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Expert Advice on Wheels, Rims and Performance Tires

Here at Big Chief Tire Co. we want your car to look its best. We also want you to feel good driving your car down the streets in Jacksonville, FL or Orange Park, FL, so that is why having a nice set of wheels or rims is important. The selection of wheels and rims here at Big Chief Tire Co. is second to none. Our team is made up of wheel and rim experts that are enthusiasts about making a car look and ride superbly! At our shop you will always get honest custom advice on wheels from an expert who is on the cutting edge of wheel style, wheel configuration and tire performance. If you are in the market for a new set of performance tires Jacksonville, FL, custom wheels or rims, then there is only one place to go, Big Chief Tire Co.. Stop by our Jacksonville, FL wheel shop, & give us a call at (904) 786-0721 or contact us online if you need other auto repair Jacksonville, FL services.

Wheels and Rims Jacksonville FloridaThe steps below will help guide you through the wheel buying process, ensuring sales, appearance and performance satisfaction.

Alloy Wheels

Think about buying alloy wheels if you do a lot of driving in the mountains or in stop-and-go traffic. Some alloy wheels are designed to encourage cool air flow over the brakes to prevent overheating. The alloy itself can help dissipate heat, too.

Plus-Size Your Rims

If you want to improve performance and add a sportier look, think about plus-sizing your rims. With a larger inner diameter, you'll find steering is more responsive and your car holds the road better. Purchasing rims that are one or two sizes larger than what you have means you'll have to buy new tires as well.

Keep The Weight Down

Look for rims that aren't too heavy for your vehicle. Big, steel rims on a small car can decrease handling ability. Heavy wheels are unsprung weight--not supported by your car's suspension-- and therefore useless for smoothing out the ride or improving balance in driving maneuvers.