How Dangerous are Damaged Alloys?

A metal alloy is easily chipped, scratched, dented, and even bent. A collision, whether it be a tiny one or one with tremendous force, is usually what causes damage.

It is not advisable to drive on a damaged alloy since it could result in a serious collision. Your automobile failing its MOT could potentially be due to extensive damage to its alloy wheels.

You can simply make a reservation with us to ensure that your alloys are in excellent condition and avoid the stress and inconvenience of having damaged alloys.

What classes as a damaged alloy?

Damage to an alloy can range from a minor scratch to the alloy being heavily fractured with pieces coming loose.
Your alloys may sustain cracks, dents, scratches, chips, scrapes, bends, and even cracks.

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How do alloys get damaged?

Alloys are typically damaged as a result of low- or high-impact accidents. This can happen as a result of running into something, striking a pothole too quickly, getting hit, or colliding with another car.

Once the impact has taken place, it may have caused the alloy to detach, which would require immediate attention.

The protective coating could also peel off as a result of the contact. After the protective coating is removed, the alloy is exposed to external factors including brake dust, oil, and road filth, which weakens it all over.

How dangerous is alloy wheel damage?

Despite appearing to be nothing to worry about, little scratches and scrapes can put a lot of stress on your tires and vehicle. The overall capability of the car to steer may be compromised under this stress.

If left untreated, a damaged alloy can lead to more issues with every part of the car. For instance, the car’s engine has to work harder, using more fuel and thereby costing you more money than necessary.

A blowout may result from a bend or dent that is near to the tyre trim. A tire blowout, for example, on a highway, may truly be fatal—not just to you, but to anyone nearby as well.

Can you drive on damaged alloys?

Driving on damaged alloys is not advised and creates unnecessary risk. 

The steering, engine, and likelihood of a tire blowout are only a few examples of how these changes have an impact on the overall effectiveness and quality of the car.

Will damaged alloys fail an MOT?

A detached alloy wheel, one that is largely broken, or one that has been severely damaged in any other manner will almost surely play a part in a vehicle failing its MOT.

An alloy that has loose, cracked, or missing spokes will also break. Because of this, it’s critical to check that your alloys are in good condition.

Where can I get my alloys repaired?

We at Alloy Wheel Repair only provide the best specialists to fix and repair your alloys throughout the UK. Simply choose a location and make an appointment right now!

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