Alloy Wheel Repair and Refurbishment

If you own a car with Alloy Wheels or you have purchased an upgraded set of Alloy Wheels for your car, then the chances are that at some stage you may either have an accident, scuffs the wheel, kerb your wheel or hit a pot hole. The likelihood is that this will immediately de-value and reduce the appeal of your car as wheels are a natural focal point. Damage to Allow Wheels can be repaired and your wheels can be refurbished quite easily and at low cost with our simple service.

We can repair your allow wheels or simply refurbish the painwork, along with wheel straightening and buckle repair. Our alloy repair and refurbishment services for scuffed, damaged and kerbed alloy wheel rims and spokes are not only fast, but also professional and a low cost alternative to buying new alloy wheels.

The technicians at A1 alloys are all trained to a very high standard to use the specialist polishing machines we use at our premises or carry on our mobile vans. We can repair and re-polish your wheels as we have the machines on-site or on our vans. We can either polish them to a mirror finish without lacquer or lacquer them to protect the alloy.

  • Full Factory refurbishment not just temporary touch up
  • Drive in service leave your car with us and we will do the rest.
  • Custom finishes available
  • Factory paint colours from BMW – Audi – Mercedes and many more
  • Repairs to diamond cut wheels
  • Cracked alloy wheel repair
  • Buckled wheel repair and straigtening

We offer full wheel refurbishments and colour changes, if you have a specific colour we can colour code. We can also color match brake calipers and you can drive your car into our workshop, and we will do the rest.  Full refurbishment for alloys with cracks, corrosion, and scuffs can all be fixed.

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Wheel Straightening

Potholes are a very common problem on the roads of Britain and cost drivers millions of pounds a year. If you have hit a pothole and think you wheel is buckled do not rush out to the dealer and buy an expensive replacement wheel, come to us..

We can straighten the vast majority of buckles using our stragihtening system. Applying heat and using electro-mechanic we can get your wheel back into shape. Even cracked wheels can be rescued, so it is always worth asking us for an inspection.

Common Signs of Pothole Damage

  • Bulging in the sidewall area of the tyre
  • Dents, leaks and rusting
  • Axle and suspension failure
  • Vibration or deflation of tyre

The wheel straightening specialists at A1 Alloys can repair any pothole damage and can improve the condition of your tyres and vehicle to a great extent.

We have the expertise and technical knowhow to provide high quality pothole damage repair service for wheels which have been curbed, stone chipped or corroded.

 

 

Our wheel straightening service Includes:

  • Straightening bent wheels or rims
  • Repairing punctured tyre
  • Refurbishing pothole damaged dents, leaks and rusting
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Welding Cracked Wheels

We are capable of fixing almost any damage from minor kerbing to severe pothole impacts such as cracked wheels. Taking a welder and using high grade aluminium we can repair wheels to industry and insurance standards.

Cracked alloy wheels are a common problem on larger rims, cracks or hair line fractures on alloys is even more common possibly due to run flat tyres, often the cracks are discovered when a slow puncture is discovered on your MOT,  cracks can be repaired and still keep the wheels strength and integrity.

Our specialist welders can weld the alloy wheel for cracks, stress fractures or kerb damage or any other defects such as large chunks missing.

The Process
We grind out both sides of the crack or hairline fracture. This is to get rid of any contamination so the weld will be perfect.

We then weld both sides of the alloy wheel, some weld repairs often do one side which makes the wheel weak, once the weld is done on both sides, it is as strong as a new wheel.

Lastly we grind the weld down so it doesnt damage the inside of the tyre.

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Diamond Cutting

Diamond cutting is a technique that gives a painted wheel and polished face. This process is done before the lacquer is applied the the wheel. To diamond cut we use a specialised wheel turning lathe and computerised profile capturing. This state of the art method allows us precise control over the finished cut of the wheel and enables us to cut wheels that many other companies will not attempt.

More and more wheels are now diamond cut. It is easy to identify if your wheels are diamond cut, the way to tell is if the faces of the wheels are very shiny- almost like the back of a CD.

You can also see grain lines in the metal- this is where they have been turned on the lathe. They also have painted inserts; these can be any colour, usually black, silver or anthracite.
The Process

The process involves cleaning your alloys wheels using a specialist jet machine which removes all dirt, tar, and grit. Once clean, the surface of the wheel is precision cut on a lathe to leave a high cut shiny finish. The wheel is then completed by coating the rim with a scratch proof lacquer.

At this stage the alloys are carefully quality checked by our technicians to ensure it meets our high standards of finish. The tyres are then refitted, inflated to the correct pressure and re balanced.

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Mobile Repairs

A1 Alloys specifically specialise in repairing and refurbishing alloy wheels. What sets us apart from the rest is our mobile service…

Areas Covered
Our mobile service operates within a 30 mile radius of central London.

We cover part of all of the home counties, but suggest you call us before to check if we cover your area. We have a number of mobile vans available & all drivers are professional alloy wheel refurbishment specialists.

Please note: Our mobile service cannot repair cracked wheels or buckled wheels and that we recommend replacing not repairing or bringing them to our premises in Bromley.

Same Day Service
At A1 Alloys we can usually offer a same day service at no extra charge however there will be times where we are so busy it may not be available please call for availability.

Please note all services offered on this site are subject to our trading terms and conditions which are available on request.Please contact us for more information

We also accomplish work for used car sales, rental companies, fleet companies, tyre/alloy wheel shops, body repair centres and other additional companies.

Our work is fully guaranteed and we are fully insured.

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Caliper Painting

Within our workshop services we offer high end brake caliper refurbishment painting and cosmetic colour change painting. We completely sand the calipers to remove any corrosion and previous paint before applying our high temperature paint available in many colours.

Our brake caliper painting service and will paint your calipers in any colour you wish, as long as we have it in stock, new decals are applied on request these will be clear laquered over so will remain permanent with no unsightly peeling off.

The Finish we achieve on our brake caliper painting service will out last that of standard finish calipers from the factory and will eclipse that of Porsche Lamborghini Maserati and all marquee models

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Brakes, Discs and Pads

It’s not always possible to get your vehicle booked into your preferred service department or your franchise dealer as quickly as you need to, even when your brake warning light is on.

Why not bring your vehicle to us, or better still get us to check and repair your brakes while your allow wheels are being refurbished?

You may also want to check your braking system in advance of an MoT, before a long journey, or just as part of an ongoing maintenance routine.

We carry out a diagnostic brake inspection that can determine when you will need to replace brake components. This begins with a thorough examination of the braking system and the condition of all its components.

The examination includes the digital measurement of wear on brake pads, discs and drums against manufacturers’ specifications. The aim is to provide the best possible advice to help you restore the condition of your braking system to as near to the manufacturer’s original specification as possible.

The result of this examination is recorded on a written brake report together with the cost of any required solutions. All quotations are subject to this examination.

We also guarantee purchased brake pads or shoes against accidental damage, wear and defects for as long as you own your car, provided you authorise all work identified as being required, during or at any future brake inspection.

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Tyre Service

At A1 Alloys we encounter a wide range of vehicles and budgets, and we know that there’s no ‘catch-all’ tyre to suit everyone’s needs. We offer a range of brands including Bridgestone, Dunlop, Continental, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli and more.

We don’t believe in supplying poor quality tyres. This means that even our budget tyres are of a particular standard. The better the performance of the tyre, the lower your vehicle’s running costs will be in the long term.

Full tyre fitting service
As well as supplying a great range of tyres, our professional operatives deliver a professional service. We don’t expect you to be a tyre expert with a full knowledge of what tyre to use.

Our fitters will offer friendly, clear and expert advice about the best tyres for your vehicle. The fitting service which we offer has a quick turnaround time and is fully guaranteed.

Selecting the right tyre is crucial for getting the most from your vehicle. We can supply & fit a comprehensive range of 4×4 & SUV tyres to suit everyone’s requirements. whether for on road leisure or serious off roading, we offer expert advice. We are a 4site 4 x 4 tyre centre.

Why not bring your vehicle to us, or better still get us to check and repair your tyres while your alloy wheels are being refurbished?

We also provide a puncture repair service as well as a tyre balancing service

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Body Shop

The repair process starts with an assessment by a qualified in-house Vehicle Damage Assessor using an industry-regulated computer generated appraisal.  We will provide a full quotation of the work required which will include all charges, so you can be assured there will be no unpleasant surprises on completion.rs

Your vehicle will then be scheduled in to our Bodyshop which utilises all available resources to fast track your car or motorbike through the repair process, so you will have your vehicle back and fully repaired, quick smart, before you even start missing it!

At some points your car may have more than one technician working on it, so we can guarantee that we will meet the industry’s most speedy repair times.

Accident Repairs

  • The highest quality accident repairs which meet the strictest criteria
  • 24hr recovery
  • Free estimates
  • Insurance work from the leading companies
  • Services for all makes and models

High Quality Workmanship

With a lot of our work being repeat business and recommendations from previous customers, this shows just how hard we try to provide you with the service you deserve. For any more information regarding dent repair or accident repair we provide please

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