Wheels in Orlando, FL

Wheels in Orlando, FL

At Riker's Automotive and Tire, we stock a wide selection of wheels for customers in Orlando, FL, Williamsburg, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and surrounding areas.

Before you start shopping for a new set of wheels, use our wheel buying guide below, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel materials in order to find the best wheel to suit your needs. If you have any questions during your research, simply contact us online.

Riker's Automotive and Tire’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.

Every customer’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. 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 around, contact us today.

(407) 238-9800
5700 Central Florida Pkwy. • Orlando, FL 32821

Riker's Automotive and Tire in Orlando, FL

Riker's Automotive and Tire serves all of Orlando, FL, including the Central Florida Parkway, and residents of Williamsburg, FL and Kissimmee, FL. We're the closest auto shop to attractions like Sea World and Universal Studios, and we're near International Drive. Visit our professional staff of experienced mechanics for auto repairs, a new set of tires, or custom wheels to compliment your vehicle. From extensive repairs to preventative maintenance, our team has you covered! We only use the best quality products and go above and beyond to ensure complete customer satisfaction. We're open late for your convenience, provide local shuttle service, and have a comfortable waiting area for you to enjoy while you wait for your auto repair, tire service, or wheel installation. 

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Phone: (407) 238-9800
Fax: (407) 238-9990
Address: 5700 Central Florida Pkwy.
Orlando, FL 32821
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