Why Steel Wheel Weight Wire Is A Better Option
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:
Strength: Different grades of steel use various percentages of materials to offer additional strength or other desirable qualities. At Bekaert, we use the highest grades available to deliver the strength needed for your automotive wheel weights.
Cost: Steel is one of the most cost-effective metal options, making it the economical choice for many operations. Plus, steel's durability results in minimal maintenance over the course of its lifespan. Even your end users can benefit from the value of steel wheel weights on their vehicles.
Recyclability: Steel products can be recycled, making them a valuable part of a circular economy and an excellent option for companies supporting green initiatives. If your operation supports environmental practices, the use of steel proves your commitment.
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.