Alloy Wheels are they a Blessing or a Curse?
Car Buyers love Alloy Wheels, but they’re expensive to replace and easily damaged. Is there an alternative?
Why do over have alloy wheels? Because buyers adore how they make their cars appear. However recent statistics show that have endured pothole or kerb injury. Are they repairable or is a pricey replacement consistently essential? Who can the automobile owner turn to for unbiased advice and professional repairs? Read On
What is it ‘wheely’ all about?
Why do over 50% of all new cars have alloy wheels? They dissipate heat produced when braking efficiently but primarily, they look fairly and can transform any car’s appearance.
So fairly but oh so easily damaged!
Great care must be taken in case you hit hole or a hump at speed when driving over humps and potholes, soft aluminium alloy is easily flattened. Much damage can be caused at slow speeds, therefore it is advisable when parking, not to run the kerbs up. A flattened front rim alloy wheel refurb Altrincham may cause steering wobble at slow speeds but similar damage on a back wheel may result in a drone .
You’ve Been Warned!!!
The ensuing scuffs and destroy the look of your vehicle scratches are unsightly, and if left unattended notably during winter, can get the wheel to corrode.
The expense of replacing the most fundamental factory fitted alloys will cost you at least GBP100, replacing wheels fitted to the BMWs, Mercedes, Audis and Porsches of this world can set you back as much as GBP500 per wheel!
Oftentimes the work is carried out on site.
With respect to the amount of damage sustained, exclusively the region of damage is sanded down, occasionally deep scrapes may have to be stuffed with a unique alloy wheel gel. Most alloy wheel refurbishers mix their very own paint to ensure a great colour match, and blend to leave an invisible repair.
Full wheel refurbishment, where the tyre is removed, the wheel lacquered or blasted back to bare metal before being painted or stripped is generally performed at workshop premises and sometimes requires 2/3 day turn around. The finished result nevertheless, can be better compared to original.
Before and after images repairs can be seen.
Alloy Wheel Care
Although there are ‘hundreds’ of polishers and alloy wheel cleaners available on the market, most top alloy wheel manufacturers recommend routine simple care and attention. Rinse off grit and dirt that might scratch on the wheel, and then simply wash with soapy water. Some recommend applying specialist wheel wax or a good-quality car wax to keep the shine and help grime and brake dust to slide off more readily.