Spokes on Alloy Wheels

July 29th, 2016

  Identifying how many spokes your factory wheels have! Sometimes, this is a simple task… but it can get a little complicated, too. Let the OEM wheel experts help you out a bit!

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Gas Octane Ratings

July 21st, 2016

  You know those buttons you push at the gas station with the numbers on them (87, 89, 91-93)? If you’re like me, you probably pick 87 because it’s the least expensive. Hey, no shame in saving money! However, do we know if that’s the right grade for our cars? Would your car benefit from […]

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Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional Oil

July 14th, 2016

This week, we’re gonna have synthetic oil and conventional oil duke it out. If you think like me, maybe this already crossed your mind: synthetic oil sounds like it wouldn’t be as good. I associate the word “synthetic” with “fake” or “unnatural,” so it has a negative connotation to me. I wouldn’t want to feed […]

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What Are Staggered Wheels?

July 7th, 2016

  When our customers call to purchase OEM wheels for their vehicle, sometimes we’ll ask them if their wheels are staggered or not. Many times, customers are unaware of what staggered means, much less know that their car has them! It all has to do with the size of the wheels. On most cars, both […]

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Lug Nut Styles

June 29th, 2016

  Lug nuts are what your OEM rims need in order to stay on your vehicle. You don’t want them to come off while driving! That would be… bad, to say the least. Unfortunately, manufacturers decided to make wheels with several different styles of lug nuts. If you’re planning to purchase some wheels, you might […]

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Preparing Your Car For A Road Trip!

June 22nd, 2016

Summer is here, and I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready to hit the road and take a little vacation! The question is, is your CAR ready? Here, we’re going to give you some tips and precautions to keep in mind before climbing into the good ol’ family car. If something goes wrong, […]

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Wheel Part Numbers!

June 15th, 2016

(Please note: OriginalWheels.com is not Hollander! We just utilize their numbering system for our stock wheels.) If you’ve spent some time browsing the used OEM wheels featured on our website, you’ve definitely come across something called a wheel part number. These are generally 3-5 digit numbers used to identify each wheel. The particular system we […]

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Wheel Care 101

June 9th, 2016

So, you’ve just bought yourself some used OEM wheels from our website! They should look immaculate; like-new. Or, maybe you already have some nice rims of your own. Either way, let’s do our best to try to maintain that beautiful shine, shall we? In this week’s blog, we’re going to teach you the methods of […]

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Finishing Up Your Wheels

June 3rd, 2016

 A List of the Most Common Wheel Finishes!   If you’ve ever looked at our website, chances are you’ve noticed that there are quite a few different OEM wheel finishes. We have our standard silver and polished, but what about ones like PVD chrome, cladded chrome, and hyper silver? Do all of these finishes even […]

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Checking Your Oil Level

May 24th, 2016

We’ve explained the importance of changing your oil, and what oil does for your car. But did you know there’s yet another crucial aspect regarding your oil? Yeah, we know, oil is a pretty big deal when it comes to your car. Let me level with you Remember when we talked about how oil acts as […]

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