I wrote this book to help you understand a little about the real world of wheels. It may not have all the answers, but will give you some insight into asking the right questions. Most of my adult life has been spent in the automotive field. Starting back in the summer of 1958, as a kid cleaning the shop, I have done most things in this field. From body repair to sales to management of a new car dealership, I have seen quite a bit. There have been many changes over the years, but in general, things stay the same. The better educated we all are, the easier it is. Since the invention of the wheel, there always has been someone around to repair or improve it. One thing that has been said is don't try to reinvent it. This book is not an attempt to reinvent the wheel, but to call your attention to some of the flaws that you might find. Hopefully, this book will be the first of many, covering topics that will allow the average person a way to become more aware of the pitfalls that they may encounter when dealing with their vehicles. The name Broken Wheel was inspired by a problem that we had. The wheel on the cover was on a custom pickup truck and looked fine. When it was closely inspected, a major defect was discovered. Prior to the sale, we replaced the wheel. If you look on the back cover, you will see a close-up of the break. Many problems are not obvious. Hopefully, this book will help you protect yourself. Wayne K. Avery, Sr.