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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…

Arfan
18:50 15 Jul 20
Booked my 330d in a couple of weeks ago to have 3 alloys refurbed @ the main centre in Stockport. Wheels were diamond cut 20'' 405m. Guys did an amazing job, literally was speechless... looked like wheels had just rolled of the BMW factory!!! Thanks guys.read more
Hazel Chaisty
09:29 01 Jul 20
Superb service and WOW my wheels have been resurrected! Don’t know how you got them looking so good! Thanksread more
Rick Allan
14:54 04 Jun 20
Excellent service, courteous, well organised and fair prices. Oh, and the work carried out was 1st class.read more
Phil Capper
11:58 21 May 20
Brilliant service fro start to finish. Darren came and collected the tyres on Monday, he was super professional from start to finish and the wheels look great.read more
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

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