Alloy Wheel Repair

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High Quality Alloy Wheel Repair

The ChipsAway alloy wheel repair service has been designed to eliminate the need to purchase new alloys to completely refresh the look of your vehicle. Dedicated to helping return your wheels to pristine condition, our alloy repair refurbishment techniques work on both scuffed alloy wheels and kerbed alloy wheel rims or spokes Our[CN1] alloy wheel repairs are not only fast, but also professional and cost-effective. What is more, our alloy scratch repairs often cost less than a traditional car bodyshop, whilst also ensuring the highest possible result, providing you with a fantastic finish, at a fraction of
the cost.

Wheel Refurbishment Near You

If you’ve invested in a set of alloy wheels for your car, then you’ll want to keep them in excellent condition. Alloy wheels are a fantastic attribute for a car to have. Keeping your alloys damage-free not only keeps your car looking great, but also helps the car maintain its residual value. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, scuffed alloys and kerbed alloy wheels are an all too common occurrence. On those occasions, when your alloy wheels get damaged, you’ll want to look for local alloy wheel repair specialists to restore them as soon as possible.

Local Alloy Repair Services

The good news is that, here at ChipsAway, we offer a comprehensive range of services beyond paintwork scratch repairs and bumper scuff removal. Amongst our range of minor car body repairs, we also offer an extensive alloy wheel repair services across the UK. Our experienced alloy repair specialists can undertake even the most difficult alloy wheel repairs on your car. We don’t make compromises when it comes to the final finish, meaning you can expect nothing but professional, outstanding results that last. Our alloy wheel repairs can cover dents, scratches and scrapes, helping restore your wheels to fantastic condition.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Guarantee

At ChipsAway, we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding car repair service to our customers. Our highly skilled alloy wheel specialists and state-of-the-art car repair technology have built us a 5* Trustpilot rating that we are incredibly proud of. This gives us the confidence to guarantee only the highest quality of alloy wheel repairs.
Please note that because alloy wheels are prone to more wear and tear, our alloy wheel repairs are covered by a six-month guarantee (rather than lifetime ownership) unless otherwise stated. Find out more about ChipsAway Alloy Wheel Repair Guarantee. For a fantastic repair, you can call us today on 0800 145 5118, or use our online form to find your local ChipsAway expert

How do ChipsAway Repair Alloy Wheels?

An alloy wheel repair can breathe new life into a car. Our alloy repair service begins by first cleaning the damaged area, revealing the extent of the dent, scrape, bump or scuff. Once the alloy wheel has been cleaned, and the damage is fully visible, our specialist will then mask off the tyre to protect it whilst the alloy is being repaired. During a mobile alloy wheel repair, the wheels will not be removed from the vehicle. The whole repair can take place with the wheels on, meaning there is no need to remove the alloy from the body of the car in order to restore its condition. This reduces the time it takes to conduct the repair, as well as helps you save on the cost.

Alloy wheels are restored by carefully sanding the area to remove the damage, such as a kerb scuff or chips to the alloy trim. If the alloy has been chipped, a filler can be used to repair the profile of the wheel before it is sanded again to blend the repair into the existing alloy wheel. This means the repair can be conducted to a perfectly smooth area of the car, allowing for a flawless finish. Once the alloy wheel has been properly prepared, the repair specialist will complete the alloy wheel repair by applying a primer and colour coded paint to ensure the wheels look ‘as good as new’. We use specialist equipment and technology to ensure that the final colour blends perfectly into the surrounding area, so you won’t even be able to tell where the repair took place. This method of alloy wheel repair allows for a brilliant finish.

What are the most common types of alloy wheel damage that ChipsAway repair?

There are three common forms of alloy wheel damage that could need repairing. These include dents, scuffs, and chipped alloy wheels. An alloy wheel can become dented after a mishap with a kerb or pothole but more commonly, an alloy wheel is scuffed or chipped. In such cases the damaged area will need to be repainted in order to return it to its previous condition. This is because it is possible for scuffs and kerb damage to cut into the exterior of the wheel, causing deeper damage.

Types of damage to look out for:

  • Scuffed alloy wheels
  • Kerbed alloys
  • Alloy scratches
  • Wheel rim dents
  • Dented alloy wheel

Why should you get alloy wheels repaired?

Alloy wheels should be repaired to maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheels. Even minor damage to alloy wheels can lead to issues such as air leakage, decreased fuel efficiency, and compromised vehicle handling. Repairing alloy wheels can also help to maintain the overall appearance and value of the vehicle.

What are diamond cut alloy wheels and how much is it to repair them?

Diamond cut alloy wheels are a type of alloy wheel that has been put on a lathe and part of or the entire painted surface of the wheel machined off to leave a shiny alloy finish. This creates a unique and eye-catching look. The cost to repair diamond cut alloy wheels can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the specific wheel. Contact our professional wheel repair team to for a free estimate for the repair.

What is alloy wheel straightening?

Alloy wheel straightening is a process used to repair bent or warped alloy wheels caused by potholes, curbs, or other impacts. The wheel is mounted on a specialised machine that uses hydraulic pressure and heat to reshape it back to its original form.

What is alloy wheel polishing?

Alloy polishing is a process of refining the surface of alloy wheels to remove imperfections, scratches, and oxidation. This process typically involves using abrasive compounds and tools to smoothen and restore the shine of the alloy surface. After polishing, a protective coating may be applied to enhance the appearance and durability of the wheels.

What other types of wheels exist?

Other types of wheels include steel wheels, which are typically made from stamped steel and are known for their durability; chrome wheels, which are plated with chromium for a shiny finish; and carbon fiber wheels, which are lightweight and strong, often used in high-performance vehicles.

Professional Alloy Repair Service

Here at ChipsAway we are able to repair alloy wheels to a superb level, leaving behind a smooth and shiny finish. Our repairs also help prevent the risk of further damage that a scuff, scrape, or chip can cause from exposure to the weather or corrosive road salts. High kerbs, low bollards, and deep potholes are some of the common causes of alloy wheel damage that our car repair specialists can rectify.
At ChipsAway, all of our repairs are guaranteed. Our alloy wheel repairs are guaranteed for six months after the repair.
“Recently had all four alloys repaired, so pleased with the end product, they look brand new and have added value to my car, lovely people too, also going back to have a few minor scratches done, thanks a lot Jayne. “The quality of workmanship is excellent. It was done quickly and efficiently.” – Reputable automotive blogger, Motor Mistress, was also thrilled with the end results after ChipsAway completed an alloy wheel repair on her car.

Local Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists

Some members of ChipsAway network specialise in offering you a local alloy wheel repair service. Whether you have dented your alloy wheels, scraped or scuffed them, our experts provide you with a fantastic alloy wheel repair service near you. Alternatively, depending on where you are based, you may have the option to visit one of our local and conveniently located fixed-base Car Care Centres to repair damaged alloy wheels. Our Car Care Centres are scattered throughout the country and offer a brilliant local alloy refurbishment service that is designed to get you on the road, and your alloy wheels looking as good as new, in no time.
Please note, the ChipsAway alloy wheel repair service is only available in certain locations within England, Scotland and Wales. To find out if your local specialist offers an alloy wheel repair service, please complete our online form here.

How much is Alloy Wheel repair?

If you are wondering how much to repair alloy wheels, then you have come to the right place. Here at ChipsAway, we specialise in affordable repairs that are designed to get your car back on the road as efficiently as possible. How much alloy wheel repair will cost depends on the extent of the damage; however, due to our innovative techniques, we can repair car damage at a fraction of the cost of a traditional bodyshop, usually resulting in a repair that is cheaper than your car insurance excess.

Silver alloy wheel with red brake and black tyre.

Mobile Scuffed Alloy Repair

Here at ChipsAway, some specialists offer a mobile alloy wheel repair service for your convenience. It doesn’t matter if you are at home, at work, or on holiday, our local experts are ready to help. There is no reason why your alloy wheel damage need inconvenience you any more than it already has done. ChipsAway are also specialists in Paintwork Scratches, Minor Dents, Bumper Scuffs, and Supagard Paint Protection. To find out more about our alloy wheel repairs or any other minor car body repairs that you need, feel free to give us a call on 0800 145 5118, or alternatively, you can arrange a free estimate via our online contact form.

Other Alloy Wheel Repair FAQs

Below we have listed some other frequently asked questions we get asked surrounding alloy wheels repair and the ChipsAway process.

What are alloy wheels usually made of?

Alloy wheels are typically made from a combination of aluminum and other metals, such as nickel or magnesium. This combination of metals results in a wheel that is lighter and stronger than traditional steel wheels.

How do I know which type of alloy wheel is on my car?

You can typically find out the type of alloy wheel on your car by checking the owner’s manual or contacting the manufacturer. Additionally, you can look for markings on the wheel itself, which often indicate the type of alloy used or any specific information about the wheel.

How do I measure my allow wheels?

To measure your alloy wheels, you will need to use a tape measure. Start by measuring the diameter of the wheel from one end to the other, passing through the center. This will give you the wheel’s diameter. Then, measure the width of the wheel from one edge to the other. These measurements will give you the size of your alloy wheels.

How can I find my alloy wheel paint code?

The paint code for your alloy wheels is typically located on a sticker or plate affixed to the inside of the driver’s side door jamb. It may also be found in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. If you’re unable to locate it, you can contact the manufacturer or a dealership for assistance.

How long does it take to repair alloy wheels?

Here at ChipsAway we have designed a SMART repair technique that is proven to provide a fantastic finish when repairing alloy wheel damage. This process has been designed to help get your car back into brilliant condition as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is for this reason that our alloy wheel repairs only take a few hours to complete.

How should I look after my alloy wheels once they have been repaired?

Once your alloy wheels have been repaired it is important to take care of them correctly in order to maintain their condition. Here are some tips on how to protect your alloy wheels.

  1. Here at ChipsAway, we recommend regularly washing your alloy wheels in order to keep them clean and free from potentially damaging dirt. That being said, it is important to wait five days before cleaning or applying any form of finish to alloy wheels that have recently been repaired. This is to allow for any paint to cure before any additional finish is added to them.
  2. Protect your alloys for winter with alloy wheel sealant to create a barrier against corroding contaminants. Most alloy wheel manufacturers have a preferred sealant, which will protect your alloys from salt and dirt particles.
  3. Alloy wheel protectors help maintain the appearance of your wheels while acting as a barrier against potential damage. They protect the edges or rims, so when contact occurs, they absorb the impact of the damage, protecting your actual wheels.
    See How To Protect Your Alloys to read more.

Can I repair alloy wheels myself at home?

Even when we try our hardest, alloy wheels can become damaged but there is no need to worry. While some DIY kits are available to try at home, ChipsAway are experts in alloy wheel repair and will have your alloys repaired to their prime condition in no time. They can also attend to minor dents, paintwork scratches and bumper scuffs. With experts nationwide, there won’t be one too far from you. Just call 0800 145 5118, or arrange a free estimate via our online contact form.

Will alloy wheels affect my car insurance?

Alloy wheels can potentially affect your car insurance premiums. Since alloy wheels are considered an upgrade from standard steel wheels, they may increase the overall value of your vehicle. However, the impact on your insurance premiums may vary depending on your insurance provider and the specific terms of your policy. It’s best to contact your insurance company directly to inquire about any potential changes to your premiums as a result of installing alloy wheels on your vehicle. When it comes to alloy wheel repair it is often cheaper to use our local alloy wheel refurbishment services than it is to claim and effect your insurance premium – contact us for a free quote today.

Can I get specific alloy wheel insurance?

Yes, you can get specific alloy wheel insurance. Some insurance providers offer specialised coverage for alloy wheels to protect them from damage or theft. This type of coverage can be beneficial if you have invested in expensive alloy wheels and want to safeguard them against potential risks. When it comes to alloy wheel repair it is often cheaper to use our local alloy wheel refurbishment services than it is to claim and effect your insurance premium – contact us for a free quote today.

What is the best way to clean alloy wheels?

One of the best ways to clean alloy wheels is to use a non-acidic wheel cleaner and a soft brush or sponge. Start by rinsing the wheels to remove loose dirt, then apply the wheel cleaner and let it sit for a few minutes to loosen the brake dust and grime. After that, gently scrub the wheels with the brush or sponge, making sure to reach into all the nooks and crannies. Finally, rinse the wheels thoroughly and dry them with a clean microfiber cloth.

What are some of the best ways to revamp your wheels?

One of the best ways to revamp your wheels is to take care of your alloys – see our blog How To Protect Your Alloys for full details. However, repairing scuffed alloys will need some professional attention. ChipsAway are experts in alloy wheel repair and will have your alloys repaired to their prime condition in no time. They can also attend to minor dents, paintwork scratches and bumper scuffs. Just call 0800 145 5118, or arrange a free estimate via our online contact form.

How can I prevent alloy wheel damage in the future?

Repairing damaged alloy wheels is frustrating, so taking care of them to keep them pristine is important. Protection is key to preventing alloy wheel damage in the future – read our blog How To Protect Your Alloys for full details. You can find out more about our repairs by either finding your ChipsAway minor body repair specialist or calling us direct on 0800 145 5118.

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