About VW Alloy Wheels 5x112
In addition to the benefits of being lighter and stronger than steel wheels - two factors which can improve road handling and fuel economy, as well as generally improving the driving experience - alloy wheels are also a stylish and attractive upgrade to the look of a vehicle. Indeed, many drivers consider alloy wheels to be a worthwhile investment on the basis of their appearance alone, even if the practical benefits to them based on their individual driving habits are negligible. Many VW owners, including those who drive a Passat 98 or a Eurovan, as well as owners of some Vanagon models, who wish to upgrade to alloy wheels, will require alloys with the 5x112 bolt pattern to fit their vehicles.
The high quality, performance advantages and aesthetic appeal of 5x112 alloy wheels is typically reflected in a higher price tag than that of standard steel wheels. However, an alloy enthusiast may well consider the price of transforming the appearance of his or her car with a set of hard wearing silver or black alloys to be money well spent. Moreover, buyers who seek out second hand VW alloy wheels may be able to find a set of 5x112 alloys at a bargain price.
VW owners on the lookout for a set of used 5x112 alloy wheels for their vehicle should check the condition of the alloys for sale before they buy. While it is not uncommon for used alloys to show some signs of wear, such as scratches or corrosion which may require polishing or refurbishing, other types of damage may be more difficult or expensive to repair.