The vehicle wheels, also known as rims, are the circular metal objects on which the tires ride. There are a variety of wheels available today, each with various size and designs and made from a variety of materials. The size, design and make of a wheel are usually based on the type of vehicle they will be fitted into. Common wheel sizes being manufactured and sold today ranges from 14 inches in diameter, for the small and old cars, to large 20- to 21-inch wheels used for larger vehicles like vans and trucks. Common materials used for the manufacture of these wheels are magnesium, steel, cast aluminum and billet aluminum.
The quality of the wheels a vehicle is equipped with has a large impact on the total performance of a vehicle. The wheels of a car are connected by bolts and nuts to its axle, and these axles are further connected to the transmission and various transmission parts. The power generated by a car's engine is transferred to the transmission and distributed over the wheels for the vehicle to move. With the wheels as the final recipient of the power generated, the total performance of your car would largely depend on the wheels.
Aside from the original Toyota wheels that your vehicle is equipped with upon purchase, or the various replacement Toyota rims available on your local dealership, there are also aftermarket and custom Toyota wheels that you can use to replace the stock Toyota wheels. These aftermarket and custom wheels comes in various designs and made from different materials that can give your car a distinctive look. Just be careful every time you have to purchase these wheels, as they may not match the quality of the originals. Also, one must give particular attention to its offset and backspacing so that it would perfectly fit on your car.