Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in Sunderland

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Top garages for Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in Sunderland (162 found)
Premier Vehicle Care
169 Jobs Completed
Heaton
4.6 / 5

"At Premier Vehicle Care Ltd we offer you a personal service every time. Established for over 50 years, we give you the highest quality service alongside a wealth of expe

Washington Auto Repair Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
101 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Fairfield, Stockton, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street. We offer a wide range of garage services inc

Hylton Road MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

If you need a reliable MOT service that you know you can count on, then you know you have come to the right place. We understand that when you need a reliable garage,

Spanner Monkeys
90 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

All garage services offered. Qualified welder/fabricator on site. 4x4 and performance specialist with many years experience. Qualified electrical engineer on site. Ford B

Gator Garage Services
198 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a new local garage in the Bensham / Team Valley Area, we service and repair all makes and models of car and van, when do any job you need no matter how large or sm

MD Autoservices
56 Jobs Completed
Chester Le Street
4.9 / 5

We are a well established family run business that will carry out work on your vehicle to a high standard whilst being competitively priced. We have two sites in Chester

Origin Automotive Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

Tulip Tyre & Test Centre
12 Jobs Completed
CHESTER-LE-STREET
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business who have just recently opened, although we have many years in the industry you can find us on the Drum Industrial Estate. We provide a who

VRS VEHICLE REPAIR SERVICES
134 Jobs Completed
GATESHEAD
4.6 / 5

we are a garage/vehicle dismantles in felling, Gateshead. We have a spray booth and body shop. We stock thousands of used parts which we can supply + fit at very competit

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

Bosch Car Service - Redgate Lodge
18 Jobs Completed
Shiremoor
3.7 / 5

Customer service is at the forefront of everything we do, and we endeavour to deliver the most enjoyable car service and maintenance work you have ever experienced. Our a

T&M Autos Mobile Mechanics North East
38 Jobs Completed
Chester le Street
5.0 / 5

"We are a mobile servicing company and work 24-7. We do servicing 24 hours per day this mite sound funny but a lot of people work night shift and the last thing they want

Addington Motor Engineering
4 Job Completed
Walker
5.0 / 5

"Here at Addington Motor Engineering, we believe that quality and service are key to establishing a good customer base. Our family-run garage prides itself on delivering

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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment in Sunderland

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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 Sunderland 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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