If you’ve invested in a set of alloy wheels for your car, the chances are that you’ll want to keep them in excellent condition. Alloy wheels are a fantastic attribute for a car to have. Keeping them damage-free not only keeps your car looking great, but it 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 find themselves in less than perfect condition, you’ll want to restore them as soon as possible.
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 alloy wheel repair service.
Our 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 your wheels return to pristine condition, our alloy repair techniques work on both scuffed alloys and kerbed alloy wheel rims or spokes. Our repairs are not only fast, but also professional and cost-effective. They often cost less than a traditional bodyshop, whilst also ensuring the highest possible result.
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. For a fantastic repair you can call us today on 0845 053 1503, or use our online form to find your local ChipsAway expert.
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, 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. This means there is no need to remove the alloy from the body of the car in order to restore its condition.
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.
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. You can view the blog here.
Here at ChipsAway, we 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 situated all over the UK and are ready to help. Alternatively, depending on where you are based, you may have the option to visit one of our conveniently located fixed-base Car Care Centres. There is no reason why your alloy wheel damage need inconvenience you any more than it already has done. ChipsAway specialists operate across a nationwide network, so wherever you are, we are just a phone call away.
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.
Below we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked surrounding alloy wheels repair and the ChipsAway process.
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.
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.
Click here to read our full blog on the different types of alloy wheel damage.
Once your alloy wheels have been repaired it is important to take care of them correctly in order to maintain their condition. 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.
There are a number of fantastic alloy wheel cleaners on the market, from specialist shampoos and polish, to car cleaning products like clay bars that can all be used to clean alloy wheels. Each will help you keep your alloys clean. Our advice is to avoid cleaners that have an abrasive quality.
Some cleaners and polishes have a slightly abrasive quality to help remove small imperfections in the surface of the wheel. Where this can leave the wheel looking good, they have to be used very carefully in order to avoid potentially wearing the surface of the alloys down in the long run. Using a non-caustic cleaner will avoid any risk whilst also providing a brilliant finish.
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 it costs to repair your alloy wheels 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.
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.