The Advantage of DTD Steel Wheels In The Winter

 In Car Care Tips, Winter Driving Tips, Winter Tires

Winter is just around the corner. Is your vehicle prepared? At Logel’s Auto Parts, we know the value of ensuring your ride is ready for the snow and sleet that awaits us this winter.

Part of that preparedness is having the right wheels.

This is why we’ve partnered up with the team at DTD Inc. DTD carries high-quality steel wheels that are perfect for navigating the often treacherous Canadian roads during the winter months.

DTD’s steel wheels fit almost every major vehicle on the market and, with over 190 models, there are plenty of designs and styles to choose from.

Here are four reasons you should consider putting on steel wheels this winter:

1. Steel wheels offer better protection than aluminium and alloy wheels.

“Steel wheels are usually installed during winter to protect wheels used in the summer from calcium, salt, gravel or other abrasives used to secure our roads,” explains DTD.

The last thing you want is to keep your aluminium or alloy wheels on all winter, just to see dents and nicks on them in the summer. This will undoubtedly ruin the aesthetic of your summer wheels.

2. Steel wheels save you time.

DTD writes, “Another advantage of the steel wheel is the economy of time and maintenance during periods of tire change.”

When you go and change your summer and winter tires, one of the first questions a mechanic will ask you is, “Are your winter tires on rims?”

If you have a separate set of rims for your winter tires, it takes much less time (and money!) to switch them each season.

3. Steel wheels cost much less than aluminium wheels.

“Steel is the metal of choice for most parts of a car, as it is cheap and can be made into different shapes quite easily. So it has always been an obvious choice to use for wheels,” says NDTV’s bike and car blog.

At roughly a third of the cost of aluminium wheels, the durability and price of a steel wheel make them the right choice for winter driving.

4. Mounting tires is stressful on the rubber.

On the topic of steel wheels, Rob MacGregor, an automotive journalist for the Globe and Mail writes, “Having dropped the better part of a grand on rubber, I wanted to protect this investment. Understand that mounting tires on any wheel is very stressful on the bead and sidewall. The process of mounting and un-mounting creates the risk of tearing the bead and possible sidewall distortion.”

Again, a great solution to this issue is having a separate set of steel wheels for your winter tires.

To find out more about DTD’s steel wheels and how Logel’s can help you get ready for winter, click here.

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