Alloy Wheels are they a Blessing or a Curse?

Auto Buyers love Alloy Wheels, but they are expensive to replace and easily damaged. Will there be an alternative?

Why do over 50% of all new cars have alloy wheels? Because buyers adore how they make their cars look. However recent data show that 51% of vehicles have endured pothole or kerb damage to alloy wheels. Are car buyers repairable or is a pricey replacement constantly necessary? Who can to be turned by the automobile owner for impartial advice and professional repairs? Read On

Why do over have alloy wheels? Well, for the techies among you, alloy wheels are lighter than conventional steel wheels thereby cutting down the auto's 'un-sprung mass' which benefits handling and dynamics. The techies dissipate heat produced when braking effectively but most of all, they can transform any car's appearance and look fairly.

So fairly but oh so easily damaged!

Great care should be taken if you hit a hump or hole at speed when driving over humps and potholes, soft aluminium alloy is easily flattened. Much damage can be caused at slow speeds, so it is advisable to not run the kerbs up when parking.

You Have Been Warned!!!

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

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All of us know that sinking feeling you get when you (or your missus!) scrape your lovely shiny alloy wheels a long the kerb! The resulting scuffs and scrapes are unsightly, destroy the appearance of your own car, and if left unattended particularly during winter, can get the wheel.

The price of replacing the most fundamental factory fitted alloys will cost you at least GBP100, replacing wheels Porsches, Mercedes and Audis of this universe can set you back as much!

Oftentimes the work is performed on site at your convenience.

With respect to the level of damage sustained, exclusively damage on the wheel's area is sanded down, occasionally deep scratches may need to be stuffed with a particular alloy wheel gel. Most alloy wheel refurbishers mix their particular paint to make sure an ideal colour match, and combine to leave an invisible repair.

Total wheel refurbishment, where the tyre is removed, the wheel lacquered or blasted back to bare metal or stripped is normally carried out at workshop premises and occasionally requires 2/3 day turn around. The completed result nonetheless, can be better compared to first.

Before and after pictures repairs can be seen.

Alloy Wheel Care

Although there are 'hundreds' of alloy wheel cleaners and polishers out there, most top alloy wheel alloy wheel refurb Altrincham manufacturers recommend regular straightforward care and attention. Rinse off dirt and grit which may scratch the wheel, and after that simply wash with soapy water. Some recommend using a top quality car wax or specialist wheel wax help grime and brake dust to slide off more readily and to maintain the glow.