And Wheel Works Newsletter
Nokian Snow Tires:
life depends on your tires and wheels. And with the type
of winter the Farmer�s Almanac has predicted, we�re going
to need both snow and ice tires because of both the frosty
temperature and the precipitation. The first major east
coast storm is predicted for November 12th to 15th. Yikes!
We have recommended Nokian Hakkapelliita snow and ice tires
for many years now. Why? Because they are simply the best
in the world. Nokian tires are from Finland and carry the
Finish government�s severe service emblem, meaning that
they are designed and built to the most rigorous set of
standards of any winter tire available.
Hakkapelliita tires combine several technical advances to
create the best snow and ice tires available. The patented
siping pattern, or grooves cut into the tread, are designed
to allow the tread to flex and grip snowy surfaces with
the equivalent of hundreds of tiny teeth for an almost �sticky�
ride even under the worst conditions. The deep tread channels
water efficiently to prevent loss of grip on wet roads,
and unlike most snow tires which run loudly on dry roads,
the revolutionary tread pattern and rubber compound are
nearly as quiet as summer tires!
Not only do we recommend Nokian tires, we use them ourselves.
Ina�s Saab has a set of Hakka 2�s as does our shop truck.
Meri likes the WR all-season tires for her Prius, and Ina
wants to try them out next!
Nokians are built in an environmentally friendly manner,
substituting canola oil for most petroleum based oils. Amazingly
enough, Nokian also claims that their revolutionary rubber
compound tends to increase gas mileage, and we have found
this to be true.
Please call us for size and pricing information. We like
to keep our customers safe!
Welcome to the first edition of the new Rim and Wheel
Works quarterly newsletter! We always try to acquire
the best news and information for our customers, and
now you don't even have to come in to the shop to find
out what's new and what's hot!
Our first anniversary in our new home!
Ina and the Team:
We�ve just celebrated our 1st anniversary in Waltham
and are about to begin our 15th year in business!
We�ve settled wonderfully into our new and much
larger space. Because of the space we�ve been
able to organize our 1600 used wheels into sets
for anyone who needs an inexpensive set of winter
wheels. We�re taking $10 off each wheel when you
buy a set of 4 or 5 used or reconditioned wheels.
The Boston chapter of the BMW Car Club of America
graced us with their presence at our tech session
on Saturday, October 14th. It is always a pleasure
to have a group of knowledgeable enthusiasts in
the shop! In addition to a demonstration of wheel
straightening and a verbal description of motorcycle
wheel straightening, we had some fabulous discussions
about such topics as winter wheels and tires,
cold roller straightening technology and motorcycle
wheel straightening. The BMW CCA offers autocross,
driving schools, educational and social events,
For more information on the Boston chapter, use
the link below.
Also, our new venture, Aftermarketwheels.com,
is coming soon! Many of you have experienced the
frustration of not being able to find an aftermarket
wheel once discontinued, a rare OEM wheel, a motorcycle
wheel or tire. Aftermarketwheels.com allows people
to list both for sale and wanted all of the above
(aftermarket, rare OEM and Motorcycle wheels and
The Directory at Aftermarketwheels.com will be
a place where companies can advertise what wheels
and tires they sell by brand. That will allow
you, the consumer, to know who in the local area
or on the internet sells the brands you want at
the best price.
Winter Wheel Sets:
With the price of new rims heading into the stratosphere,
(New alloy rims average $400-$500!) we continue
to offer both used and reconditioned rims for
our customers. Our reconditioned rims, starting
at $175, have been restraightened to factory specs
and completely refinished with original paint
colors, while our used rims have been fully restraightened
but not refinished and start at $110 apiece..
Moving into our new and larger space has given
us the chance to find the best of our huge used
wheel inventory and put them together into sets.
These sets are perfect for anyone looking for
high-quality, inexpensive winter wheels. We also
have many sets of reconditioned wheels and we
can order almost any wheel ever made! Any used
wheels we have in stock can be reconditioned for
you as well.
As winter approaches, we are taking $10 of the
price of each wheel with sets of 4 or 5, for savings
of up to $50 off our already low prices for used
and reconditioned rims. We will be putting many
sets up for sale at our website or please give
us a call to see what we can do for your car.