Choosing and maintaining the wheels of your electric vehicle in winter.

How to choose and maintain the wheels of your electric vehicle in Winter?

Characteristics to Consider When Choosing Wheels for an Electric Vehicle in Winter.

Characteristics of Electric Vehicles for Wheel Selection

Electric vehicles (EVs) are heavier than internal combustion engine vehicles due to the batteries. The chosen wheels must have a load capacity to support the vehicle's weight, passengers, and cargo. The weight of the wheels can slightly influence the vehicle's range, so lighter wheels can help extend the EV's range, especially in areas with limited charging.

Winter-related Characteristics for Wheel Selection

Choosing winter-appropriate wheels with better corrosion resistance is crucial. For EVs, load capacity and aerodynamics are critical factors. The wheels must support the additional weight of the batteries and preserve aerodynamics to maintain battery autonomy.

New RTX Wheel Models Specific to EVs.

Specific Model for Tesla Vehicles.

The Alto model is produced with Flowforged technology, offering sturdy and lightweight wheels. Suited for various Tesla models, Alto is ideal for winter or replacing damaged OEM wheels.

Frost Model.

The Frost wheel is both elegant and durable, featuring a classic five-spoke design with additional raised edges, creating a breathtaking look. It has been designed for greater strength and durability. If you appreciate this style, there is likely a Frost wheel that suits your vehicle.

RS05 Model.

The RS05 is a Flow Forged wheel, making it stronger and lighter than a conventional low-pressure cast wheel. This model can be used on a wide variety of cars and is also EV-approved!

How to Maintain Your Wheels in Winter?

Why is it important to maintain your wheels?

Avoid Premature Wear

Winter poses various hazards that require special attention to the maintenance of your vehicle's wheels and rims.

Dirt, salt, and debris accumulated on the rims can lead to premature wear. Poorly maintained wheels can also result in uneven tire wear, affecting road holding and overall vehicle performance.

Warranty and Coverage for Damages

Certain elements are covered by the RTX wheel warranty, including varnish detachment, varnish or finish defects, misalignments, poorly machined holes, and air leaks. It is crucial to understand the non-covered elements, which can be found here.

CLEANING WHEELS WITH A PAINTED FINISH

It is recommended to avoid chemical cleaners for painted wheels. Wash them with a mild detergent for automotive finishes. Use a soft glove or sponge to avoid scratches and apply wax several times a year to protect the finish.

MAINTAINING YOUR ALLOY WHEELS

Preventive maintenance will prevent damage to the finish. Before installation, apply a non-abrasive wax. Clean regularly with a mild soap and water, avoiding abrasive cleaners. Reapply a layer of wax at least once per season.

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Traction - dry road

Dry-road traction is a tire's ability to brake effectively and respond well to the steering wheel on dry roads.

Traction - wet road

Wet traction is a tire's resistance to hydroplaning and its ability to provide safe driving in wet conditions.

Traction - snowy road

Snow-covered road traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely snow-covered pavement.

Traction - icy road

Ice traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely ice-covered pavement.

Durability

Durability refers to how many kilometres a tire can go before it stops performing.

Comfort/noise

Comfort refers to the ride quality of a tire and the noise it emits on the road.