For years, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been replacing their standard steel wheels with larger alloy wheels and hubcaps. At a glance, it's easy to see why these alloy wheels have become so popular. Not only do they provide a smoother ride than regular steel wheels, but also they look flashier and allow vehicles to stand out. This trend has not been lost on manufacturers; even new SUVs, compact cars and vans are coming equipped with large and flashy alloy wheels.
Unfortunately, there is a downside to alloy wheels. While they do look great and run smoothly, they are also softer and less durable than steel wheels. Many come in two or more parts as well, which can make the problem worse. They can be damaged easily, and replacement wheels can be very expensive. Replacing a damaged wheel may be the safest and most efficient solution to the problem, but why would you want to replace a wheel that is only slightly damaged? Alloy wheels can be repaired, and a repair will always be a lot cheaper than a replacement.
Of course, repairing a damaged alloy wheel can be tricky. Many believe that a cracked or bent wheel can simply be bent back into place, but it isn't that simple. Fortunately, our team of experts has a method of safely repairing a damaged wheel that will remove even unnoticeable cracks or other weak spots. The wheel is mounted on a vehicle simulator, and as heat, pressure and light vibrations are applied to the wheel the alloy moves back into place without cracking. The wheel retains its original strength once it cools. It is also washed thoroughly, since brake dust and rust can hide small cracks. Once the wheel is restored and cleaned, it is inspected thoroughly by our team of experts.
Your safety is our top priority, and we understand that some wheels simply cannot be repaired. Cracked wheels can be very dangerous, and if we believe that a crack in a wheel simply cannot be repaired we will recommend a replacement wheel from our wide variety of chrome-plated alloy wheels that are all available at affordable prices.
Don't let the high cost of wheel replacement tempt you to drive on damaged wheels; your safety is at stake, as is the integrity of your car. Bring us your cracked, bent or dented alloy wheels for safe and cost-effective refurbishing.