Bekaert wheel weight wire is a cold-rolled steel profile used to balance tires. Steel is the preferred eco-friendly alternative to lead. It is cheaper than aluminum and about 10% more dense than zinc. This pre-formed profile accommodates either clip-ons or adhesive tape.
In the automotive industry, wheel weights are important to any vehicle for driver comfort, but manufacturers often question which material is better? While lead is a traditional material for wheel weights, this metal is toxic and not preferred. Manufacturers often consider steel and zinc as replacements. At Bekaert, we know that steel is the superior metal for wheel weight wire.
Steel has several benefits, including:
Cost: Steel is one of the most cost-effective metal options, making it the economical choice for many operations.
Recyclability: Steel products can be recycled, making them a valuable part of a circular economy and an excellent option for companies supporting green initiatives.
Corrosion resistance: Vehicles drive through all types of weather, and properly coated steel is ready to handle moisture, dirt and grime without rusting or corroding.
Steel wheel weight wire is strong, safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective. With steel wheel weights, vehicle tires will remain balanced and offer a smooth ride.