Alloy Wheel Buyer's Guide
Adding a set of alloy wheels can make a big difference to your car's style and performance. Take a look at our alloy wheels guide to help you find the best alloy wheels for your vehicle.
At Halfords we have a huge range of alloy wheel & tyre sets available to order both online and in-store. What's more, we can offer expert advice on choosing the right set to suit your car, and can even fit your alloys for you.
Take a look through the guidance below to find out more about the advantages that alloys can offer, and how to find the right set to match your car and your individual style.
Benefits Of Alloy Wheels
Style - Installing a set of alloys can dramatically improve your car's looks, and can even add value to your vehicle.
Lighter Weight - Alloys usually have a lower unsprung weight when compared to steel wheels. Unsprung weight (weight that is not supported by the car's suspension) is one of the most critical factors affecting a vehicle's road holding ability. By lowering the car's unsprung weight, alloys can provide more precise steering and can also reduce fuel consumption.
Improved Acceleration and Braking - By reducing the weight of the vehicle's rotational mass, alloy wheels provide more responsive acceleration and braking.
Added Strength and Rigidity - The added strength of a quality alloy wheel can significantly reduce wheel / tyre deflection in cornering, which is critical for cars with high-performance tyres.
Increased Brake Cooling - The metals in alloy wheels are excellent conductors of heat, reducing the risk of 'brake fade' under demanding conditions. Additionally, alloy wheels can be designed to allow more cooling air to flow over the brakes.
Finding The Best Alloy Wheels For You
We have a large selection of alloy wheels available to buy online or in-store. Take a look at our alloy wheel packages online, or head down to your local Halfords store, where specialist staff are on hand to offer advice the right alloy wheel and tyre package for your car.
Our store staff can order in alloy wheel & tyre sets from brands like Wolfrace, Calibre, Dezent, Dotz, Team Dynamics, BK Racing and KEI.
Buying an alloy wheel package means you'll have everything you need to fit your alloys in one go, and can also offer better value. What's more, all of our alloy sets have a 'Lowest Price Guarantee' which means if found cheaper within 20 miles of your local Halfords store, we'll match the price.
Alloy Wheel Fitting Guidance
You can find out whether our online alloy wheel packages will fit your car by navigating to the product on our alloy wheels page, then clicking on the 'Will It Fit' box.
We also have a wider range of fitments in-store. Our expert staff will also be able to advise on which alloy sets will fit your vehicle.
We offer a fantastic mobile alloy wheel fitting service, where trained professionals can install your alloys for £39.99 - contact your local Halfords for details.
Alloy Wheel Accessories - Locking Wheel Nuts and Spacers
As well as alloy wheel & tyre packages, we also sell some handy alloy wheel accessories. These include locking wheel nuts to help keep your alloys safe. You can use our online locking wheel nut lookup tool to find the right set for your vehicle.
We also sell alloy wheel spacers that you can use to adjust the offset of your wheels to prevent rubbing against your suspension or other parts.