Alloy Wheels are they a Blessing or a Curse?
Automobile Buyers love Alloy Wheels, yet 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 appear. However recent data show that have suffered pothole or kerb injury. Are they repairable or is an expensive replacement always crucial? Who can the automobile owner turn to for professional repairs and unbiased advice? Read On
What is it 'wheely' all about?
Why do over have alloy wheels? Well, for the techies among you, alloy wheels are lighter than conventional steel wheels hence cutting down the car's 'un-sprung mass' which benefits handling and dynamics. The techies dissipate heat produced when braking efficiently but first and foremost, they may transform the appearance of any auto and look fairly.
So fairly but oh so easily damaged!
Great care should be taken in case 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, therefore it's advisable when parking, to not run the kerbs up.
You Have Been Warned!!!
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
The ensuing scuffs and destroy the appearance of your own car scrapes are unsightly, and when left unattended particularly during winter, can cause the wheel.
The cost of replacing the simplest factory fitted alloys can cost you at least GBP100, replacing wheels fitted to the BMWs, Mercedes, Audis and Porsches of the world can set you back as much as GBP500 per wheel!
Relax, do not stress, most typical alloy wheel kerb scuffs and returned to initial state in less than 2hours for between GBP40 and GBP60 and scrapes can be removed by an alloy wheel refurbishment specialist. In many cases the work is completed on site.
Depending on the amount of damage endured, only the part of damage on the wheel is sanded down, sometimes deep scratches may need to be full of a special alloy wheel gel. Most alloy wheel refurbishers combine to leave an invisible repair, and combine their particular paint to ensure an ideal colour match.
Complete wheel refurbishment, where the tyre is removed, the wheel smashed or stripped back to bare metal before being painted or lacquered is usually carried out at workshop premises and occasionally needs 2/3 day turn around. The finished result nevertheless, can not be worse compared to the first.
Before and after pictures repairs might be looked at.
Alloy Wheel Care
Though there are 'hundreds' of alloy wheel repair Manchester polishers and alloy wheel cleaners on the market, most top alloy wheel manufacturers advocate routine uncomplicated care and attention. Rinse off dirt and grit which may scratch on the wheel, and after that just wash with soapy water. Some recommend applying specialist wheel wax or a high quality car wax to keep the glow and help grime and brake dust to slide off more readily.