We Buy Rims
Looking for places that buy rims? Blackburn OEM Wheel Solutions will purchase your 2008 or newer used OEM Rims. Sell used rims? No inventory is too large! Check out our buying programs for more information on selling used rims. Please note, we do not purchase custom or aftermarket rims. We only purchase Original Equipment Manufacturer alloy and steel rims.
we buy rims
Blackburn has several programs you can utilize to sell used rims. Get more information on our wheel buying programs, our exclusive URG Core Value Program, and the Dismantler Selling Program. Let us clear out your used rims inventory! At Blackburn, it has never been easier to sell used rims.
Looking for some extra cash? We have a guide to help you sell your rims fast! The two key factors in selling your rims quickly will be the quality of the rims and doing the work for the buyer ahead of time. Here is how to sell rims fast:
Do your research. Look up the same rims that you are selling. Try to find a common price range for the same type, size and condition that you are trying to sell. If you want to sell them fast, price them cheaper than the average. Even as little as $10 or $20 less than the average can set you apart for a fast sell.
First, size your rims. Do some research to find all the cars that will fit your rims. List the most common cars first! Doing this work for your potential customers will set you apart. This small amount of work will help your rims sell fast!
If you share the same set of rims between both sets of tires, you may want to consider acquiring an extra 4 rims specifically for your winter tires. Even though it may carry a large up front cost, having an extra set of rims for your winter tires is beneficial for your vehicle, your tires and, ultimately, your bank account.
First and foremost, the upfront costs of additional rims will save you money in the long run. Most auto shops charge an additional fee to remove tires from the rim and place a different tire on the rim. When you have your winter tires placed on their own rims, you are only paying for the balancing and installation of the tires.
You will also save money on having to replace your rims in the future. When you use the same set of rims throughout the year, you run the risk of damage caused by snow, ice and salt. Also, having tired removed and placed onto the rim over and over will cause unnecessary wear and tear to the rims.
When it comes to choosing a set of rims for your winter tires, you have a choice between steel and alloy rims. Cost-wise, steel rims are less expensive but alloy rims are available in a wide price range. Before you get caught up on sticker prices, consider which rim is more appropriate for your needs.
These days, most new vehicles are sold with large alloy wheels. These rims have a big diameter which means they require big (and often expensive) tires. If you decide to purchase a second set of rims for winter, you can go for smaller wheels that'll fit with smaller tires, which are generally cheaper. You can also choose steel wheels, a cheap alternative, which is quite popular during winter in Eastern Canada.
2. To Avoid Damaging Your TiresPurchasing an extra set of rims for winter will also help you keep your winter tires in good shape. Mounting and dismounting every season leads premature wear on the tire bead, causing a higher risk of air pressure leak. Having a second set of wheels automatically lowers the number of manipulation of your eight tires and prevents them from wearing or tearing prematurely.
In conclusion, getting a second set of wheels for winter is an excellent decision if you plan on driving the same vehicle for over three years. Although it might seem like a big expense at first, this extra set of rims will make your life a whole lot simpler, minimize the wear of your tires and wheels and help you save money.
Replica wheels will forever be a tempting option for the budding car modifier, considering the huge cost of purchasing a full set of high-end rims. Replica wheels can be found for as little as 70 online, making them a mouth-watering prospect if they look the part and would give your car a whole new look.
The finish and durability of a replica wheel will also potentially be poor in comparison to an OEM wheel. Proper wheel manufacturers apply protective coatings and resins to their wheels to protect them from moisture, dirt and pesky stone chips. Not only does this finishing touch protect the wheel from unwanted corrosion and damage, it will also keep your rims looking as fresh as the day they left the factory after a good clean.
Many businesses don't accept trade-ins, but we at Grace Huron Tires & Rims LLC believe in rewarding our customers for making the most of their auto parts. We take tires, rims, parts, and batteries whether live or dead.
To have more confidence in your purchase of new rims and wheels or refurbishment of damaged alloys, one needs to develop a better understanding of how damages directly affect car performance. Damaged rims or bent wheels may have a significant impact on the quality of your drive in several ways which we have listed below:
There are several common causes of rim and wheel damage, some obvious and others more subtle. We have outlined the typical types of damage causing incidents to help you determine how extreme the damages to your rims and wheels:
In most cases, big lug holes and wide cracks will require you to purchase a new set of rims. This is because most repair solutions make use of techniques that strip damages to the surface of the rims. When damages are more pronounced and would require extensive welding work to repair, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a new set.
Rims that are bent, have light scratches, or have excessive amounts of baked-on brake dust can usually be easily repaired by a wheel repair specialist. Through the use of rim straighteners, CNC lathes, and other high-tech equipment in their workshops, these specialists are able to repair rims to look virtually brand new as well as remove performance-reducing problems at a relatively affordable rate.
If you are looking to save then repairing your rims may offer a solution that does not break your bank. Furthermore, rim and wheel reparations will help maintain the lifespan of your beloved set. However, in cases where damages are irreparable or if you have received a quote that comes in a little under the cost of an entirely new set, then you may wish to consider some brand new wheels and rims.
In the public's mind, aluminum (or alloy, whichever you prefer) rims have all the sex appeal of your next dental cleaning. This post started off with the title "The Future of Alloy Rims" but in writing it, it quickly showed itself to be two halves of one discussion. So I'll start with what I perceive to be the challenges facing alloy rims, and an explication of the reasons why a discussion of alloy rims makes your pulse race precisely not at all.
A cornucopia of next-gen buggy whipsThere are a lot of fixed costs in turning a pile of stuff into a wheel and getting that wheel onto your bike. Shipping 100 rims costs the same whatever they're made out of. Hubs and spokes cost the same no matter which rim they're headed for. The labor to build an alloy wheel is not less than that to build a carbon, and is often more. The costs of the space in which you're building don't care what the rims are made of, and the box and skewers and rim tape and time to print the shipping labels and all of those other things don't care either. If the cost of the rims, hubs, and spokes was $0, built and delivered wheels would still be decidedly not free.
Relatively speaking, the input costs of turning carbon rims into built wheels are far less. A set of alloy rims costs "x," and a set of carbon rims costs maybe "3x." The cost to put them together could well also be "x," so the relatively cost of the value the builder adds is way lower in carbon. But we're not going to charge less for that value in alloys, no chance. We can't. We figuratively and quite literally sweat (the shop has no AC) the details of every build the same. And the box and the skewers and the spokes and the everything else has a relatively lower cost when the rims are carbon.
It's hard to find quality carbon rims that are available as component rims. This means that you're almost always buying a complete wheel product when you're buying carbon, which means better margins for the company selling them but it also critically means that the company selling them has exclusive capture of any benefits accrued from testing or promotion. We've gone to the wind tunnel and showed you how extremely well a Rail 52 compares to a 404 in aerodynamics (and now that the world broadly accepts that cycling actually is a very low yaw angle activity, it would be wrong to say the 52 isn't faster than a 404 in most instances). But we also made the investment to show you the relative merit of several alloy wheels. Without an alloy rim that's exclusively ours, we capture all of the expense of performing that work without any exclusive rights to the benefits. People have absolutely let us know that we earned their business through these activities, but we more often read on forums about how someone made a decision based on our info, but executed it through a different channel than us. So are we likely to replicate that exercise and expense again only to have all of our competitors benefit from it? Unlikely.
Which brings me to the picture above. We're cool enough now that we get sneak previews of a bunch of rims. Of the rims in the picture, one is currently available to buy (the Easton R90SL, which is the rim you should buy if you need wheels now). The rest are pre-productions that are headed to market. For two of them, the brand behind them doesn't do any meaningful comparative testing. Their rims are featured in some of our better testing work, but we received absolutely zero compensation from them for it. The fourth rim is an entirely new product, about which I'd like to be almost rabidly excited. My ultimate litmus test for any wheel I've tested is "is this a wheel I'd like to own?" This particular rim has answered that question more strongly than any other. But with a manufacturer and distributors - the people who have exclusive capture of the benefit of having the world understand how good the rim is - who don't plan to do meaningful comparative and informational testing, the world simply won't know how good it is. The inspiration for this blog was the moment last night when I learned that that was going to be the situation with these, and I just kind of said "screw it, if people want to buy them we'll sell them without putting an ounce into putting together the data they need to make their case." Conversely, you make some tweak to a carbon rim that you have exclusive access to, and you tell a story about that, and it becomes huge news and creates a bunch of sales that all go to you. So the investment works. 041b061a72