Thanks to the internet becoming so accessible, customers have a greater number of choices and the ability to compare products and prices with ease. For that reason, you no longer have to depend on your car’s manufacturer and the outrageous prices they charge for replacement parts like wheels. To fight this, manufacturers are trying to discredit the quality of replica wheels, leading many consumers to wonder if replica wheels are as safe as OEM wheels in the first place. Here’s what you need to know.
Despite what your manufacturer may tell you, replica wheels are designed with the same professional quality and strength OEM wheels have; the process in which they’re created, however, can vary. Replica wheel manufacturers like us may forge our rims with precision details, while the original manufacturer may use simple casting molds to expedite the process. Taking a look at our 2019 Nissan Altima wheels, you can see that their style and design is indistinguishable from the original, but at a far more reasonable price. The only difference is that our rims lack the original manufacturer’s style and branding for obvious reasons.
A common misunderstanding is a belief that replica wheels are the same as counterfeit wheels. Counterfeit wheels, however, are often trying to deceive you by mimicking branding and logos to make you believe you’re buying OEM wheels. Replica wheels, however, are of professional quality and meet the quality and safety standards of the original manufacturer. In this way, you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a high-quality product although the wheels lack the branding you might expect.
As a result of our quality, you needn’t worry about replica wheels harming your car’s resale value either. In fact, many dealers of pre-owned cars have been outfitted with replica wheels because it’s much cheaper than getting new rims from the manufacturer while still providing the same quality and durability.
An important consideration when researching whether replica wheels are as safe as OEM wheels are the standards replicas are held to in comparison to OEM wheels. Primarily, replica wheels can’t infringe on the rights of a manufacturer’s designs, so you’ll notice small differences or alterations in the design of our wheels. This doesn’t compromise the quality, however, as our rims go through extensive testing to ensure we’re providing a high-quality product. Why overpay for OEM wheels when replica wheels will do the same job for a much more affordable price?