Express buckled wheel repair
Although a buckled wheel may seem like a minor problem at first, it is not something you should ignore. If you fail to spot the defect and get it fixed in time, steering and suspension systems of your car are likely to be irreparably damaged and worsen your driving experience. Fortunately, it is not the case with Leeds Alloy Wheels. We are committed to providing express buckled alloy wheel repairs for private and commercial cars. When dealing with us, you will be sure your driving is safe, and your vehicle looks impressive.
With dozens of potholes in a road surface today, there is no way to avoid bent rims and other defects. However, this doesn’t mean you have to lash out on new wheels at the first sign of those damages. At Leeds Alloy Wheels, we want you to drive safely without spending a fortune. That is why our garages are equipped with the most sophisticated straightening machines which allow us to carry out buckled wheel repairs to Mercedes, Audi, Ford, BMW, Land Rover and other cars. It’s an affordable solution that makes sure your vehicle meets the MOT requirements.
What is more, you do not have to wait for a month until your car is serviced. We are here to ensure the quickest turnaround for alloy wheel straightening in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Huddersfield and all over West Yorkshire. Our automotive technicians appreciate your time and fix all buckles in the shortest time.
When do you need a buckled alloy wheel repair?
In most cases, it’s extremely challenging to spot a buckle with the naked eye, especially if you haven’t hit any kerbs or manholes recently. However, there are some signs which may help you identify the defect before it’s too late. Let’s take a closer look at them:
- Steering wheel vibration
- Uneven tyre wear
- Poor steerability and car handling
- Bad brake performance
- Low tyre pressure
If you notice any of these signs, it’s high time to get your car inspected by skilled technicians at Leeds Alloy Wheels. We will fix all defects with no hidden alloy wheel straightening costs!
Ins and outs of straightening a buckled wheel
The process of straightening largely depends on the type of your wheels and damage. To bring a factory-fresh appearance to alloys, our specialists implement such techniques as heating, tempering and hydraulic pressing. Our equipment enables us to perform all these procedures at the highest level so that you can end up with like-new wheels at a reasonable price.
If it is about serious cracks or some missing parts in a rim, the only solution will be reshaping it with aluminium welding. It is deemed to be the most effective option for getting the original look of your wheels back. Take your vehicle to one of our stations for alloy wheel straightening in Leeds, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford and other locations in West Yorkshire, and get it serviced by the most competent mechanics in the area.
We will enhance your driving experience and make it safer!
Buckled wheel repair call for express service - 07540831555 or Email Buckled alloy wheels are no laughing matter.
They are very expensive to replace, yet few shops have the equipment or expertise to repair them correctly. Worse yet, buckled wheel repairs that have been completed improperly leave the wheel weak and prone to fail even under normal use.The good news is that safe and effective buckled wheel repair is right on your doorstep, with Leeds Alloy Wheels. We have the trained buckled wheel repair technicians and custom designed equipment needed to make these repairs properly, and at a much lower cost than replacement – truly a win-win situation.
Buckled Wheel Repair - How Is It Done?The exact process varies, depending on the type and extent of damage done to your wheel. Some wheels only require the heating, hydraulic pressing, and heat tempering required by bent or warped wheels. Other types require more extensive work.If there are cracks or chips of metal missing, nothing will restore their lost strength but aluminium welding and reshaping. The most important aspect of the repair process is that you get a wheel that is as strong – and as attractive – as it was fresh from the factory, all at a much lower price than a full replacement. Leeds Alloy Wheels is one of the leaders in providing buckled wheel repairs of this kind.
Leeds Alloy Wheel repair has not only the most advanced wheel straightening machines, but the skilled technicians needed to make your wheels like new.
Your car wont pass the MOT with a buckled wheel, we offer a express wheel repair service
Do You Need Alloy Wheel Straightening?
Have you recently hit a pothole, or worse one of the sinkholes that seem to be popping up out of nowhere, you can probably remember the unpleasant crunch sound as your wheel rim hit the road surface. Sometimes it is enough to replace your tyre, but sometimes it is not.
If you have recently started to feel shaking or vibration as you drive, especially at high speeds, you may have warped, damaged or deformed wheels. Another sign of wheel damage is excessive tyre wear, especially if not merely along the centre or edges (which may indicate high or low tyre pressure). If you have noticed either of these issues, consider alloy wheel straightening – it will improve the ride and safety of your vehicle, and extend the life of your tyres substantially.
The Alloy Wheel Straightening Process
Alloy wheel straightening starts with heating the affected wheel to a very high temperature, then using a specialised hydraulic rig to force it back into the proper shape. Once the wheel is returned to the correct shape it must be heat treated once again to return its strength and rigidity. Only then is the alloy wheel heat treating process complete.