How to Find Your Wheel Size and Type
Need to replace a wheel on your car, truck, van or SUV? Not sure how to begin? Below is a quick reference for how to find the size and type of wheel you have on your vehicle.
First you should know the kind of wheel you have on your vehicle. Is it aluminum or steel? What kind of a finish does it have?
See the photos below to tell the difference between kinds of wheels.
After you figure out what kind of wheel you have on your vehicle you will have to know what size it is. This can be done quite easily by looking at your tire. Below is a close up photo of the wall of a tire. You will find a sequence of numbers usually like this P###/## R##. The numbers after the R indicate the size or diameter of your wheel. The most common wheel sizes are 14-18 although they can be smaller or larger depending on the type of vehicle.
Once you know the type and size of your wheel there are a few more details you should notice before you look for a replacement. First notice how many lug-nut holes you have in the center of your wheel. The lugs may be covered by your hub cap or center cap which can be easily removed. The number of lug-nut holes will make a difference for some kinds of vehicles. Next, if you have an aluminum wheel you should notice the design. How many spokes or holes does it have? What kind of finish does it have. There may have been many different wheel styles put on the same model and year of your vehicle. You should also be aware with both steel and aluminum wheels if yours has a tire pressure sensor.
Once you have gathered all of this information you are ready to begin looking for a replacement wheel for your vehicle.
And you know a great place to start? Call us at East Coast Auto Salvage! We will certainly try to provide you with the replacement wheel that you need. But if for some reason we don’t have we strongly recommend looking at your local Auto Recycling Facility before going to the dealer or another source.
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