Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in London

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Top garages for Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in London (1,491 found)
All Fords LTD
2164 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES All Fords Ltd specialises in servicing and repairi

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
3942 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided: -- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements -- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

Peter James Motor Group.
510 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Leonardo auto center
429 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

MTECH Auto Services
776 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey

MMM Auto UK
672 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
4.5 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

The Garage Walton
258 Jobs Completed
Walton on Thames
4.8 / 5

We are based in Walton on thames Surrey. Mot just £39.95 & save even more with a service! We offer fixed price servicing starting from £85.00 meaning you can sa

London Motor Sports Ltd
1417 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH. Our main focus has always been to deliver best qu

Car Lovers
649 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.7 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and

SMS Motors
1796 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.6 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much

Crs Autos
139 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Customer care is our top priority servicing all makes and models to keep you on the road safely. Free vehicle pick up and drop off should you require Prices we quot

F&M Autos LTD
92 Jobs Completed
South Ockendon
4.4 / 5

F&M, the region’s fastest growing body repair centre, is located in an ideal position on the borders of London, Essex and Kent. We are a family run business with a

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
2298 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We speciali

Courtwood Car Services
275 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.5 / 5

"Based in Uxbridge and established since 1978, Courtwoods are a family run company with a reputation for being reliable, friendly and professional. We are committed to ex

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
723 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in London

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How much does Alloy Wheel Refurbishment cost in London?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alloy Wheel Refurbishment is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in London for Alloy Wheel Refurbishment on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£109.44
BMW£114.30
Audi£120.78
Vauxhall£103.64
Volkswagen£100.43
Ford£107.10
Toyota£129.43
Peugeot£196.55

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/06/2022 and 28/09/2022.

What is Alloy Wheel Refurbishment?

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment is a service which restores an alloy wheel to as close to its original condition as possible.

An alloy wheel refurb is the best service to get if you simply want to remove any alloy damage which has caused scraping and scratching. This is often caused by the alloy wheel scraping the curb of a pavement. Even though the damage may not be as extreme as a full crack, scrapes on your alloy wheel can lead to serious problems as corrosion can easily set in once the top layer of an alloy wheel is removed. An alloy wheel refurbishment should not take a long time to complete. However, it is entirely dependent on the extent of the damage.



Mobile Alloy Wheel Repair

We have many mobile mechanics that can perform a mobile alloy wheel repair in London to save you having to take your car to a garage. Mobile alloy wheel repair offers convenience without sacrificing on the quality of work, which is why many choose it over taking their car to a garage.



Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Cost

Prices will vary depending on how many wheels need repair and the extent of the damage. Small wheel scratch repairs will cost considerably less than a severely cracked alloy wheel. Expect to receive quotes between £85-£135.

As shown at the top of this page, costs will also differ by brand of car. However, the only way to get a personalised estimate is by getting in touch with the best alloy wheel repair specialists using WhoCanFixMyCar.



Alloy Wheel Welding

A brand new alloy wheel will cost you a lot, so you are much better off getting a quote for a repair if possible. If the damage to the alloy wheel is restricted to a hairline crack, this can be resolved with a welding service which many mobile mechanics and garages offer.

The cost and time taken to undertake an alloy wheel weld will depend entirely on the extent of the damage to the car alloy wheel. However, you will have to consult the mechanic directly.



Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Repair

Some mechanics offer a specialised service called diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment which is the most accurate method of refurbishment.

However, mobile mechanics cannot offer this service as the use of lathe is required which is a large machine that weighs about a ton!

The process is essentially removing a thin layer of alloy from the wheel. This is done using lathing equipment, which isn’t possible to move around with ease – hence why mobile mechanics not offering this service.

As you can imagine this process can only be carried out a handful of times, as removing too much alloy will result in the structure of the wheel itself becoming unstable. This is why a powder coating is the much more popular method used by both garages and mobile mechanics.



Alloy Wheel Powder Coating

Powder coating is a service which is used to change the colour of the alloy wheel, or refurbish a wheel using colour matching.

The alloy wheel powder coating process includes the following steps:

·        The wheel is blasted by hand or is given a chemical strip to remove the top layer of lacquer and paint.

·        The wheels are then dressed and filed in order to deal with potential damage to the edges of the wheel rim.

·        The wheel is then gently heated to remove air from the alloy before the first layer of powder coat finish is applied.

·        The wet-in-wet procedure can then be applied before further thermal treatment.



Cracked Wheel or Bent Rims

If the air is going down quicker than you think it should on your tyre, this can be a sign that you have a crack on your alloy wheel.

If your alloy wheel has a crack, you need to get the problem seen to immediately. A crack in your alloy will certainly affect the structural integrity of the whole wheel and put you and your passengers in danger.

Alloy wheels can sustain cracks with ease and are especially at risk when a car is driven over potholes and speed bumps.

As the overall rolling height (wheel + tyre) remains the same on all cars, larger alloys requiring tyres with lower-profile sidewalls are more susceptible to crack damage. This is because a tyre sidewall flexes to absorb bumps and impacts, so a tyre with less sidewall (low profile tyre) has less ability to flex and absorb impact on our roads.

The good news is that you don’t have to replace an alloy wheel if a crack does appear.

An alloy wheel crack can be repaired by initially grinding the crack from both sides before the weld takes place, so that there is no contamination.

The weld of the alloy wheel is carried out and then a refurbishment of the alloy follows to restore the cosmetic integrity and structural integrity.

However, if an alloy wheel has more than three cracks, it is likely that you will need to buy a new alloy wheel.

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