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Winter Weather and Your Factory Wheels

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:37:38 +0000

Happy February everyone! For this week’s blog, we’re not going to be going too in-depth on winter OEM wheels or snow tires; we already touched on that a while ago. Now that we’re heading into February, you probably already have your set of winter rims. Now all we have to do is make sure we take care of […]



“Like-New”? The Condition of our Wheels

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:20:09 +0000

We advertise most of our OEM rims as being “like-new” unless otherwise stated. Sometimes, customers call in and are a little confused about that wording. So, are they new? Are they used? What does this all mean?? Take a deep breath, relax, and we’ll break it down. They look like new… but without the new price! We specialize […]



Winter Wheels and Rims

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:02:52 +0000

‘Tis almost the season… for winter tires and rims, so let’s start getting ready today! At OriginalWheels.com, we don’t sell tires, so we’re not experts in the tire department. Sorry! What we can tell you is that winter tires are specifically made to handle all kinds of road conditions – even light snow. We’re located here in sunny SoCal, and […]



History of the Wheel

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:05:18 +0000

Do you know what one of the most important inventions of all time is? I’ll give you a hint: it’s NOT sliced bread, though sliced bread IS pretty great. 😉 All jokes aside, the wheel is widely regarded as one of the most important inventions of all time. Some might look at it as nothing […]



Bent Wheels and Rims

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:26:08 +0000

“Our wheels will spin straight, round, and true!” That’s a phrase we like to say quite often, because we mean it! But what exactly do we mean by that?     Whenever we go out and purchase used OEM wheels for our inventory, we like to put them on a wheel balancer in order to see […]



Directional Wheels

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:29:56 +0000

We know there are descriptions like front and rear that determine where your OEM wheels go on your car… but have you heard of right and left wheels? Much like staggered (front and rear) wheels, directional (left and right) wheels do not really offer anything different in terms of performance. Their purpose is pretty much just aesthetic; […]



Replicas and Original Wheels

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:15:34 +0000

Replica wheels can be a great alternative to the factory original wheels; they’re usually cheaper and look just like the originals! Let’s take a look at an example:   The wheels above are both part number 65432, machined and silver Mercedes OEM rims. Just by looking at the picture, it’s hard to tell which is […]



How To Measure Your Bolt Pattern

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:59:43 +0000

It’s common for customers to need to know the bolt pattern of their OEM wheels in order to figure out if another set of rims will fit on their vehicle. Is there a way to do this without calling the dealer or looking it up? Yes there is! There’s a way you can do this […]



Front-Wheel Drive vs. Rear-Wheel Drive

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:46:22 +0000

It’s pretty amazing just how differently cars can be made… thankfully, these two driving systems aren’t nearly as easy to mix up as four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. That said, what are the differences between front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD)? Why would someone want to pick one over the other? Does it even […]



Four-Wheel Drive vs. All-Wheel Drive

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:42:09 +0000

Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are terms that can easily be mixed up. They sound similar, but they aren’t the same thing. At first, I thought they were just terms that could be used interchangeably, since using FOUR of your wheels would be using ALL of them… but as it turns out, they’re different. They accomplish […]