Hitting a pothole can be costly and dangerous. Wheels bear the brunt of pothole collisions and the damage is often only too obvious, with deflated tyres or buckled wheels and vibration though steering and possible MOT failure.
To replace a damaged alloy with a new one can cost hundreds of pounds.
We can straighten your bent or buckled wheel at a fraction of the cost of a new one on our 5 ton press and lathe. The wheel is substantially heated on the damaged area to give the metal flexibility to minimise the risk of cracking. This will leave a scorch mark but in most cases will be on the rear of the wheel and will be unseen. If however the buckle is on the front edge, the wheel may benefit from a refurbishment of the customer's choice.We ask customers to bring the wheels to The Wheel Genie to be assessed, as in most cases even the worst buckle can be straightened saving a substantial amount of money to the motorist.
Wheels with small hairline cracks may be able to be welded. This will depend on visual inspection by The Wheel Genie, and will only be carried out with customers' consent.
If we feel any wheels are not repairable, the customer will be notified and we will recommend the purchase of a replacement wheel.