Your tyre has a set of numbers and letters printed on the sidewall that indicate the tyre’s size and other features. You need to choose a wheel that will fit your current tyres, so look for the R (radial) number, which indicates the tyre’s diameter. The size of wheel you need is equal to this diameter measurement.
For example, if your tyre is labelled ‘ 225/45R17 W’, you’ll need to look at 17 inch wheels for your car.
The width of your alloy wheel can be found on the alloy itself. Typically located behind the spokes, a measurement is stamped into the wheel that indicates its width and size.
If your wheel says ‘6½J x 15H2′, the width is 6.5 inches.
Incidentally, this measurement also tells you the diameter of the wheel. In the example above, the wheel size is 15 inches. Be sure to check that this matches with your tyre size for a perfect fit.
CB stands for ‘centre bore’ and expresses the size of the hole in the centre of the wheel in millimetres.
PCD, or ‘pitch circle diameter’, indicates the pattern of spacing between the bolt holes in your wheel.
Provided in millimetres, a PCD number will tell you how many studs there are and the distance between the centres of opposite studs.
For example, a PCD of 4×100 tells you that there are 4 bolts and that there is a distance of 100mm between the centres of bolts situated opposite one another on the wheel.
ET measures the distance (in millimetres) between the centre of your wheel and the hub face where the wheel is fixed.
The ET tells you the offset of the wheel from this centre line and can be positive (more toward the road side of the wheel), negative (closer to the hub side), or 0 (on the centre line).
For example, ET15 indicates a positive 15mm offset between the centre line of the wheel and the fixing face.
Yes, you can buy two wheels from Alloys Direct. We currently offer sets of four wheels for sale online, but if you contact us, we would be very happy to accommodate your needs.
Yes. Please contact us to purchase an individual wheel, as we currently only offer sets of four wheels online.
Yes, some of the wheels we sell are available as staggered sets. We recommend you contact us to confirm that we have the appropriate staggered sizes in the wheels you want for your car.
A staggered set of wheels consists of normal width wheels for the two front tyres, and slightly wider wheels for the rear tyres. Fitting staggered alloy wheels gives your car a bold and distinctive look.
Because we supply our alloy wheels across the UK and Europe, it is difficult for Alloys Direct to suggest suppliers to fit our wheels to your car. Our best advice is to go with local recommendations for skilled workers who have experience fitting wheels.
There are two basic motivations for buying alloy wheels: looks and performance.
When you buy a new set of alloys, you can choose a style and design that you find attractive and that enhance the overall look of your car.
Alloy wheels also have numerous benefits on the performance of your car, including greater fuel efficiency, a longer-lasting wheel, improved performance and lifespan for tyres, tubes and brake system, fewer wheel repairs, and a more comfortable drive.
There are two ways to find your wheels. You can use the make / model filter above to find alloy wheels that should fit your car. When you see a style you like, click on the wheels, add them to your basket and proceed to checkout where you can then pay with PayPal.
Or you can use the drop down menu above to find your make and model, then choose from the wheels listed there.
Yes, we accept cheques. Please send your cheque to Alloys Direct, Hillview Road, High Bonnybridge, Falkirk, FK4 2ER. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Yes, you can pay with your credit card or debit card through PayPal; you don’t need to create a PayPal account.
Yes, when you provide your details during checkout, you will have the option to specify your shipping address and this may be different to your billing address.
Your order will be shipped using Parcelforce next day delivery. If you place a mainland UK order before 2pm, you should recieve your wheels the next day. You can read more about our delivery policy, or contact us for more information.
To return an order, please contact us to arrange collection. More information can be found in our returns policy.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns of wheels that have had tyres fitted to them.