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Expert Advice on Wheels, Rims and Performance Tires

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Wheels in Athens, GA

Here at University Tire we want your car or truck to look its best. That's why we offer you the latest wheels on the market from leading brands like MHT Luxury Alloys and Wheel Pros.

We have many sizes and styles available to upgrade your stock rims, and we offer leveling kits that can give you the extra ground clearance you need for bigger tires and wheels.

We want you to feel good driving your car or truck down the streets in Athens, GA or Loganville, GA, so that's why having a nice set of wheels or rims crucial. The selection of wheels and rims here at University Tire is second to none.

Use the wheel catalog above to explore your options and discover how different wheel styles look on your vehicle make and model. You can also visit us during our hours of operation to talk with a knowledgeable member of our team.

We serve customers in Athens, GA, Loganville, GA, Bogart, GA, and surrounding areas.

Wheel Buying Guide

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.

  • 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.

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University Tire

University Tire is an important part of the greater Athens, Loganville and Watkinsville, GA region. University Tire is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around Athens, Georgia. Customer service is the foundation of our business, whether you come to us when you need automotive repairs, an oil change, or a new set of tires. University Tire employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at University Tire, as well. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Trust University Tire to take care of your automotive needs. Call us today, book online, or visit any of our stores for personalized service.

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Phone: (706) 543-6725
Fax: (706) 208-0099
Address: 1170 Mitchell Bridge Road
Athens, GA 30606
Phone: (770) 554-1616
Fax: (770) 554-2493
Address: 3945 Atlanta Hwy
Loganville, GA 30052
Phone: (706) 548-2224
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Address: 3128 Lexington Rd.
Athens, GA 30605

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