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Expert Advice on Wheels, Rims and Performance Tire Selection

Here at Lloyd's, we want your car or truck to look its best and express your personal sense of style. We also want you to feel good driving it around our local roads, whether in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, or San Jose. Our huge selection of custom wheels and aftermarket rims is second to none. Great looking rims are usually the first option an owner considers when customizing, but keep in mind that rims also affect the car's performance.

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We want to ensure that you choose the right wheels and rims for your vehicle. The following options will help guide you through the wheel buying process, to make sure you get the appearance and performance you want.

  • 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.

Our team is made up of knowledgeable wheel and rim experts - who are also enthusiasts about making a car look and ride superbly! The experts at Lloyd’s are on the cutting edge of wheel style, wheel configuration and tire performance, and will always offer you custom advice on vehicle wheels and car rims. If you are in the market for a new set of performance tires, custom wheels or rims, then look to Lloyd's Tire & Auto Care.

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