More fun on the road with physics

Pleasant acceleration, short braking distances, and a smooth ride – this is what makes most people enjoy driving. But how does this overall positive driving experience come about? It helps to have a look at the physics, and that’s exactly what we’d like to do with you today! Let’s start by going all the way back to the 17th century. It was already clear to Newton: with large masses, you [...]

2021-12-22T21:02:26+01:00December 22, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Strength Meets Pure Elegance: Paintwork in metal-grey

It’s the color that does it! If you choose metal-grey for your alloy wheels, it’s clear that this decision is no coincidence. Metal-grey symbolizes elegance, authenticity, and reliability. These are the big words that metal-grey paintwork visually communicates, calmly but unmistakably. And RIAL wheels embody precisely these qualities. We therefore offer a total of five products in metal-grey. In combination with the special wheel designs, this color shade creates entirely [...]

2021-12-15T14:17:03+01:00December 15, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Understanding the rim designation – what you need to know

The choice of alloy wheels is overwhelming. You can only hope to maintain an overview if you’re able to distinguish the individual models from each other. This is where the rim designation comes in. You can use it to clearly identify rims from different manufacturers and figure out which one fits to your car. But what do the individual numbers and letters in the rim designation mean? We’ve summarized the [...]

2021-11-30T11:50:16+01:00November 25, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

The three pillars of RIAL

More than 40 years ago, we committed ourselves to making the roads safer with high-quality products. Day after day, RIAL does its utmost to fulfill this mission. High-quality raw materials, meticulous inspection methods both before and during production, and our dedicated team lay the foundations for our great craftsmanship. Our values of quality, safety, and tradition are the core of our corporate philosophy and govern our everyday work. Let’s take a [...]

2021-11-12T14:13:14+01:00November 11, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Alloy wheels in the winter – a must-have or a no-go?

Each winter, the question arises as to whether you need to change over to steel rims in the colder months or can continue driving on alloys. What if you have fitted all-season tires? Can you use these wheels in the winter season? Find out by reading this article whether your wheels are suitable for winter and what you should bear in mind when using them. Why winter roads are so [...]

2022-07-18T10:28:09+02:00November 2, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Snow Chains for Alloy Wheels: a Good Combination for Winter

How do you find the right snow chain for your car? Are snow chains suitable for alloy wheels? Does every wheel need a snow chain? What is important to note when putting them on? We’ll show you what to keep in mind. Snow chains and alloy wheels – a dream team? Many drivers, especially those with aluminum wheel rims, still prefer not to put on snow chains in the winter [...]

2021-10-15T07:48:54+02:00October 13, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Highlights with a Polar-Silver Finish

Polar-silver is clear and direct, yet characteristic. No wonder many of our wheels are available in a polar-silver version. Whether X12, ASTORIA, M12, LUCCA, KODIAK, BAVARO, TRANSPORTER, M10, or X10 : all these wheels can be ordered with polar-silver paintwork. Yet each one still has a completely different character despite – or precisely thanks to – the color. Polar-silver radiates calm while making a powerful statement without being intrusive. Just [...]

2021-10-04T13:36:44+02:00September 29, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

KIBO vs. KIBO X

Two differently named wheel rims that seem to be almost identical: KIBO and KIBO X. Nine double spokes running almost parallel result in a multifaceted multi-spoke wheel that is sure to spark the interest of design lovers, in particular. Only a closer look reveals the subtle variation in the width of the double spokes. Narrow gaps alternate with larger spacing to create a unique appearance. The clear lines are just [...]

2021-09-17T15:27:15+02:00September 16, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Wheel Nuts & Wheel Bolts

Safety comes first – especially on the road. Reliability is particularly crucial when it comes to parts that are under constant stress and that directly affect driving stability. This certainly includes the wheels and their mountings. Drivers may be familiar with the windshield stickers reminding them to have the wheel nuts or bolts retorqued 50 kilometers after a wheel change. Alloy wheels that are properly mounted with the right torque will not usually [...]

2021-09-01T11:40:08+02:00September 1, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|

Applications for Electric Vehicles

The future of mobility is in flux. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), 7.5 percent of all newly registered vehicles in Europe in the first half of 2021 were battery-powered (source: heise.de). Consumer willingness to switch to an electric vehicle continues to rise. But even as drive concepts undergo radical change, one vehicle design characteristic is not going anywhere – all cars roll on wheels. Reason enough to take a closer [...]

2021-08-18T07:32:45+02:00August 18, 2021|RIAL Newsblog|
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