Liberty Auto Repair

4.8 star rating by 430 Reviews

Hometown Tire & Auto is hiring an automotive technician!

Click here to apply!

Monthly Archives: May 2023

Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Wheel Sizes

Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Wheel Sizes

Wheel size is a hot topic in the automotive world, as many drivers choose to customize their wheels and tires for aesthetic or performance reasons. But how does wheel size affect the vehicle’s performance, handling, fuel economy, and safety? In this blog post, we will explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of different wheel sizes and how to choose the best one for your vehicle. Wheel Size and Performance The effect that wheel size has on the overall performance of a vehicle is quite big. Larger wheels typically increase unsprung weight, while smaller wheels decrease it. This can influence acceleration, handling, and braking performance. Larger wheels need more power to roll because of their increased surface area. This can reduce the vehicle’s responsiveness and agility, especially in stop-and-go traffic or on hilly roads. They also affect the vehicle's aerodynamics negatively. On the other hand, smaller wheels need less power from the en ... read more

Hometown Tire and Auto is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Hometown Tire and Auto (936) 336-7662 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.