What rims are best for winter tires?
Steel rims are often recommended with winter tires rather than aluminum wheels that can be purchased from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket for almost any vehicle. This is because the changes in temperatures over the winter months cause the metal to expand and contract.
Is it OK to use same rims for winter tires?
When you have your winter tires placed on their own rims, you are only paying for the balancing and installation of the tires. You will also save money on having to replace your rims in the future. When you use the same set of rims throughout the year, you run the risk of damage caused by snow, ice and salt.
Do you need a second set of rims for winter tires?
To avoid damaging your tires
Having a second set of wheels for your winter tires is also an advantage for tire wear. Each season, mounting, dismounting, and balancing tires causes premature wear in the tire’s bead area and can lead to an increased risk of air pressure loss.