The tyres-guru.co.uk store is happy to bring you the tyres you need. We are proud to be working with about 100 international tyre brands. However, we do not just specialise in tyres. Instead, you can shop for wheel and tyre packages as well. Check out steel rims and alloy rims at Tyres Guru. You get to decide whether you want to pair steel wheels or alloy wheels with winter tyres, summer tyres, or all-season tyres. Different tyre profiles and sizes are available for purchase. After all, we want these complete wheels to be a perfect match for most kinds of vehicles. Please be sure to use our handy tyre configurator to make sure that you are shopping the right kinds of tyres for your vehicle.
Once you decide on a combination of wheels and tyres, you'll be able to select your vehicle from the rim selector menu on Tyres Guru. This is really a nifty feature, as you're certain that you're looking at wheel options that will perfectly match your car. What's more, we'll even display the image of the vehicle and the wheel so that you can have a clear picture of how will your new rims complement the overall look of your automobile. Of course, VAT is included in the prices of all our complete wheel packages. If you prefer placing a separate order for alloy or steel rims for your car, you can do so as well.
It's not that black and white, making the right choice between steel wheels and alloy wheels. Both suffer from winter in their own respect. As sludge, snow, debris, and puddles become more and more of an everyday endeavour, rims, if not maintained will suffer. Steel rims are generally more susceptible to corrosion, as they aren't as lacquered as the alloy rims and, during winter time, scratches easily occur, once a small stone or an icicle get stuck between the hubcap and the rim, which introduces the rust to the rim right there. On the other hand, if not maintained regularly, alloy rims can fall victim to corrosion as fast. Say, you've picked up heavy dirt on the road and you haven't noticed it. It doesn't take long for that water-salt-debris concoction to dissolve the protective layers on your alloy rims and trigger corrosion. Also, as the chances of mechanical damage increase greatly during winter, alloy rims, being less sturdy than steel rims, can get damaged more. So, depending on the road conditions that surround you, you can make a sound choice between opting for steel wheels or alloy wheels.
If you're asking yourself - "What tyres do I need at this time of year?", you might want to go for all season tyres. This is because most people in the UK drive on the motorways and/or travel short distances. And with the British weather, this means the roads will be wet at worst. A good reason for selecting all season tyres over winter tyres is the fact that, judging by the multiple comparative tests performed in recent years, they seem to have shorter braking distances in wet conditions. An additional advantage is the fact that they can stay equipped even when warmer periods kick in. This saves money and time, as you won't have to change all four tyres once the season changes. This term, you'll result in slightly longer breaking distances in general compared to the summer tyres, as the latter do perform better in temperatures over 7 °C.
We work with over 2000 fitting partners throughout the UK so that you can drive the shortest distance possible and get your new wheels mounted for you swiftly and cheaply. Even though it's relatively easy to mount a complete wheel on your own, this way, you're sure it will be mounted by a professional, which is one less worry when thinking about the safety of your vehicle on the road.