One of the great features of a Mercedes-Benz luxury car is the high-end additions. One feature common among Mercedes-Benz models is premium alloy wheels. But do you know why alloy wheels are better than standard steel wheels? Let’s take a closer look at why alloy wheels are just another reason to go with Mercedes-Benz!
What Makes Alloy Wheels Better Than Steel Wheels?
While alloy wheels are not standard equipment on all new vehicles, you’ll notice many Mercedes-Benz models come equipped standard with Alloy Wheels. Alloy wheels are made with a blend of aluminum, magnesium, and nickel. These metals are superior to steel wheels which are made of – you guessed it: steel! and offer the driver performance, as well as style benefits.
Because alloy wheels are composed of a blend of aluminum, magnesium, and nickel, they are much lighter than steel wheels. A lighter wheel will offer performance benefits including faster acceleration and deceleration, as well as increased fuel efficiency. The mainly-aluminum makeup of Alloy wheels also improves your wheel’s ability to dissipate heat away from the brakes. During harsh winter conditions, keeping heat away from the brakes will reduce the risk of some sort of brake failure.
The biggest reason, however, alloy wheels are preferred over steel wheels is because they look better and are more customizable. Alloy Wheels Look Better than Steel WheelsThe aesthetic difference between Alloy and Steel Wheels is often reason enough for an upgrade. Alloy wheels are dynamic looking and give a car a luxurious look. Alloy wheels come in many different cast designs, and there are more customization options available for Alloy wheels than for Steel wheels.