttar 102791 local dealer stayed away from selling online? Most are intimidated by a market that is selling less than 10% ofrepparttar 102792 vehicles that are listed in a medium they do not understand.

Selling online needs an expertise that most dealers lack. Some dealers lackrepparttar 102793 size to handle supporting an internet department. There are companies out there that are offering a total solution to online sales. These companies can handle an effective, profitable internet department for each and every dealer, no matterrepparttar 102794 size.

A comprehensive internet strategy is needed to sell effectively online. A good consulting firm that brings expertise in auto sales, internet sales and technical computer skills. All of these skills are needed byrepparttar 102795 dealership to handle selling online effectively. When a dealer sells online effectively, profits and sales soar.

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