Most vehicles purchased directly from a car dealership
are equipped with steel wheels. These wheels tend to be less expensive
to manufacturer and are typically stronger than alloy designs. However,
in most cases, they don’t always look as good as a set of alloy
Steel wheels can also be purchased as aftermarket accessories. Many
racing wheels are manufactured from steel because of its inherent strength.
Truck owners often purchase steel versions for the same reason.
Steel wheels are generally less expensive than alloy wheels as well.
They tend to stand up better to the rigors of everyday driving and are
much more forgiving when it comes to damage. Many people that own alloy
wheels will switch to steel during the winter months in order to minimize
damage from salted roads.