Mobile Wheel Repair and the Top 3 Common Causes of Rim Damage

The wheel rims on cars are typically made from strong materials such as steel alloy and sturdy metal. Although constructed from durable materials, alloy rims are still susceptible to damage caused by hazards on the road. The sad truth is that your rims can suffer from cracks, bends and more serious damage whenever you are driving them. The good news is that most of these problems can be resolved through professional mobile alloy wheel repair specialists.

The key to avoiding damage to your alloy rims is by identify the common causes of damage on the road. Identifying the type of damage also helps you in choosing the best wheel repairs company to entrust your car to.

  • Potholes

Potholes, even minor depressions on the road should be avoided at all cost. Hitting a pot hole at the right angle and with just the right amount of force can result in considerable damage to your wheels, thus prompting you to get a costly wheel rim repair service. A bent or damaged rim resulting from hitting a pothole has a negative effect on your vehicle’s overall handling and performance.

  • Curb Damage

If you take a sharp turn and accidentally bump into a curb, chances are you will need to obtain rim repairs for damage incurred. The simple act of parking alongside a tall curb is disadvantageous in that the cement material may potentially grind against your car’s paint job and may gouge the metal part of the rims. If this is the case, you may need some minor repair such as erasing the scratches and undoing dents at a reputable wheel rim repair shop.

  • Brake Dust

The appearance of pitted, dark-coloured wheels are the direct result of brake dust hitting the surface of rims each and every time you hit the brake pedal. The fine black dusts burning repeatedly on the rim’s surface can cause a considerable damage, but something that can be reversed at your nearest alloy rim repair specialist. Refinishing is a repair service that is more affordable than replacing old rims with new ones altogether.

If you wish to request for a quote for our wheel rim repair services, give us a call on 0421 136 101 today.


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