Buckled and bent wheels don’t always need to be replaced; we are often able to repair them for you.
A lot of damage can be caused by pot holes and deteriorating road surfaces. This can leave wheels buckled and damaged, and that in turn can lead to a loss of tyre pressure as well as vibration and shaking through the steering wheel. It could also lead to an MOT failure.
Out of shape wheels can increase tyre wear, and the vibration they cause can damage the suspension and steering components in your vehicle.
Luckily we are here to help. We can repair your wheels and get you back on the road.
Due to increased demand for this service we have now invested in a high tech specialist straightening machine that uses a hydraulic press to ease out the damage.
The deformed section is determined by centring the wheel on the hub of the machine slowly rotating it and measuring the shape with a dial guage.
Once the damaged area is located we heat this and the surrounding area to avoid the possibility of it cracking under pressure. We then use the hydraulic ram to gently push out this damage until the wheel runs true.
As the wheels are heated during this process there is likely to be discolouration to the painted surface, whilst this will not be visible on the inside of the wheel we recommend a full refurbishment if the damage to be repaired is on the outside face of the wheel.
Finally, the process of straightening a wheel involves considerable force and whilst we will obviously apply our considerable skill and knowledge to the job in hand, it is not possible to guarantee that wheels will not crack as a result.