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Alloy Wheel Repair Loughton

Do you have a set of alloy wheels for your car?

You might be aware that the possibility of them getting damaged is quite high when compared to their steel counterparts. However, you will always aim at investing in these wheels because they help in maintaining the look and increasing the value of your car. Although the chances of them getting damaged are high, there are experts who can conveniently help you with alloy wheel repair in Loughton.

Well, with Chigwells Motor Works by your side, you can get a comprehensive range of services not limited to a simple paintwork scratch repair, but also an alloy wheel repair service. Our alloy wheel experts can help you in getting them repaired and eliminate the need to purchase new alloy wheels. We utilize the most advanced and modern techniques for repairing scuffed alloys and kerbed alloy wheel rims- ultimately fixing it professionally and cost-effectively.

Here are a few of the most frequent and common alloy wheel damage that our experts can rectify:

  • Deep potholes
  • Low Bollards
  • High Kerbs

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No doubt repairing alloy wheels can breathe new life into your car. At Chigwell Motor Works, our alloy repair service begins by first cleaning the damaged alloy wheel, which helps us in revealing the extent of the damage. Then our expert mechanics will mask off the tyre to protect your tyres while the alloy is being repaired.

We also offer alloy wheel repair service that will not demand the wheels to be removed from the vehicle. The whole repairing process can take place with the wheels on, so there’s no need to remove the alloy from the car.

Most of the alloy wheels are restored by carefully sanding the area to remove the damage, such as a chip to the alloy trim or kerb scuff. In case the alloy of your wheel is chipped off, a filler will be used by our professionals to repair the profile before the wheel is sanded again. These processes will ensure the repair is perfectly smooth and allows a flawless finish.

Now as the damaged part or segment of the alloy has been removed, the repair professionals will move ahead to complete the repair by applying a primer and colour coded paint in the surrounding region. Doing this will help in blending the paint colour into the surrounding area, which will further make it look as good as new.

You will find every alloy wheel repair of ours with a smooth finish, while it also helps in preventing the risk of any further damage from exposure to the weather and corrosive road dirt or dust.

What can you do to protect your alloy wheels from damage?

If you are reading this, you already know that alloy wheels tend to get damaged easily. But you can avoid the damage by changing the way you drive and pay close attention to your wheels’ upkeep more than you think it requires.

Practice parking maneuver

Kerb damage is one of the most common ways to spoil alloy wheels. Therefore, you must learn to parallel park alongside the kerb to avoid damage. If your car doesn’t have a reverse parking camera, consider getting one installed. It will enable you to maintain a safe distance between your wheels and the kerb.

Install rim protectors

Rim protectors are nylon strips that you can put around the rim to mask the surface area that might make contact with the kerb. It’s a cost-effective way to protect your prized investment and make your car look great.

There are two types of rim protectors. The one that sticks directly on the edge of the rim, and the other type that slots between the rim and tyre. Installing a rim protector in the slot is a fairly easy job if you know how to jack up the car. Once the car is on jack stands, deflate the tyre, attach the rim protector and inflate again to hold it in place.

Wash your alloys carefully

If you are using any wheel cleaning solution, don’t let it sit longer on the rim than the recommended time. While these acid-based solutions remove the grease, dirt and brake dust effectively, they tend to eat through the finish if not washed off within the recommended time; thereby, leaving your alloys looking dull and old.

Protect your wheels from the cold weather

You can use a sealant to protect your wheels from dirt and salt during the snow season. These sealants will protect your wheels from corrosion in the same way that those wax products protect the body paintjob.

Despite the best care, alloy wheels will need repair at some point. And for any kind of alloy wheel repair or refurbishment in Loughton, Chigwell Motor Works is here to help.

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