Advantages Of Alloy Wheels
Why alloy wheels are better?
There are a lot of benefits or advantages of alloy wheels & those are.....
1. Increase Fuel Efficiency: - It is lighter than normal Steel rims. Lighter wheels can improve handling by reducing unsprang mass, allowing suspension to follow the terrain more closely and thus improve grip. . Reduction in overall vehicle mass can also help to reduce fuel consumption.
Note:-Unsprang mass:- In a ground vehicle with a suspension, the unsprang weight (or the unsprang mass) is the mass of the suspension, wheels or tracks (as applicable), and other components directly connected to them, rather than supported by the suspension. (The mass of the body and other components supported by the suspension is the sprung mass.) Unsprang weight includes the mass of components such as the wheel axles, wheel bearings, wheel hubs, tires, and a portion of the weight of driveshaft’s, springs, shock absorbers, and suspension links. If the vehicle's brakes are mounted outboard (i.e., within the wheel), their weight is also considered part of the unsprang weight
2.Improves Breaking: - Betterheat conduction or Thermal conduction can help dissipate heat from the brakes, which improves braking performance in more demanding driving conditions and reduces the chance of diminished brake performance or even failure due to overheating.
Note: - Thermal conduction is the transfer of heat (Internal energy) by microscopic collisions of particles and movement of electrons within a body. Heat spontaneously flows from a hotter to a colder body.
3.Higher Strength: - Alloy wheels are more strengthen than normal steel wheels due to its low ductility Normally Alloy wheels are far less likely to get bent in case of minor accidents
Note: - In material science, ductility is a solid material's ability to deform under tensile or comprehensive stress; this is often characterized by the material's ability to be stretched into a wire.
4.Corrosion – resistant: - Alloys won't corrode, so they have a much better life than normal wheels.
Note: - Corrosion is a natural process. It is the gradual destruction of materials (usually metals) by chemical and/or electrochemical reaction with their environment.
5. Looks: - The most important part which alloys attracts us is the looks when it fitted with your vehicle.
6. Increase Tyre life: - As we know the higher the temperature on wheels the tyre wears fast. Due to thermal conduction alloy wheels reduces heat & cooled faster. Thus life of the tyre increases.
7. Comfort: - Alloy wheel is a better shock absorber. Thus ridding on alloy wheels is more comfortable than steel rim.