Your alloys may become damaged in a number of ways, including through scratches, dents, or even the alloy becoming bent. The whole appearance of your car can be impacted by a cracked and worn alloy.
Driving on a damaged alloy can potentially cause your automobile to have further issues. If your alloy wheels do sustain damage, contact Alloy Wheel Repair right away to have them fixed and refinished!
How do alloy wheels get damaged?
High impact accidents are one of the main causes of alloy damage. These crashes can occur while bumping into anything, although they are typically brought on by slamming into a curb quickly.
It’s possible that the alloy has been bent, scraped, or damaged after the impact has been made. It’s possible that the protective layer peeled off due to this injury.
If so, the alloy runs the risk of rusting due to environmental adversaries including moisture, dust, and dirt.
Can you drive with a damaged alloy?
The biggest worry is that an alloy that is fractured or bent but is still being driven on could result in a terrible collision. A fractured or bent rim could allow the tire on the surrounding area to become loose, which could result in an instant tire blowout. Depending on how fast you are traveling, an instant tire blowout could result in major issues.
Additionally, a damaged alloy may reduce the car’s overall steering performance. Due to these factors, it is crucial to routinely have your alloy wheels checked, especially if there have been any previous crashes with curbs, potholes, or other cars.
Types of alloy wheel damage
Dented or Bent Alloy Wheel
A significant collision with a curb or roadside debris can bend or dent your alloy. The easiest type of damage to identify is also one of the most crucial to address immediately away.
When an alloy is damaged or bent, our experts will straighten it rather than replacing the entire thing. In addition to making your alloy wheels seem brand new, alloy wheel straightening is a less expensive fix than buying a new alloy.
A car’s wheels are under a lot of strain, therefore any impact the tyre endures will quickly be transferred to the alloys, potentially leading to a crack. The size of a fracture can range from being as little as a hairline to as large as a break through the metal.
A minor crack is simple to make yet simple to mend. By fusing the metal crack back together, our experts can have you in and out on the same day.
The best treatment, though, is prevention. Regular cleaning of your alloys can help prevent cracks from forming since dirt can hide cracks, making them difficult to detect until they get too large and require the use of an entirely new alloy.
If an alloy becomes kerbed, it is simple to restore by sanding the damaged area. If the alloy has been chipped, a filler can be applied to make sure that your alloys seem brand new again, as if the incident never occurred.
Technically speaking, alloy wheels corrode rather than rust. While rust often manifests as a reddish crumbly substance, when alloys start to corrode, white markings start to show up.
Alloy wheels are made with a layer that is coated to prevent corrosion. The protective covering, however, may chip away in small patches over time due to collisions, leaving the alloy exposed to the elements.
Although it is quite difficult to actually see if the protective coating has been chipped away, our specialists will be able to tell and make sure you are driving safely on the roads.