Tire Rims

 

Replacement Rims for Your Vehicle's Tires

Shop for a wide variety of rims at Walmart Canada. These vehicle accessories are necessary for reducing friction while your car or truck moves. They also keep the tires intact so the rubber can properly meet the road. Rims in this category are available in a wide variety of colours, styles and materials —browse the ones that fit your vehicle at Walmart Canada.

Rim Diameter

One of the most important things to consider when sizing rims for tires is their overall size. A rim's diameter is measured in inches, and it's typically stamped on its surface. At Walmart Canada, you can find the size clearly listed in the specifications. Common rim sizes include 15, 16 and 17 inches, and they vary based on the make and model of the car. 

You can check your vehicle's manual or measure the current rims on your car wheels to see what size it's designed to take. 

Not all tires will fit all rim sizes, so make sure to check your tire size as well to ensure it will fit on the rim.

Bolt Pattern

Consider the bolt pattern when choosing your rims to ensure it fits your vehicle. Bolt patterns can consists of 4, 5, 6 or 8 lug nut holes. Bolt pattern also consists of the distance between lug nuts. For example, a common Volkswagen bolt pattern is 4x100, which means there are four lug nut holes and they're 100mm across from the opposing hole.

To determine your vehicle's bolt pattern, you can look in your vehicle's manual or count the number of lug nuts and measure the distance  between them with your tape measure in millimeters.

Styles of Rims

Rims are available in a wide variety of styles, and since it's one of the first things people see when they look at cars or SUVs, many people enjoy taking time to choose a set that looks attractive on their vehicle.

Shop for modern-looking styles from brands such as ULTRA in black or platinum. Other brands, such as RIDLER, have options that feature matte black fan blade-like spokes and a contrasting white rim for an eye-catching look while you're on the road. Other unique finishes include desert tan and shiny chrome.

Consider a Second Set of Wheels

If you're like many Canadians that sport winter tires for improved traction and stability when traversing through ice and snow, it's a good idea to have a second set of rims for those winter tires. 

If your two sets of tires share a set of rims, you run the risk of premature wear on your tire bead, which can ultimately cause an air pressure leak. To remove all-season tires from rims and then put on new winter ones takes a fair amount of manipulation of the rubber. By spending money upfront on a second set of rims, you'll save on annual mounting, balancing and dismounting costs each winter.

Wheel Skins

If you're looking for a simple way to update the look of your existing rims, wheel skins are a good solution. They come in a variety of finishes, one of the most popular being chrome, and act a bit like wheel covers; however, they're more specific to your rim variety, as they tend to match its style and shape exactly. They're made to fit specific makes, models and years of cars and SUVs, so be sure to double check that the style you want is going to fit your vehicle.

 

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