Chevrolet Malibu Factory Steel Wheels
Factory steel wheels are the original wheels that came on your Chevrolet Malibu from the manufacturer. They are original and often unique to that particular vehicle. There will be Original Equipment stampings on the back of the wheel that is coding for Chevrolet. We have remanufactured factory original equipment steel wheels for your Chevrolet Malibu, as well as for other makes and models. These wheels are tested for trueness (straight), old paint and finishes removed, straightened and sanded, if needed, then repainted back to original equipment specifications.
Chevrolet Malibu Used OEM Steel Wheels
“Used” replacement OEM steel wheels are also available for your Chevrolet Malibu. Used OEM steel wheels are factory original equipment wheels that are sold “as is”. They have not been remanufactured. They are guaranteed to be true (straight), and may have minor scuffs or scratches. Used OEM steel wheels are a good wheel and ready to be installed on your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. Chevrolet used factory wheels are a great alternative to new as they are low mileage, are OEM wheels so you know they will fit your Chevrolet Malibu, and are priced substantially less than new factory wheels.
Chevrolet Malibu Replica Steel Wheels
Another type of steel wheel is a “replica” steel wheel. Replica steel wheels have been designed and manufactured for us because some used OEM steel wheels are difficult to find for remanufacturing. They are built and finished to the original equipment specifications of Chevrolet but replica wheels will not have the original equipment stampings on the back of them. If your Chevrolet Malibu factory steel wheel is difficult to find, a Chevrolet Malibu replica wheel could be the answer. Chevrolet Malibu replica steel wheels are new wheels. They look just like Chevrolet Malibu factory wheels but without Chevrolet logo and markings. Chevrolet Malibu replica wheels are also a good choice if you are looking for a new Chevrolet wheel that looks like a Chevrolet factory wheel without the high price of a Chevrolet factory wheel.
Replacement Steel Wheels for Chevrolet Malibu
Replacement Chevrolet factory OEM steel wheels are used to replace worn or broken OE steel wheels currently on your Chevrolet. Fitments, offsets and styles differ on wheels from model to model, so in that respect, selecting the original wheel to its “matching” vehicle is recommended. If are looking for a completely different set of steel wheels for your Chevrolet Malibu, we highly advise visiting your Chevrolet dealer to see what wheels will fit your particular offsets and fitments. This will ensure your new Chevrolet Malibu wheels will fit properly and give you the best performance.
Extensive Inventory of Chevrolet Malibu Steel Wheels
Wheels and Caps carries an extensive selection of Chevrolet Malibu steel wheels at prices substantially less than new Chevrolet Malibu steel wheels. With warehouses in nearly every state of the continental United States, finding a replacement steel wheel for your Chevrolet means less downtime, as the wheels will be shipping from the closest available warehouse, and thanks to our buying power, at prices you can afford.
While not as attractive as alloy wheels, there are ways to inexpensively dress up your Chevrolet steel wheels, such as adding factory or aftermarket wheel covers and hubcaps, giving them the look of an aluminum wheel. Adding a great wheel cover can make it difficult to tell the difference between alloy wheels and steel wheels.
Keeping a set of steel wheels as a spare set makes great snow wheels. And a full-sized steel wheel is an excellent way to replace the Chevrolet under-sized donut spare. Not to mention the savings over aluminum wheels!
When to Use Steel Wheels for your Chevrolet Malibu
Steel rims can be used in many different instances. Consider replacing the undersized donut spare your Chevrolet carries. An undersized Chevrolet wheel means you cannot drive a highway speed limit, you are limited to the miles you can drive, and you have become a hazard on the road to other drivers. Replacing your Chevrolet vehicle’s donut with a full-sized steel wheel means you will be able to drive proper road speeds, there is no limit (other than manufacturer suggested miles) to the number of miles you can drive, and you and your Chevrolet are now much safer to share the road with.
You can also utilize steel wheels for your 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in the winter time. Road salt and harsh weather can eat away an aluminum wheel’s clear coat finish. Save your aluminum alloy wheels for summer months and use steel wheels for your Chevrolet Malibu instead. Steel wheels are also heavier than aluminum alloy wheels, and will add some weight to help your Chevrolet get through snow drifts and deep slush.
If you just want long-wearing rims that can take a beating year over year, steel wheels might be right for your Chevrolet Malibu. While they are not as pretty as alloy wheels on your Chevrolet Malibu, with a great wheel cover they can look almost the same as alloy wheels and still provide you with a durable, long-lasting wheel.
Steel wheels are a great solution for truck wheels where they have to do heavy duty work. Any truck used for hauling or driving over rough terrain is a good candidate for steel wheels.
Differences between Chevrolet Steel Wheels and Chevrolet Alloy Wheels
When you compare steel wheels to alloy wheels, there is a case to be made for using either one. Aluminum alloy rims for your Chevrolet Malibu come in a wider variety of styles, designs and finishes than steel wheels, making them an excellent choice for those who want to “upgrade” the appearance of their Chevrolet Malibu. However, there are many types of wheel covers that can be used on your Chevrolet Malibu steel wheel that will give them the appearance of an expensive alloy wheel. Although alloy wheels can improve your Chevrolet’s handling, steel wheels are heavier than alloys which make them a better choice to use in winter months. One big advantage Chevrolet steel rims have over aluminum rims is the price. Chevrolet steel wheels, being easier to manufacture, have a much lower price tag than alloys. Often they are more half the cost than the cost of Chevrolet aluminum alloy rims.
Customer Support / Warranty
Customer Support is available to help you when you have questions about Chevrolet steel wheels. You can contact them through the web via email or phone. While there is no warranty on our steel wheels, if you do receive a Chevrolet steel wheel that is bent, we will replace the wheel. If your Chevrolet steel wheel is damaged during shipping, return it for a replacement or a refund.