Absolutely! No, they’re not a special color to match green Mustangs. But they are environmentally friendly! Most of the weights used to balance wheels these days are made out of lead. As anybody who’s ever hit a pothole knows, those lead weights can fall off your wheels. This means that not only are your wheels unbalanced, but there’s a big ol’ chunk of lead sitting on the street. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, until you realize how many millions of cars are on the road everyday, and how many of those are hitting potholes and losing weights.
In the interest of reducing the amount of lead that’s being released into the environment because of all those rogue wheel weights, state governments and even the EPA are working on legislation that will phase lead out. In the mean time, individual companies are also making the switch to less harmful materials, and AmericanMuscle is proud to be one of them. We’ve voluntarily phased out lead weights and switched to steel weights for our free tire balancing. That way, you can feel good about your next wheel and tire purchase. Not only will you be sprucing up your ‘Stang, you’ll be helping reduce the amount of lead pollution in your home town. It’s a win-win situation.