Gurnee, Illinois (Vocus) January 5, 2010
With the great amount of air that trucks move on the road, aerodynamics play a major role in how much fuel is consumed. Studies have concluded that even small changes to truck design can have a noticeable impact on airflow, and inevitably, fuel consumption. Since the flow of air around wheels is the most disturbed area of a commercial truck, an aerodynamic wheel treatment can have a profound effect on the way a truck slices through the wind.
To meet this challenge, Chicago area manufacturer RealWheels Corporation (RWC) has expanded its line of AERO wheel covers, offering an aggressive and strong appearance while giving a no-nonsense approach to aerodynamic fuel efficiency. The AERO-series includes: the AERO-Deluxe, a polished aluminum wheel cover that combines brilliant shine with aerodynamics; the AERO-Custom, made from textured UV protected high-impact plastic in black or white; the AERO-Clear, a clear wheel cover that allows for visual inspections at any time without wheel removal; and the AERO-Graphix, a way to mix brand promotion and fuel efficiency.
These covers not only provide dramatic aerodynamic benefits, but are also designed with ease of maintenance in mind. The secure mounting brackets are universal, simple to install and allow for complete wheel removal without having to remove the mounting brackets, unlike other systems.
All RWC’s AERO Covers can be purchased with either a stainless steel braided air valve extension or the Tire-Guard remote pressure monitoring system. Each of these provides the ultimate for conveniently checking air pressure from outside of the covers.
RealWheels Corporation has been designing and producing wheel covers, hub covers and other wheel accessories for the commercial truck market for over thirty years. For more information on the AERO Covers and other RealWheels products, visit http://www.realwheels.com.