Alloy Wheels are they a Blessing or a Curse?
Automobile Buyers love Alloy Wheels, but they're easily damaged and expensive to replace. Is there an option?
Why do over 50% of all new cars have alloy wheels? Because buyers adore how they make their cars look. Nevertheless recent statistics show that have endured kerb or pothole damage. Are buyers repairable or is a pricey replacement constantly essential? Who can the auto owner turn to for professional repairs and unbiased advice? Read On
What's it 'wheely' all about?
Why do over 50% of all new cars have alloy wheels? Well, for the techies among you, alloy wheels are lighter than standard steel wheels so reducing the automobile's 'un-sprung mass' which benefits dynamics and handling. The techies dissipate heat generated when braking more efficiently but most of all, they look fairly and may transform any car's appearance.
So quite but oh so easily damaged!
Great care must be taken if you hit hole or a hump at speed when driving over humps and potholes, soft aluminium alloy is readily flattened. Much damage can be caused at slow speeds, so it is advisable when parking, to not run the kerbs up. A drone may be caused by a flattened front rim can cause steering wobble at slow speeds but similar damage on a back wheel at high speed.
You've Been Warned!!!
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
The resulting scuffs and scrapes are unsightly, destroy the appearance of your vehicle, and if left unattended especially during winter, can get the wheel.
The expense of replacing the most basic factory fitted alloys will cost you at least GBP100, replacing wheels fitted to the BMWs, Mercedes, Audis and Porsches of the world can set you back as much!
Relax, do not worry, most typical alloy wheel kerb scuffs and scratches can be removed by an alloy wheel refurbishment specialist and returned to original condition in less than 2hours for between GBP40 and GBP60. In many cases the work is completed on site at your convenience.
Depending on the level of damage sustained, exclusively the section of damage is sanded down, occasionally deep scrapes may require to be full of a unique alloy wheel gel. Most alloy wheel refurbishers combine alloy wheel refurb Manchester their own paint to make sure a great colour match, and combine to leave an invisible repair.
Complete wheel refurbishment, where the tyre is removed, the wheel lacquered or blasted back to bare metal before being painted or stripped is usually performed at workshop premises and occasionally requires 2/3 day turn around. The finished result however, can be better compared to first.
Before and after images of alloy wheel repairs may be seen.
Despite the fact that there are 'hundreds' of polishers and alloy wheel cleaners available on the market, most top alloy wheel manufacturers advocate regular simple care and attention. Rinse off dirt and grit which may scrape the wheel, and then just wash with soapy water. Some advocate applying specialist wheel wax or a high quality car wax help grime and brake dust to slide off readily and to keep the shine.
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