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Alloy Wheels

Alloys are mixtures of metals or other elements.

Alloy wheels in the automotive industry are generally made from an alloy of aluminium or magnesium (which forms the basis of the common term “mags”).

Producing wheels using this method gives designers a huge amount of choice as to how the wheel will look, as well as creating a wheel that is as strong as steel at a much lighter weight.

Most cars these days have alloy wheels, though some base model vehicles still have heavier steel wheels that usually take a generic form and are covered by plastic covers named hub caps.