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Kerbed alloys

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Anybody who has ever had alloy wheels will recognise those nasty chips they can get on the side of them, but did you know that they have a name and that they can be fixed? Let’s take a look at what a kerbed alloy wheel is, and how Prestige Wheels can help.


What’s a kerbed alloy?

A kerbed alloy is simply an alloy wheel that has been scuffed or scratched on a kerb, so that a chip or groove is taken out of it. This most commonly happens while parking or while turning into a corner, often because the driver has misjudged their wheel position and caused it to strike the kerb. The good news is that it’s not as serious as cracking or denting your alloy and there’s normally no need to replace the wheel, which is where Prestige Wheels comes in. We can rectify any and all damage to your alloy wheel and have it looking brand new thanks to our tried and tested methods, and our attention to detail.

What’s the problem?

A kerbed alloy can vary in severity from cosmetic to serious, so it’s generally a good idea to get any damage checked out if you think it might become a problem. Nobody likes to drive their car around looking uncared for, and a kerbed alloy can even have implications for your car’s re-sale value when it’s time to upgrade, but it can also impact your car’s performance if you drive on one. At best the deformed shape of the wheel caused by the damage is likely to shorten the life of your tyres if they don’t fit properly, and at worst a kerbed alloy can worsen into something more serious like a structural crack if not taken care of.

Do I need to fix it?

One of the biggest questions we get asked regularly is whether it’s cost-effective for you to get your wheel fixed when it’s kerbed. While you may not be too concerned about cosmetic damage, the resulting damage from not fixing it if it’s masking a more serious problem with your wheel could be expensive or even deadly. When you book a repair in with us, we don’t just take a look at the surface. We go in-depth into the condition of your wheel to find out exactly what is wrong, and we can detect problems that might go unnoticed with a more cosmetic fix. Here’s how.

Why choose Prestige?

There’s a whole host of reasons to go with Prestige for your kerbed 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 in an appropriate timeslot for your repair, and we’ll come out to you to 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. 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 kerbed 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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