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3091 N Water Street
Decatur, IL 62526
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Wheels in Decatur, IL

Get the Perfect Look with Custom Wheels

Palmer Tire & Auto Service stocks a wide selection of custom wheels and wheel accessories for customers in Decatur, IL, Mount Zion, IL, Moroa-Forsight, IL, and surrounding areas. Great looking vehicles ride on great looking wheels. Visit our shop today to browse our wheel catalog and find the perfect rims.

Wheel Accessories

Good on wheels? We also stock accessories for wheels, including:

  • Lug Nuts
  • Lug Bolts
  • Wheel Locks
  • Wheel Caps
  • Spacers
  • Adapters
  • Hub Rings
  • And More

Call (217) 875-4266 if you have any questions on our inventory, or  contact us online.

Palmer Tire & Auto Service’s Wheel Buying Guide

Before you shop for wheels, check out our wheel buying guide below to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials.

  • 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.

Every customer’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions. Our service 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 and wheel accessory selection around, contact us today.

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