This month we are answering some common questions about wheel refinishing.
Won’t Wheel Refinishing Fade?
The longevity of wheel refinishing depends largely on the quality of work and how and where you drive. If you use dirt roads, hilly areas or unkempt roads with debris and hazards every day, then your wheels will experience much more potential damage than someone who drives predominately on city highways for short distances, for instance. Your wheels can also begin to look bad if you are constantly in stop-and-go traffic – brake dust will begin to build up on the surface of your wheels and start to affect the finish and vibrancy of your wheel surface.
In addition to where you drive and how often, being careless while driving can cause your wheels inadvertent curb rash and other dents and dings due to driver-inattention that will need to be repaired in addition to a refinishing coating for your entire wheel. Being cautious when driving with distractions in the car – passengers, mobile phone use, being sleepy or drinking alcohol, poor weather conditions, etc. – can help keep your wheels free from damage.
In addition, getting a high-quality wheel refinishing job done can make a big difference. Here at Phoenix Rim Repair, we see a lot of wheels come in with prior shoddy refinishing work done, from poor welding jobs, to coating just one face of the wheel (the outer facing wheel instead of the whole wheel inside and out), to air-bubbles and other defects that could be avoided if the proper time and attention was taken while improving and protecting the wheel.
Why Spend the Money on Wheel Refinishing?
Wheel refinishing might seem costly depending on what size and type of wheels you currently have (and what prior damage might need to be repaired). Prior dents, dings, rust, straightening and other damage can add to the cost of your refinishing. Chrome 24-inch wheels on an SUV will of course cost more than standard 13-inch alloy wheels on a sedan.
However, wheel refinishing is not nearly as costly as other automobile services, repairs or replacements. Wheel refinishing is a good investment – protects and improves your wheels and enhances the overall appearance of your vehicle.
The cost to refinish is worth it, especially if you work the with best in Phoenix – Phoenix Rim Repair – we guarantee all of our work. And if you happen to get a scratch or ding in the future we can always refinish one wheel at a time, as needed, just snap a photo of your damaged wheel and fill out our easy quote form and we can provide you a quote.
The fresh look of refinished wheels through priming, clear coating, painting and other services is worth the money if you want your car to look ready for a show room, or a hot date.
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