Technical info

Centering a wheel

Improperly centered wheel will cause vibration when driving.  It is important that the wheel be correctly centered on the vehicle's hub.

There are two ways to center a wheel on the car. More than 90% of cars actually use wheel nuts to achieve it. This is the reason they are conical or ball seated.

The other way is to use the hub and the studs. In this case, the wheel nuts are flat and the center bore of the wheel matches the hub bore of the vehicle. It is more commonly used on heavy trucks and trailers.


It’s the distance between the middle of the wheel and the mounting plate, in millimeter. If you take a wheel with a higher offset than OEM, the wheel is going to get more inside the fender. 


The Tire Pressure Monitoring System is mandatory in the United-States since 2007.



Everything you need to know about technical terms of a wheel.