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Four common types of damage to alloy wheels

It can cause irreparable damage to alloy wheels that you love. The type and extent of damage to alloy wheels will determine the cost and time required for repairs.

Most alloy wheel damage can be repaired or refurbished, and most of itker is cosmetic. If your alloy wheel damage has become too serious, it might be necessary to replace them. But before that happens, let us take a look at the most common forms of alloy wheel damage we see in our shop.

Four common types of damage to alloy wheels:

1. Curbing:

Curbing is one of the most damaging ways to damage alloy wheels. High curbs can cause scratches or gouges to your alloy wheels, especially when they are impacted quickly.

Curbing can occur on either one or both wheels of your vehicle and has a significant impact on its appearance.

If the damage to the wheel’s curbed isn’t too severe, it is possible to buffer and restore it.

2. Potholes:

Every driver should be aware that potholes can cause serious damage. The jolt from a pothole can cause panic even if there is no damage. Potholes that are hit too fast can crack your alloys and cause punctures.

You should not drive too fast or hit the potholes at high speed. If this happens, you need to stop and park safely.

Our shop is available to help you if your alloys show signs of damage. Even small cracks can usually be fixed before more serious damage occurs.

3. Change your tyres

It is possible to cause more damage by repairing or replacing your tyres than you expected. Many people make mistakes when changing their tyres. We see many damaged alloy wheels.

The wrong tools could cause permanent damage to the alloy nuts, and make future modifications more challenging. Also, a slip can cause the alloy to shatter.

Call a professional if you aren’t sure how to value your alloy wheels or don’t know the right equipment.

4. Cleaners:

Micro damage can result from the accidental application of abrasive substances to your alloy wheels. This happens over time. You can allow dirt and other debris to get trapped by removing the protective coating on your alloy wheels. It will cause a deterioration in the look of your alloy wheels.

When cleaning wheels, use a microfiber towel (or another soft material). You can polish your alloy wheels to give them extra protection.

Prevention is always better than treatment

There are many ways alloy wheels could be damaged. However, you can avoid certain mistakes and avoid making costly repairs. You can still keep your car looking great. Preventing the damage mentioned above will help you save money and allow you to enjoy your alloy wheels.

Wheel Doctor are fully qualified and experienced alloy wheel repair specialists, based in Horley.

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