When you pull up against the curb and hear that awful screeching, your eyes scrunch up and your heart sinks. Stepping out to assess the damage, you stare down at your alloy wheels to find they’ve taken an absolute battering. This is a problem every driver has to contend with at some point during their time on the road. Like stalling at a junction or coming off at the wrong exit, damaging your wheel alloys is an easy mistake to make. If you’ve hit the curb too hard, though, you’ll need to consider alloy wheel refurbishment.
This is where things can get tricky. There’s far more to alloy wheel refurbishment than you might have originally thought. We’ve put together a blog post with everything you need to know about this particular type of repair. Before you stop at a garage and ask them to restore your wheels to prime condition, consider these tips. They won’t just save you money, they’ll also guide you towards the best quality results.
Look for an alloy wheel refurbishment specialist
A lot of garages will include alloy wheel refurbishment on their list of services. However, very few of them are actually equipped to perform the work to a high standard.
Restoring wheels to factory standard isn’t a case of applying paint or giving them a thorough wipe down. Specially-made machinery is needed to fix chips, cracks and scrapes. A fresh coat will then be applied to bring that sparkle back. Throughout the entire process, the alloys need to be physically removed from the rest of the vehicle.
Anyone with limited experience in alloy wheel refurbishment will perform an adequate job at best. And not all will treat every type of manufacturer alloys. To ensure a fantastic result, seek out a specialist.
Prices vary… a lot
Alloy wheel refurbishment isn’t like a lot of repair procedures. It can be tough to obtain even a ballpark figure from many garages, and there’s always a chance you could end up overpaying, even if the work isn’t of a particularly good standard.
That’s why it’s so important to turn to a company that not only understands the alloy wheel refurbishment business but is also willing to put their cards on the table right from the off. A professional outlet will determine the extent of the damage, tell you what’s required to fix it, and offer you a quote within a matter of minutes.
When it comes to alloy wheel refurbishment, don’t chance it. Talk to experts in the know and make sure you get your money’s worth.
Damaged alloys are a real turn-off
Aesthetically, damaged alloys are unsightly and scruffy – but they can also make selling your vehicle needlessly difficult. If you’ve put your car on the market and have a potential buyer coming round to view the motor, they’ll be instantly put off when they see the alloys are scratched.
Everybody expects to make various tweaks when they purchase a car second-hand – it’s part and parcel of any cut-price deal, after all. Faulty CD players and stained seats can be fixed relatively easily and cheaply, but alloy wheel refurbishment might prove to be a bridge too far for many buyers. It’s a repair they probably didn’t anticipate, and one they’re unlikely to be willing to shell out for… without bringing down their purchase offer.
Ultimately, alloys in poor condition will force you to lose money on the sale of your vehicle, or may even stop you from being able to sell it successfully altogether.
Alloy wheel refurbishment at DA Techs
We specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment and have done many wheels for various different car brands, offering customers the highest possible standards of service and a wonderful set of new wheels to match.
With our expert team on hand, we can restore your alloys back to showroom condition at a competitive price, adding shine to the wheels so you can be proud of your vehicle once again. From BMW to Porsche, Nissan to Skoda, DA Techs can perform a refurbishment on many types of manufacturer alloys.
We’ll also do all this from the comfort of your own home, office, bodyshop or showroom. Our mobile workshop is fully kitted out to help your wheels look as good as new, often within a matter of a few hours. We recognise the inconvenience of having to bring a car in for repair and make alternative travel arrangements – that’s why we come to you.
If you’d like any more information, we’re always happy to help. Simply get in touch on 01204 859045 or send us a message using our online contact form. We’re based at Unit 17 on Adlington South Business Park in Chorley, so if you have a few minutes spare, be sure to swing by and our team can take a look at your wheels there and then. Meanwhile check out our Instagram for the latest photos of our work.
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