LEARN ABOUT YOUR RIM DAMAGE
Potholes, road construction, high curbs and other misadventures behind the wheel can inflict serious damage to your rims. Not only causing a vibration, bent wheels can also leak air which can lead to irreversible tire damage. Bends on the inside barrel of the wheel, opposite of the face or spokes, have an extremely high success rate of being repaired.
Often times when a bent wheel goes for an extended period of time without being straightened, it will fatigue the aluminum alloy. This causes the wheel to crack. We happily repair cracked wheels on a daily basis. Almost all cracked wheels are also bent.
CURB RASH, SCRATCHES & GOUGES
Purely cosmetic damage repair is one of our strong suits here at Express Wheel Repair! If making that most recent close encounter with a curb disappear, You've come to the right place. Curb rash, nicks and dings and even more severe gouges can all be remedied by our skilled wheel repairmen. We can even repair chrome plated and chrome clad wheels that have been rashed up.
CORRODED PLATING AND PINHOLE AIR LEAKS
It is not uncommon to have an air leak caused by something other than a bend or a crack. Poor chrome plating can cause air leaks if the tire bead area is effected and no longer seals in air. This can be the root cause for bends and cracks, when air pressure is too low the tire no longer absorbs the impact of bumps and potholes, putting your rims at risk for further damages. Smoothing and sealing the effected areas to restore the air tight seal and get you back on the road is one of our favorite things to do.
NOT SAFELY REPAIRABLE CONDITIONS
BENDS OR CRACKS ON RIM FACE
Illustrated below are significant bends on the face of the rim which decrease the likelihood of success. We would have to compromise the finish of the wheel and cosmetic refinishing is an additional charge when straightening the face.
LATERAL BENT WHEELS
Bends located at the hub of the wheel. Also Known as "Bent off Center" or "Center Bent". Not easily seen in a photo, all diagnoses for this condition require the wheel to be spinning to detect.
COSMETIC PEELING OR PITTING CHROME
When the chrome plating begins to peel or pit, that becomes a cost prohibitive repair. It can be done, however a better value in almost every case is to just seek out a replacement wheel or an alternative set of wheels that are non chrome.
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