If you’re one of these people that think it’s the same thing, don’t worry; that was me like a couple months ago. True story.
Some people think that rims are – well, rims. They consider wheels to be the actual tire around the rim. The reason for this is because people associate wheels with something that rolls back & forth; which is essentially, what a tire does. The truth is, wheels & rims are really, the exact same thing & tires are completely different.
There’s really no right or wrong way to address this “situation”; it actually really isn’t a situation if you really analyze it. I think it all depends on how you look at your Audi S5 rims (or whichever rims you have); if you want to call it a wheel, be my VIP guest (:
Always here to help,