Durham Alloy Wheel Repair, Straightening and Refurbishment
The slightest damage to the wheel on your car can have an effect on your vehicle's performance, you may not be able to physically see the damage but you may feel vibrations on the steering wheel. Not only is the drive impaired – but most importantly you could be driving with a potentially dangerous wheel.
98% of buckled alloy wheels are repairable, we usually fix them same day.
Damaged alloy wheels can get worse as time goes by, which will lead you to the repair shop urgently and result in your vehicle being off the road, and leaving you not just with the wheel repair, but potentially secondary damage caused by continuing to drive the vehicle with a damaged wheel.
Don’t leave it too late to get your wheel fixed!
Our skilled mechanics are the best in their field, they’ll make sure your car is ready as soon as possible, 100% safe to drive, and can easily pass the MOT test. Leave the car wheel straightening to professionals, and you will not be disappointed!
What are the signs of a damaged / buckled wheel?
- The tyre wear is uneven.
- The tracking feels like it is out.
- The driving wheel starts vibrating when you exceed a certain speed.
- The tyre fitter cannot balance the wheel.
- Losing air pressure (like a slow puncture).
If you notice any of the above, we recommend making an appointment with us so we can check your wheels thoroughly.
Driving with a damaged wheel is not safe! - even if it is minor. It can result in a blowout at high speed...
Remember: better safe than sorry!
Can buckled alloy wheels be repaired?
Yes! Alloy wheels can get buckled in many ways, such as hitting a pothole or bent by kerb damage. Alloy wheel straightening is one of our most common wheel repairs, and doesn’t cost a fortune!
We can fix it the same day, or while you wait, it all depends on how badly the wheel is buckled.
Get in touch with our team today for an accurate free no obligation chat.
How does car wheel straightening/repair work?
Today most modern car wheels are made of aluminium or magnesium alloy, manufacturers prefer alloys as they are more durable, lighter and aesthetically pleasing. However, they are not as strong as traditional steel wheels which means alloy wheels are prone to deterioration even denting, cracking, and buckling.
However, 98% of buckled alloy wheels can be repaired and refurbished giving you more alternatives to buying new alloys, which can be an unnecessary expense.
We use a purpose-built straightening machine to fix buckled rims, the whole process of buckled car wheel repair works like this:
- We remove the tyre and check for cracks and buckles.
- Then we measure the wheel to mark uneven areas.
- The wheel is heated at high temperature to soften the metal, which helps when straightening.
- Hydraulic press is used to fix uneven points.
- We fit the tyre and balance it.
Alloy wheel straightening / repair can be completed the same day, so you’ll be back on the road quickly
Why you should choose us
Are you looking to repair a buckled alloy wheel in the North East?
Look no further! We offer a premium alloy straightening service at an affordable price, usually with same day turnaround.
Buckled Alloy Wheel Repair
A buckle on a wheel is not the end of its life as it once was years ago. If you find the right Alloy Wheel Repair Specialist the buckle can be straightened out at a fraction of the cost of a new wheel just as a crack can be welded, obviously the weld must be perfect or your tyres go flat. Our technicians have ample experience, the process will be hassle-free and you’ll be back on the road within hours.
Alloy Wheel Repair, Straightening in Sacriston, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North East and Cumbria, Tyne and Wear.
Our experienced technicians offer alloy wheel repairs in Bishop Auckland Durham for all the major car manufacturers including Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Tesla, Audi, Citroen, Chrysler, Fiat, Ferrari, Honda, Ford, Jaguar, Hyundai, Land Rover, Jeep, Lotus, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Morgan, Porsche, Peugeot, Saab, Renault, Smart, Seat, Tesla, Toyota, Suzuki, Volvo, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.