Putting Your Safety First With Wheel Repairs
Wheel damage is an inevitability of driving over potholes and across second-rate road conditions. A wheel repair service may be able to repair damage and return your wheels to their former glory, but what if the damage is beyond repair? Working from locations across the United States, Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists can advise you on all factors to consider when it comes to wheel repairs.
Important Factors in Wheel Repair
Most damaged wheels can be repaired – if they successfully pass all safety checks. The majority of rim damage is cosmetic and includes scuffs, light scratches and marks that spoil the appearance of the vehicle. However, wheels also get cracked and bent out of shape, requiring closer scrutiny. Here are some factors to consider.
Commitment to Testing
Testing is the only way to be sure if a wheel has been adequately repaired. At Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, we employ a series of clearly-defined specifications and procedures that all technicians must follow.
The Ability of Wheel Technicians
Wheel repair is not something car owners should do themselves. While you might be tempted to use a DIY repair kit, wheels are not something to leave to chance. Professional technicians work on countless rims, using specialized equipment. While a home repair may look acceptable on the outside, it could be susceptible to failure.
Comprehensive Industry Knowledge
Understanding if a wheel can be repaired requires a deep knowledge of alloys and their structural capabilities. At Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, we train our technicians in every aspect of wheel safety and repair. The safety criteria we follow will determine when it is safe to proceed with rim repair – and when OEM wheel replacement is a better option.
Quality of the Wheel
A wheel that has undergone extensive repairs in the past or that is heavily corroded may not be a good candidate for repair. A technician will need to factor in whether any previous welding will make the wheel unsafe, or otherwise potentially inhibit the driving experience. Older wheels will eventually need to be replaced, but an inspection can determine whether that time has come.