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Cracked Alloy Wheel Repair

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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 does 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 the original form
  • The wheel is then cured off under the heating system
  • Once the alloy is dry – the tyres are re-inflated to the correct manufacturer’s 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 the 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…

rhian arden
10:58 27 Aug 21
What a great company! Fast and friendly service from start to finish and I’m so happy with how my alloys turned out can’t thank you enough:)read more
hugo Cameron
12:07 28 Jun 21
Outstanding customer service and a fantastic repair to my alloy wheel that I curbed rather badly. Thanks all.read more
Anthony Anthony
17:52 24 May 21
Great service from initial booking to job completion. Rob in the office was excellent and Matt 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
Tom Law
17:35 09 Apr 21
Excellent service!My Audi Wheels look amazing, and now are back to stock straight from showroom standard.Slick professional service.Very competitive pricing.I’ll be recommending prestige to anyone after a wheel refurb.read more
Nathan Murray
14:53 08 Apr 21
I had my not so easy to repair wheels repaired today by Owain who can I just say was an absolutely top top guy, not only did he give me an honest opinion on whether we could repair with the mobile service but he did an absolutely brilliant job too, he is a credit to the company and I would 100% have him back to do further work if needed. Owain is very knowledgeable about the work he does and provided an absolutely excellent and way above standard service, If I could give over 5 stars I would! Give this man a raise, he is a real credit to your company! Thank you again for your hard work.read more
Marjoy Harrison
17:30 13 Feb 21
Thank you so much for a 5 Star service, from booking in my damaged Alloy for a skim. From collection to delivery was 1st class, special thanks to the fitter, looks amazing. Would recommend.read more
cecil vaz
18:23 31 Jan 21
Kerry Messenger
22:22 03 Nov 20
Very impressed. We were recommended by one of our customers, who had mentioned how impressed they were with these guys.We had a booking that we had to postpone, after a 5 minute telephone call they rescheduled us with no hassle at all.The notification emails and text messages were as promised.A really special thank you to their engineer Kyle Caldwell. He did a brilliant job, the wheels looked like new after.All in all a spot on company with excellent customer service and efficency.Recommended.read more
Charles Allan
11:03 28 Oct 20
Work with a lot from Sytner Group. Good team.
eastconorjames
12:19 13 Oct 20

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