That loud bang you hear when you drive into a pothole at speed! Feels like the shock absorbers are going smash through the wing of your car.
It’s almost annoying as accidentally kerbing and scuffing your alloy wheels.
You dread stopping the car to access the damage. We all know the risks of continuing to drive with a damaged wheel.
Getting your alloy wheel repaired if needed is essential.
There are many different types of damage an alloy wheel can have. Understanding and accessing the type of damage to your wheel will be easier with the information contained here.
Kerb Rash and Scuffs
Parking your car is one of the most common scenarios for scuffing your alloys. A concrete kerb stone can easily scratch and scuff your wheels.
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to damage your alloy wheels but repairing kerbed alloys is easy for a trained expert.
This type of damage doesn’t typically make it dangerous to drive. The good news is that this type of damage can be repaired at home or by using a skilled alloy wheel repair specialist.
Some of the roads in the UK are atrocious. Potholes and poor quality road surfacing are responsible for tyre and wheel damage for Britain’s motorists.
Hitting a pothole can cause damage to both tyre and wheel, sometimes immediately but sometimes the result may be a slow puncture.
Damage can sometimes be seen immediately if your car’s tyre bursts or is punctured at the time of impact.
Whenever you do hit a pothole, it is wise to pull over whenever it is safe to do so and assess for any damage. If you cannot see any visible damage it may still be worth getting your tyre checked over by a skilled set of eyes.
Again with this type of wheel damage, potholes are usually the culprit. Potholes make up for 80% of the causes of damage.
If you hit a pothole at speed you’ll know it based on the sound. It’s advisable to get your wheel checked out by a professional as hitting a pothole at speed can easily put a dent in your wheel.
A dent in your wheel may impact the safety of your car and leaving it may cause further damage. Seek expert help.
Can You Repair Your Own Damaged Alloy?
There is no need for us to tell you how important the wheels on your car are. The damage to a wheel is not always visible. You may be able to repair some minor scuffs and scratches yourself but there may be hidden damage that could cause long term driving issues.
It is always advisable to have your wheels checked over by a knowledgeable, experienced professional.