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Cracked alloys

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In life, once the cracks begin to show there’s no going back, or so they say. Unfortunately, the same can also be said for your alloy wheels. Let’s take a look at what a cracked alloy wheel is, and how Prestige Wheels can help.


What’s a cracked alloy?

Unsurprisingly, a cracked alloy is, well, when your alloy is exhibiting visible cracks! A cracked alloy is most commonly caused when a wheel bumps into a kerb, or even because of potholes or uneven roads. Whilst more serious than a kerbed alloy, a cracked alloy is still something Prestige Wheels can repair without needing to completely replace the wheel.

How can I detect a cracked alloy?

Some cracks will appear more obvious in an alloy than others. For car owners determined to keep on top of any potential damage, you can find specialist crack detection sprays which will not only clean any potentially affected areas ready for crack testing, but will also cover the alloy in a dye to reveal any dreaded imperfections.

What’s the problem?

As with any crack, the range of damage caused when an alloy is cracked can be broad. A smaller crack isn’t always immediately noticeable when looking at an alloy, whereas larger cracks in the wheel can potentially see air leak out rapidly. In times like this, it is urgent that you seek out the assistance of a repair technician as soon as possible.

Do I need to fix it?

As mentioned above, if your alloy is badly cracked and you find that air is leaking from it, you’ll need some assistance from an alloy repair specialist. Cracked alloys can very quickly escalate into a complete blowout which is obviously something you’ll be keen to avoid. The good news here is that whilst you may assume that a cracked alloy would need to be completely replaced, Prestige Wheels are actually able to repair the alloy as it is. Our technicians are proficient in wheel refurbishment, going into depth to determine the current state of the alloy wheel before carrying out a welding repair.

How do Prestige fix a cracked alloy?

As a cracked alloy falls under a cosmetic repair, here’s the process of how we’ll make our repair when booked through our mobile repair service:

  • The vehicle is jacked up safely and on the designated points and left securely on axle stands
  • The tyres are deflated and pushed back to ensure maximum access to the damaged area
  • All damage is removed ensuring the shape of the wheel is kept
  • The wheel is then re-sprayed and lacquered back to original form
  • The wheel is then cured off under the heat system
  • Once the alloy is dry – the tyres are re-inflated to the correct manufacturers pressure
  • The wheels are then fitted back on to the vehicle ensuring the correct torque has been applied**

*We ask all customers to check the nuts after driving for 50km after wheel has been re-fitted*

Why choose Prestige?

There’s a whole host of reasons to go with Prestige for your cracked alloy repair – our service, experience and pricing are amongst the best in the business – but if convenience is one of your key criteria then you needn’t look elsewhere. With our Mobile Cosmetic Repair service you simply book your repair and you’ll receive an instant email with available timeslots starting at just 48 hours from your point of booking. Simply select a timeslot which is convenient for you and we’ll come out to you to carry out the repair. That’s right, whether you’re at home or at work – we’ll take all the stress of dropping and collecting your vehicle out of the equation, even offering a 12-month warranty on all of our mobile repairs. Alternatively, we do still offer an in-house repair service at our main centre, but instead of leaving you without a vehicle whilst yours is in for repair, we actually offer a hire car service for just £12 per day. At Prestige we really understand that convenience is key for customers, and that’s reflected in these unique offerings.

We hope that you know a bit more about what a cracked alloy is and why it’s a good idea to get it fixed if you encounter this problem, and we hope we’ve convinced you that Prestige Wheels are the team who can give you the best service. Head to our homepage to book in your repair today, or for any queries simply fill out our contact form or give us a call and one of our expert technicians will be able to assist.


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What our customers say…

Matt Parkman
12:41 28 Feb 20
Kieron Lynch
17:00 21 Feb 20
Cannot recommend enough. Brilliant service from start to finish. Automated booking system makes things really easy, with text message updates re booking etc. I had the mobile repair, with badly kerb'd diamond cut alloys. They have come up as good as new. Technician Matthew was great.read more
Emma Leach
20:35 19 Feb 20
Lovely staff, they sorted my wheel and even washed my car 👍
Anthony Anthony
10:20 22 Jan 20
Great service from initial booking to job completion. Rob in the office was excellent and Matt Riley completing the job at my home address. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and wouldn’t hesitate using again should I need to. Thanks guys.read more
Adam W
17:34 03 Jan 20
I phoned up thinking it would be a 1-2 week wait but they managed to fit me in the day after, I was called prior to arrival and the guy got straight to work. Really happy with the work done to my alloy. A high standard especially when it was done mobile at my home. Highly recommended these guysread more
Mohammed Salam
12:14 03 Dec 19
Amazing service provided, refurb 3 Alloys looked brand new.Thank you
Steven Parker
16:13 27 Nov 19
Matthew Southgate
11:41 22 Nov 19
Really happy with the friendly and professional service provided by Luke and Nick - welding a cracked alloy - completed in under an hour. The pre-sales telephone support by Amy was good. I would recommend this mobile service.read more
Robert Blairs
12:22 16 Oct 19
Very helpful and a super job
David Parkinson
05:53 17 Sep 19
ilias del
09:43 23 Aug 19
High quality service for 20 inch Porsche alloy wheels/tyre. Will definitely recommend them.
Lee B
17:18 05 Jul 19
Changed my wheel colour from factory silver to black. Looks so much better and the quality of finish is perfect. Second time I’ve used this company and I cannot fault the work that they do.read more
Tom Barnett
13:39 20 Jun 19
Had my two nearside wheels refurbed for curbing on my car (careless non-excusable from myself!) And they did a top job of them and looked brand new after the work was done, would definitely use again thanks!read more
Caroline Lowndes
11:36 11 Apr 19
Matt came to repair one scuffed alloy wheel at my home. Prompt, courteous, clear communications, polite. Very swift work with a very happy customer. I would definitely recommend.read more
Karen Ball
18:57 20 Mar 19
My hubby wanted his alloys re done due to scratches & water discoloration.Called at Prestige to see some samples of colours etc, the lady was extremely helpful in giving out the advice as answered all the questions.Was told it would take 4 days to complete but was done in 2 days and my hubby is extremely pleased with the result as he went from silver to metallic grey. Longevity of the finish cannot be determined at the time of this review.read more
Mike Corlett
09:43 19 Mar 19
Prompt turnaround taking damaged wheel off and spare on by the ladies on duty. Nearly up to F1 standard! Used before, a great cost effective alternative to a new wheel.read more
Mike B
00:03 16 Feb 19
Had my wheels painted here.Nice job and good service.Would use them again for sure.
stephen fell
08:10 08 Feb 19
These guys are simply amazing... I had loads of questions about the process and options for about two weeks prior to my appointment the guys where super quick to reply to my emails and always nice and helpful, I eventually booked myself in, dropped the car off for a color change. The only down side is that it takes 2/3 days however there is a lot of work that goes into the process so I didn’t mind. These guys are very competitive on the pricing and given the quality of service and the end product I couldn’t be happier, car was returned to me in perfect condition and the wheels look great... if your looking for any repair or color change work you must use these guys, you won’t find better service or product, I’ve used others in the past and these guys wipe the floor with competition!read more
andyk3
08:59 04 Dec 18
Can’t fault them, called them out to my mustang after catching one of the wheelsCame to my home address, engineer was very polite and professionalJob was completed to a very high standard and you can’t even see the repairGreat serviceread more
Barry Higgins
12:11 18 Nov 18
Pete Chapman
17:16 10 Nov 18
Have done a great job thank you. Only the tiniest problem, the tyres on my repaired wheels were over inflated but for the overall quality of the job this was nothing. Many thanks much appreciated.read more
Boyakasha
06:48 19 Oct 18
Amazing! I swear they've just put new wheels on my car! The standard e46 staggered rims went in buckled and so horrendously corroded and flaking that I expected a call to say they were beyond hope, but they're absolutely flawless now and the car looks brand new again. Can't praise Prestige Wheels enough and will certainly recommend them to everyone I know.read more
poto lomas
11:00 02 Oct 18
Very good company for diamond wheel cutting and scuffs would highly recommend
Chris Shaw
15:06 02 Aug 18
Absolutely excellent service. Very convienient. They came to my house. Highly recomend.
David
09:20 06 Jul 18
Great to deal with. Not sure how it stacks up price wise versus competitors but I was pleased with how my wheel looked when I collected it. Saved me a lot of money when I traded my old car in.read more
Lisa Fisher
06:16 17 May 18
Fantastic service, reliable and friendly.
Nath A
03:56 06 May 18
The Real Jack Reacher
22:53 19 Apr 18
Really lovely people that run this place. Great family business and they are excellent at what they do. Wheels look amazing and a very reasonable rate. I will keep returning to this place.read more
Aidan Killoran
16:09 03 Apr 18
Super Job from a Great company the Office staff were so helpful and Alistair Came and sorted my Alloy wheel 1ST Class Job Thank Youread more
Jillian Roebuck
20:08 05 Nov 17
Wendy Mccormick
20:40 23 Oct 17
Brilliant job on my kerbed alloy, 5 star service
Glynn Chadwick
08:12 04 Oct 17
Did a great job on my diamond cut wheels and the cheapest
Graham Wright
10:24 13 Sep 17
Turned up bang on time, Luke did an excellent job on 2 badly kerb damaged alloys, both look as good as new. Would highly recommend.Graham - Warringtonread more
Ian Baxter
06:04 08 Jul 17
Great service. Excellent workmanship.
Joe Davies
14:16 27 Jun 17
Value for money service.
Jack Thomas
13:25 18 May 17
What a fabulous job Prestige Wheels did on my Lexus badly damaged wheel. Can't believe it's just like new and at reasonable price and time.read more
Jordan Clarke
05:55 07 May 17
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