Keep anything long enough and it will corrode. They can remove the tire and clean it up then remount. It recently happened to my friend's 2000 Mercury Cougar (made in Germany). No one is going back to steel, it weighs too much thus increasing unsprung weight which adversley affects handling and increases gas consumption. Besides they make more money off higher priced alloy wheels. You only see steel wheels on rental or budget cars.
Steel wheels rust much more than alloy wheels corrode... Neither is immune...
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