No, we only distribute our wheels via tyre dealers, garages and car dealers.
You can find your nearest AUTEC dealer here.
We grant a 3 year warranty from date of purchase January 1st, 2015 on all technical features including paint resistance (in consideration to our terms and conditions) - lifetime guarantee on strength properties.
AUTEC wheels that are purchased before January 1st, 2015 are covered by the legal warranty claims of a 2 year period.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS):
On our tyre pressure sensors alpha.Sens we guarantee a 24 months lifetime (battery power) or a mileage of 50,000 km – whichever case occurs first.
All other TPMS products (OEM sensors, other manufacturers) are subject to the manufacturer’s conditions. Processing and complaint decision are performed by the respective manufacturer.
No. Our wheels are painted with individual developed colours - this is why it’s not possible to define a certain colour code. We also don’t offer touch-up pencils. We recommend you to use a similarly coloured touch-up pencil or analyse the wheel colour by a specialist paint shop. They are using a colour measuring device (spectral analysis) that determines the paint particles that are necessary for the lacquer composition. After that they mix the colour according to the analysis.
Please contact your dealer where you bought the wheels from. Your dealer will assess the complaint and forward it to us if necessary.
Important: Don’t forget the receipt!
All wheels that are labelled with a all-season sign in our wheel program.
We appreciate your interest and kindly ask you to send us your business registration with all your contact data (for example a letterhead) via e-mail to info[at]autec-wheels.de.
We will contact you thereupon as soon as possible.
If you require accessories like centre caps, centre rings or wheel bolts, please contact your AUTEC dealer.
A direct purchase is unfortunately not possible.
As the weights vary within a wheel design and a wheel size depending on the offset and the pitch circle diameter, please contact our sales team.
We will be pleased to give you further information.
Our design program is marked with weather icons. Wheels that we mark for the use in winter are powder-coated and therefore especially effective against the extreme conditions of winter.
We recommend you to clean your wheels constantly with warm water and standard detergent or car shampoo. Please do not use acidic, solvent or alcohol containing cleaning supplies as they can damage the paint.
You can download the certificates of all current AUTEC designs in our configurator for free.
Either the wheel does not fit on your vehicle due its size or your vehicle is a new model which is not listed in the certificate yet. In case of doubt please contact us, we will gladly give you more information.
Please contact our main importer in Switzerland:
CAREX Autozubehör AG
CH 9403 Goldach
Phone: +41 71 844 07 00
Unfortunately we cannot provide certificates from older wheel designs online anymore. We kindly ask you to fill out the order form completely and click on the “submit” button afterwards.
Please understand that we have to charge a contribution fee of 20.00 € for the provision of certificates that are not shown in the configurator. If there is no certificate for your wheel available there are no costs for you of course.
You can check the approved wheels and TPMS for your vehicle in our configurator. Furthermore you have the possibility to see whether the desired wheel/ TPMS is on stock or not.
ECE stands for Economic Commission for Europe. This commission determines international regulations for vehicles and their accessories. AUTEC wheels with ECE identification just like Skandic ECE, Polaric ECE, Ionik ECE and Astana ECE comply with these standards and are applicable Europe-wide without correction of the vehicle documents, the carriage of an ABE is not necessary. Wheels with ECE identification are replacement wheels with equal dimensions and have therefore the identical sizes like wheels that are mounted as standard on the vehicle. Furthermore usually the original fitting kits of the vehicle manufacturer can be used when mounting the wheel.
OE centre cap means that an original centre cap of the vehicle manufacturer can be used.
This information appears when there is no certificate available for the chosen wheel/vehicle combination. However, the wheels are already technically approved for the chosen vehicle. In most cases there is either a new vehicle model or a new wheel design from our program. Our sales team will be happy to give you further information when the rework of the ABE is expected.
It is important that the contact surfaces of wheel and vehicle and also the vehicle hub are free from dirt and corrosion. A soiling can be removed by using a wire brush. Before mounting you also have to remove possible centering pins and serrated washers. Make sure that the wheel fixing components (bolts and nuts), bolt holes, brake discs and brake linings are absolutely free from oils, greases and any other lubricants as it may cause safety-relevant problems. When mounting the wheel you should only use the added wheel fixing components unless the original fixing components of the vehicle manufacturer can be applied.
No because AUTEC wheels are tested and approved with the added fasteners respectively the original fasteners only. It is inadvisable to use any other brands for reasons of the product safety.
The recommended tightening torque for your wheels and your vehicle is specified in the certificate.
Tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS)
TPMS are tyre pressure monitoring systems that measure constantly the air pressure inside pneumatic tyres. Tyre pressure loss is reported at an early stage so that increased fuel consumption or even damages on the tyre can be avoided.
Since November 1st, 2014 all new registered vehicles must be equipped with a TPMS. If your vehicle is younger there is a high possibility that it is equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system. You are on the safe side if you consult a specialist dealer. He can tell you immediately if your vehicle has a TPMS or not. Older vehicles don’t need to be retrofitted.
For vehicles with directly measuring TPMS we recommend you to consult a specialist garage to do the wheel change. They have the necessary know-how and the required technology so that the tyre pressure monitoring system works right after the wheel change.
Directly measuring TPMS are mounted within the tyre or the wheel and determine constantly the air pressure of every single tyre and send this information to the cockpit.
Indirectly measuring TPMS use technology that already exists in the vehicle: ABS sensors measure the wheel speeds and calculate from these the air pressure of the tyres.
If the air pressure is shown per tyre in the cockpit there is a strong possibility that your vehicle has a directly measuring TPMS. An indirect system indicates usually a symbol in the form of an exclamation mark. In case of uncertainties please contact your car dealer.
The battery life of the sensors varies depending on driving performance, climatic conditions, manufacturer and storage. Since a battery change is not possible, the sensors must be completely replaced.
Please observe the corresponding applicable warranty conditions of the respective TPMS manufacturer. Please contact us if you have any questions.