I've had chrome wheels on a 95 Lincoln (5 yrs), 98 Caddy STs (4 years), 2003 Avalon Touring (3 years) and currently on my 2013 Chevy Siverado for 3 years. I live in rural PA, where roads are heavily salted and they use fine gravel for anti-skid. All of the above vehicles with the exception of the current Chevy were driven for 100K+. I have NEVER seen a chipped or peeled chrome wheel. In compariaon, the factory mag wheels are crap. I had mag wheels on a Tundra and a Sequoia corode at 40-45K, but Toyota had them powder coated, free of charge, even though both trucks were past the the bumper to bumper limit of 36K. If I was the OP, I would be screaming bloody murder!