what is the correct spanish word for rim, like, "the tire rims of my car" ?
"the tire rims of my car"
Rim es llanta o aro. Es mas formal decir llanta. La llanta es la pieza melatica de una rueda de automobil. Tire es numatico o caucho, El neumatico es la parte de hule o caucho que se infla. El neumatico o caucho va montado sobre la llanta para formar la rueda de un automobil. Wheel es rueda. La rueda de un automobil es la llanta y neumatico unidos.
We say "rines" in Mexico
tire rims = rines (sorry, that is what tire rims are called by Mexicans)
rines nuevos momo con llantas (title of photo)
usage seems regional. I'll stick with neumáticos as that sounds like something that you put air into.
Thanks gvasquez. Can I point out too that the rim of a wheel is technically only the outermost part behind which the bead of the tire rests so that it doesn't slide off. Other parts of the wheel have names of their own, never mentioned in the USA where the whole wheel is minimized to the rim. Although I agree with gv that a complete wheel includes the tire, I was brought up to think of the wheel (made in that wheel plant across the road when I worked for Ford) as only the inner, metallic piece.
All of this gets me to the point that, excluding Mexico, you will probably find what you need under either "ruedas" or "llantas".
bordes or ruedas de coche or automovil