Wheel Straightening

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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 straightening 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.

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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