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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find my wheel size?

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.

How do I find my wheel width?

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 ‘J 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.

What is the CB (centre bore) measurement?

CB stands for ‘centre bore’ and expresses the size of the hole in the centre of the wheel in millimetres.

What is the PCD measurement?

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.

What is the ET (offset) measurement?

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.

Can I buy two wheels?

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.

Do you sell tyres?

At this point in time, Alloys Direct does not sell tyres.

Can I buy a 5th wheel for my spare tyre?

Yes. Please contact us to purchase an individual wheel, as we currently only offer sets of four wheels online.

Do you do staggered wheels?

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.

What are staggered wheels?

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.

I can't fit my own wheels, what should I look for in a supplier?

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.

Why should I buy alloy 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.

How do I place an order?

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.

Do you accept cheques

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.

I don't have a PayPal account, can I still pay by credit card?

Yes, you can pay with your credit card or debit card through PayPal; you don’t need to create a PayPal account.

Can I have my wheels delivered to another address?

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.

How is my order shipped?

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.

How do I return an order?

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.

About Us

Alloys Direct is a well established alloy wheel business with a history in wholesale trade. We offer our growing range of quality alloy wheels at the best possible prices directly to the public.

We welcome trade enquiries.