3 reasons why you should repair scraped, scratched, and scuffed alloy wheels
1. Protect the safety of your vehicle and passengers
When you see an abrasion on alloy wheels you are looking at bare aluminum. It is a well-known fact that bare aluminum will oxidize over time in normal driving conditions. In the winter months when the salt hits the road this corrosion process is dramatically increased. Cleaning your wheels with specialty chemicals will also speed up the corrosion process. This oxidation will eventually cause the paint and clear coat to bubble up and flake away. Eventually, it works its way under the bead of the tire causing chronic pressure loss.
According to AAA, 85% of all vehicles on the road have at least 1 tire that is under-inflated. It is also estimated that 90% of all tire failures are caused by under-inflation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that more than 600 deaths and 33,000 injuries per year are due to under-inflated tires.
Fixing curb rash on alloy wheels is critical in providing proper tire pressure and maintaining a safe vehicle. The only thing protecting you and your vehicle from the road is your wheels and tires. Check your tire pressure monthly.2. Protecting your investment
When you sell your car or trade it in for a new one you want it to look its best. The first thing people most likely look at before purchasing a vehicle are the wheels and tires. Fixing curb rash on your expensive alloy wheels can dramatically increase the value of your car plus give the buyer the perception the car has been well maintained.3. Having your alloy wheels fixed rather than replaced can save you money.
The cost of replacing alloy wheels can be expensive. Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists can make that wheel look like new for the fraction of the cost to replace.
Maintaining properly inflated tires will increase your fuel mileage and lengthen the life of your tires. The annual savings from maintaining properly inflated tires can offset the cost of repairing a wheel.
AWRS is the largest worldwide provider of mobile wheel repair services. We provide our services nationwide in specially designed mobile trucks and trailers outfitted with state-of-the-art tooling to repair recondition or refinish painted, polished or machined alloy wheels. At present, we are servicing over 10,500 auto dealers and body shop accounts in the United States and Canada.