The quickest way to add new life to your car’s appearance is by adding a new set of wheels and tires. The simple act of bolting on some new rims can do wonders to make your ride look better. That’s been the case since the hot-rod days of the 1950s and 1960s when installing a set of “mag” wheels signaled your car was something more than the average machine. The effort spawned an industry that is alive and well today.
But, as with so many things, life is not as simple as it was in the Fifties and Sixties, and that applies to aftermarket wheels and tires as much as it does to everything else. Because cars and trucks are more varied and sophisticated than ever before, you can’t just go out and get a set of wheels and expect them to fit your car. Further, even if they seem to fit, they still might cause you problems that can harm your car’s ride, handling, and even safety. So here are some tips on figuring out what wheels from other vehicles will fit your car.