How much is a new car rim?

I hit a pothole and cracked my rim. I wanted to make some upgrades to my car anyway, so I might as well change them all. How much is a new car rim?

Answer
If you are ready for a new look, there are countless rim styles to choose from. Depending on the type and material you prefer, the cost can start as low as $30 and go up to well over $100 per rim.
You have three materials to choose from:
  • Steel: This is the most basic and affordable option.
  • Alloy: Alloy rims are currently more popular than steel rims due to multiple finish options. But they aren’t as resilient as steel, so you may get more scratches and dings.
  • Chrome: Chrome wheels are not 100% chrome; instead, they are chrome coated. These are the most expensive option and popular for luxury vehicles. They are pretty durable and come in countless styles.
It would be wise to consult with a professional tire and body shop to direct you on proper installation and the most stylish options within your budget.
Another thing to consider is how this update will impact your car insurance policy. Updated rims are considered a modification to your car. You’ll want to contact your insurance provider and relay the value of the rims and the cost of installation so that the rims will be adequately covered in the event of an accident.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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