An alloy is defined as a mixture of a metal and other elements. Alloy wheels are made from a combination of aluminum or magnesium. These wheels provide greater strength over pure metals and can be more malleable.

Though steel is a common alloy used for wheels, the terminology of an alloy wheel typically is reserved for nonferrous/non-iron or steel alloy wheels. These wheels look especially dynamic on the smoothly designed BMW vehicle.

Alloy Wheel Features and Benefits

Lighter wheels improve handling on a car by reducing mass, allowing for more suspension and better grip on various terrains as well as better fuel consumption rates. However, not all alloy wheels are lighter than steel wheels.

Better heat conduction as well as a more open wheel design in the alloy wheel can help keep heat away from the brakes, which improves brake performance especially in more demanding driving conditions. These factors also decrease the chance of poor brake performance or even brake failure because of overheating.

An aluminum alloy wheel is designed to recall the crossed spokes of a wire wheel. Alloy wheels are often used for aesthetic purposes, as they can look smoother and cleaner with their bare-metal finishes. However, cheaper alloys are usually not resistant to corrosion and must be sealed with paint or wheel covers. After three to five years of driving use, these wheels will begin to corrode. In contrast to steel wheels, alloy wheels are more likely to corrode on your BMW.

What to do When Your Alloy Wheels are Cracked

The alloy wheels on your BMW can crack due to a number of reasons. Exposure to sunlight, flat tires, and extended use are a few of them. Alloy wheels can also crack if BMW drivers run into curbs or other abrupt, elevated surfaces.

Especially with flat tire-related cracks in the alloy wheels of your BMW, this issue must be addressed right away in order to maintain both personal safety and the performance of your vehicle. Safe driving and taking regular care of your car’s wheels and the overall vehicle itself is recommended in order to prevent cracking in the alloy wheels of your car. However, if you do run into an issue with a cracked alloy wheel, Dell’s Service Center is at your service.

Maintaining your vehicle should not be a complicated process. At Dell’s, we provide the most comprehensive repairs and the best quality of customer service at the lowest prices. Instead of waiting in long lines at expensive and unreliable dealerships, come to Dell’s for a better experience all around. You’ll leave knowing your alloy wheels are fixed correctly the first time and will last you for years to come.

As car enthusiasts ourselves, we understand how important it is to maintain the style, performance, and overall quality of your BMW and our mechanics are dedicated to repairing or replacing your alloy wheels to the best they can be.

Dell’s Service Center

Located on Vanderperren Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dell’s Service Center is Green Bay’s premier European auto repair facility. We service a number of brands of European cars, including the stylish BMW. We provide a variety of services for your car and are the best dealership alternative in the city.


You can rely on us every time to fix your cracked alloy wheels and anything else that could be wrong with your prized BMW. Our expert technicians have years of experience working with all types of BMW wheels and can easily diagnose issues and come up with solutions. Whether you need a repair or a replacement, our mechanics will recommend the best, most cost-effective course of action for you to take in order to restore your BMW to its full performance.

At Dell’s, we are dedicated to providing customers in the Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay, WI area with the best quality of service every time. Trust Dell’s Service Center to fix your alloy wheels right the first time, with the closest care, and the best customer service possible. We look forward to earning your repeat business for your service center needs.

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