Mark Dressekie, the owner of First Aid Wheels, a wheel refurbishment center in London, has produced a visual asset highlighting the dangers of having fake wheels fitted to your vehicle.
The discounted prices of knock-off wheels might seem very tempting when compared to authentic products, but the prices are cheap because the product is cheap. Fake wheels are not tested for compliance with safety standards and are often shoddily made just so that they are ready to trade for a quick buck. A safety test in Australia measured the impact on genuine wheels and fake wheels of a pothole that was hit at 50 km per hour (31mph), and the results were staggering.
Source: First Aid Wheels