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Wheels in Merriam, KS

At Auto Worlds, we make it easy to find the right set of wheels. From our wheel shop in Merriam, KS, we proudly serve the greater region, including Prairie Village, and Olathe. When you need rims and performance tires at an honest price, let our team take care of you like family. 

When you stop in to our tire store and auto repair facility in Merriam, expect only the best. From the service you receive to the advice given by our experienced team of professionals, Auto Worlds takes into account every detail to give you the best possible partner in automotive care - and that includes wheels!

Before you start shopping for a new set of wheels in Merriam, read our wheel guide and research the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials. This will ensure you make an informed decision and buy the best wheel for your driving needs. If you have any wheel questions, contact us online.

Auto Worlds’s Wheel Buying Guide

  • Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
  • Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
  • Chrome is an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.

Wheels & Rims: The Manufacturing Process

  • Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
  • Machined Wheels: The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
  • Forged Wheels: The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.

The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:

  • Size: Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
  • Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will improve maneuverability and braking performance.
  • Terrain: Where do you drive most often? Wheels should be selected based on their primary function.

Your criteria for buying wheels will be different than another customer's criteria. We urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our wheel sales staff is comprised of wheel and rim experts who remain on the cutting edge of wheel style, configuration, and performance.

For the best wheel buying experience around, contact us today.

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Merriam, KS 66202
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Olathe, KS 66061
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