Custom Wheel Buyers Guide

Lifted trucks are a sight for sore eyes. If you want to add a little personality to your ride, a lift kit can do the trick. At Hebert’s Custom Automotive in Abbeville LA, we’ve got the right lift kit for you.

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Hebert’s Custom Automotive’s Wheel Buying Guide

  • Alloy Wheels are light wheels with improved performance characteristics. These light wheels increase cornering and steering precision, and decrease road feedback for better braking response.
  • Steel Wheels are heavier wheels that provide vehicles with a lower center of gravity. Steel wheels are perfect for harsh road conditions in the snow or off-road over rugged terrain, but lack other performance capabilities because of the added weight.
  • Chrome is an aesthetically pleasing finish applied to both alloy and steel wheels. Chrome wheels are sought by drivers concerned with cosmetic appearance. While chrome wheels are known for their metallic mirrored shine, durability, and strength, they require regular attention and cleaning to maintain their visual appeal.

Wheels & Rims: The Manufacturing Process

  • Cast Wheels: Aluminum wheels are manufactured through a process of pouring molten aluminum into a mold. The shape of the wheel is formed through a process of gravity or pressure casting.
  • Machined Wheels: The machining process combines casting, heating, spinning, and precise pressurization to fill a mold with molten aluminum and shape the wheel.
  • Forged Wheels: The forging process takes a solid piece of aluminum and molds the wheel through high heat and extreme pressure. The result is a light, dense, and strong wheel.

The right set of wheels depends on vehicle characteristics and desired ride quality. When choosing wheels for your car, truck, or SUV, consider the following:

  • Size: Various wheel sizes and weights hold different performance characteristics. If you plan on upgrading your current wheel size, be sure to consider the maximum wheel size allowance on your vehicle.
  • Weight: Wheel weight impacts vehicle performance. Heavier wheels increase braking distance and reduce handling, while lighter wheels will improve maneuverability and braking performance.
  • Terrain: Where do you drive most often? Wheels should be selected based on their primary function.

Every customer’s criteria for buying wheels is different, so we urge you to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our service staff is comprised of wheel and rim experts who remain on the cutting edge of wheel style, configuration, and performance.

For the best wheel buying experience around, contact Hebert’s Custom Automotive at (337) 354-6267.

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Hebert’s Custom Automotive

“Can’t say enough great things about these guys. The 158 miles drive was worth every mile. Dray went above and beyond to make my truck awesome, and even helped fix some stuff that was installed crappy before I bought the truck. If you want cheap and quick look somewhere else. If you want perfection, quality and a reasonable price this is your shop.” -Jason Austin

“These guys get the job done. I liked the way they answer questions as needed and worked to make things easier. They helped me make decision based on what I wanted. My truck was in and out. Estimated time for the job done was on the money. They did my 7.5 inch lift with my deep dish moto metal rim. Job well done. I would recommend these guys to anyone. Thanks for the job guys. My satisfactory is at 100%.” -Blake Dartez

“This is a great establishment with excellent service! Brought the 2011 F250 in for some new tires, stabilizer shocks, straight pipe with a delete and a tune. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome and ended up getting more hp an better fuel mileage for a great price!  Dray answered all questions I had an helped me out with potential upgrades in the future.  I would Highly recommend this shop an I look forward to conducting business here again.” -James Evans II

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10906 LA Hwy 167, Abbeville, Louisiana 70510

Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM–5PM | Sat-Sun Closed

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(337) 354-6267

Hebert's Custom Automotive

10906 LA Hwy 167
Abbeville, Louisiana 70510
Phone: (337) 354-6267
Email: hebertscustomautomotive@yahoo.com

Custom Automotive Shop in Abbeville LA