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What is Alloy Wheel Refurbishment?

Posted: 27th October 2016
Type: General

There is nothing worse than catching your car against a curb as you pull in to a parallel space. There is that horrible moment when you know what you have done, but you can’t bring yourself to getting out of the car to take a look at the damage. More often than not, the sound is a lot worse than the damage. Although it sounds like your alloy wheel has been completely destroyed – there is usually a repairable scratch or dent. So what is alloy wheel refurbishment?

Fortunately, experienced alloy repair technicians have the desired skill-set to assist with the repair and refurbishment of such products. They are able to use a variety of refurbishment techniques to restore your alloys back to their best condition.

Alloy wheels are usually damaged by these one of these three scenarios: Catching them on curbs, pothole damage and through the addition of brake dust.

Curb Damages

Just like we mentioned above, curb damages are one of the most common causes of alloy wheel damages. We complete many alloy wheel refurbishments in Milton Keynes that have been caused this exact issue.

If you have ever misjudged a curb distance and brushed it as you pass – chances are, you have damaged your alloys. You can also damage them on curbs if you park to close to them when you are completing a parallel park. If you do notice any damages, having a repair completed at a local alloy repair store could be a more cost effective option that buying new ones completely.

Approximately 6 months ago we worked alongside a man and van in Chelsea who had damaged his relocation vehicle. Fortunately, our team was able to repair and respray the wheels before he decided to spend a lot of money on replacements.

Pothole Damage

Unfortunately, there are so many potholes in and around Milton Keynes and all over the UK. These follow curb damages closely in the list of popular alloy wheel damage causes.

The best thing to do to avoid damaging your wheels is simply to avoid potholes like a contagious disease. Just the tiniest pothole can cause a huge amount of damage. If you hit the hole with the right amount of force and at the right angle – the alloy wheel can become misshaped as well as heavily scratched.

We were fortunate enough to work with one of the UK’s leading driving school franchise companies too. They have more than 150 driving instructors, covering over 125 locations. The need for regular car body repair and alloy wheel treatment is vital and we continue to work closely with them to this day.

Brake Dust

This doesn’t necessarily cause your alloys to become heavily damaged – just more of an eye-sore but can cause damage if left untreated. As you continue to use your car, over time the brake dust will cover the alloy and begin to break down the material. If this happens to you, all you need to do is make an appointment with a repair specialist and get a price to have your wheel refinished.

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