BMW Wheels & Tires
German automotive manufacturers produce a wide variety of vehicles, including premium brand names such as BMW, Audi, Mercedes, and Porsche. These are typically considered to be more “up market” automobiles, and the quality of their construction is, on the whole, extremely good.
BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) began its business history in 1913, when a man named Herr Karl Friedrich Rapp founded an Airplane Engine manufacturing firm called Rapp-Motorenwerke, which would later grow into the world-renowned BMW. The circular form of the company’s emblem, which was derived from the round picture of a whirling propeller, is a monument to the company’s early beginnings and is still in use today.
Now producing highly sought-after automobiles, the majority of them are delivered with alloy wheels installed in order to maintain their reputation as a high-end manufacturer.
However, several top-tier automobile manufacturers are now going one step further in their quest to make their automobiles more appealing while also strengthening their brand image. This is, of course, the hub emblem or center cap for the wheel. Most of the higher-end automakers include them as standard equipment, especially with their top-of-the-line vehicles. Because there is an increasing trend among young people to collect these pieces of finery, purchasing replacements from your dealer may become a costly endeavor. Unfortunately, this is becoming an increasingly common trend among young people.
Several automobile manufacturers have begun to experiment with the actual diameters of their wheels as part of their ongoing effort to make their more contemporary vehicles more appealing to the general public. The newest fashion is to have a bigger surface area of wheel on show, with a thinner, slimmer-looking ring of black rubber encircling it, as opposed to the previous style.
BMW Locking Nuts are now available for purchase to keep your wheels from being stolen. A increasing trend in BMW wheel theft, which is in some ways unintentionally encouraged by BMW’s own drive to improve the appearance of their goods, is unfortunately becoming more prevalent.
For the most part, BMW wheel locks are sold in sets of four (as you might expect), and they are painted black to match the black studs that are standard on all BMW cars. They are also equipped with specially coded heads that can only be unlocked with the key that comes with the set. If you lose or misplace the key for your Wheel Locks, don’t be discouraged; a coded replacement may be obtained from your local BMW shop.
One word of caution: these Wheel Locks are only available in one conventional factory-manufactured length, and if your BMW is equipped with wheel spacers, you will be unhappy since they will not fit.