The different types of wheel damage that we can repair are:
- Straightening alloy wheels – We can straighten alloy wheels which are not running true as a result of minor knocks
- Curbed/Kerbed and scuffed wheels – Generally these wheels will have more surface damage than a wheel requiring straightening. Depending on the extent of the damage we will either weld or fill the damaged area and then polish or machine the surface using one of our lathes so that a perfect finish is achieved
- Buckled, bent, and cracked wheels – Wheels with these sorts of damage are often repairable and may require more detailed attention to deal with the damage
- Pothole damage repair – We are seeing (and repairing) an increasing number of wheels damaged by encounters with potholes, once again the majority can be repaired as long as the result is safe
- Corroded wheels – If a wheel has experienced lots of corrosion then it first goes through our chemical wheel stripping process to remove any existing dirt, corrosion, and paint/lacquer to get to bare metal. A similar process is then followed as with damaged wheels, but there are limits to the degree of corrosion that can be repaired and our technicians will discuss this with you once they have had sight of the wheel.
- Split rim wheel repair – People are choosing split rim wheels for their cars in increasing numbers nowadays. We refurbish hundreds of these types of wheels each week. Split rims are more complicated to repair and our technicians have extensive experience in dealing with these types of wheels.