Beyern BMW Wheels Announces TÜV Approval

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TÜV approval for Beyern Custom BMW Wheels opens up new European markets.

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We are excited about obtaining TÜV approval for our Beyern BMW Wheels. This approval will open up new markets, especially the important German market.

Beyern Wheels announced TÜV approval for several of its aftermarket BMW wheels. The wheels are now approved for sale in Germany and many other European markets. To obtain approval, Beyern’s manufacturing, production and quality management systems were audited by TÜV to ensure that they were in line with international standards. Many of their wheels had to endure stringent geometric standard tests to secure this sought after approval.

“We are excited about obtaining TÜV approval for our Beyern BMW Wheels. This approval will open up new markets, especially the important German market,” says Terence Scheckter, President of Beyern BMW Wheels.

Representatives of TÜV Austria visited Beyern’s headquarters in Huntington Beach early in 2012 to conduct a detailed audit of the manufacturing, production, quality management and distribution processes. Beyern Wheels worked closely with TÜV over the next year to ensure that their processes aligned properly with the applicable international standards. Beyern Wheels also underwent some stringent tests at the TÜV testing facility in Austria to ensure that they passed the strict impact, fatigue, structural and geometric tests set by several international bodies governing the manufacture of custom wheels. Thereafter, Beyern was granted a parts approval by TÜV.

TÜV is a European auditing and certification body that ensures wheels manufactured for sale in Germany, Switzerland and Austria meet international (ECE Regulations), EC (European Community) directives, and German Motor Traffic Agency (KBA) road traffic legislation. These guidelines serve to establish a standardized assessment and production procedure for custom wheels.

The TÜV auditing and approval process is thorough and intensive. It covers 1) manufacture certification and 2) wheel testing certifications. Manufacture certification is the certification of the wheel manufacturer’s quality management system. This process has been designed to ensure consistent quality of manufacture and this is how TÜV ensures that all wheels manufactured at the approved facility meet certain manufacturing and production standards. That is, for a custom wheel to be certified, the manufacturer has to be TÜV certified as well. To obtain wheel testing certification, the wheels have to go through several stringent tests regarding impact requirements and structural fatigue requirements for specific vehicles. These tests also ensure that the wheels conform to certain geometric standards. Specifically, these tests include a bending fatigue test – this is where the side forces acting on the wheel during cornering are simulated, an impact test – this is where the fracture behavior of the wheel when running over an obstacle at the outer rim flange is checked at critical positions and a rolling test – this is where the stress on the wheel when it rolls over an obstacle is checked at the critical points of both the inner and outer rim flange.

Beyern’s Mesh Custom BMW Wheels passed all applicable tests and are now officially TÜV approved. These wheels have been designed specifically for BMW vehicles. The Beyern Mesh is offered in Silver with a mirror cut lip, Chrome and Gloss Black with a mirror cut lip. The wheel is offered in 15 inch through 22 inch wheel sizes. Each wheel is engineered to accept the OE BMW center cap as well as the factory TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). All wheels are built to Beyern's strict manufacturing standards while maintaining the lightest possible weight, creating high performance wheels that are a precise fit.

About Beyern Aftermarket BMW Wheels: Beyern Wheels for BMW are known for their massive machine cut lips. All Beyerns BMW wheels have been load rated. A load rating refers to a maximum allowable weight that a given BMW wheel has been tested and rated at. This rating is the maximum allowable weight for a fully loaded vehicle including passengers and extra equipment. All Beyern BMW wheels are created to be perfectly hub centric and are made to the tightest tolerances. "When it comes to BMW wheels, Beyern has the perfect fit. Our wheels are hub centric and built to ensure a smooth, vibration free ride," says Terence Scheckter, president of Beyern Wheels.

Beyern has created a configurator on their website so that potential buyers of Beyern BMW Rims and Wheels can see how the wheels will look on their vehicle.

Stop by the Beyern online garage at http://www.beyernwheels.com/bmw-wheels-configurator/ and launch the BMW Wheels Configurator to visually test fit the full line of Beyern wheels on your vehicle.

For a dealer near you, call 1888-766-7775 or visit Beyern Wheels on the web at beyernwheels.com. Beyern dealers are located throughout North America and worldwide, including Discount Tire Direct on the web at discounttiredirect.com/.

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