Te two most common types of wheels used in cars are steel and alloy wheels.There are a few other types like carbon fibre as well, but those are quite rare. The main differences between alloy and steel wheels lie in their durability, strength and appearance.
source/image(PrtSc): Hydraulic Press Channel
In this video the youtube channel “Hydraulic Press Channel” puts on test STEEL vs ALLOY rims / wheels which one is stronger? “We but both wheels in to our 150 ton press and crush them to find out! Don’t try this at home!”
Both types of wheels have their advantages and disadvantages for different types of driving, but if you want beauty and performance you want alloy, and if you want tough, inexpensive, ugly, you want steels.Steel wheels have strength and ability to bend rather than crack, means there’s a reduced chance you’d be left stranded in the event of a hard impact.
The advantages of alloy wheels are that they are available in any size, and come with weight saving technology which means your vehicle will see improvements in handling, performance and fuel economy, also looking better visually.Alloy wheels are almost always the perfect choice for passenger vehicles.