Buckle and Bends

 

Happens to both the inner and outer lip of the wheel resulting in air pressure loss, uneven tyre wear, vibrations while driving and alignment issues. In most cases, bent wheels can be safely straightened.

 

Repairs are carried out by professionals using state of the art technology and equipment. Each repair is carefully inspected before and after the straightening process to ensure the wheel is safe for performance. Our “while you wait” service is available at any Wheel Collision™ Xpress Rim Repair Centre at a participating Tiger Wheel & Tyre or and TYRES & MORE® Store.  For the network of repair centres Click here.

 

Recommended Repair:

Straightening if repairs are on the inside of the wheel or

Full refurbishment if the damage is on the face of the wheel.

 

Bent wheel symptoms: warning signs to watch out for:

  • Unexplained vibration: If you feel a sudden, inexplicable vibration while driving, this could indicate a bent wheel. If the vibration comes from the steering wheel, the front wheels could be bent; or if a vibration is felt in the seat, it could be emanating from bent rear wheels.

  • Shaky steering: If your steering feels shaky or unresponsive, this is a definite red flag. Take corners and bends as smoothly as possible until you can get a proper diagnosis, as tight cornering on a bent wheel could easily lead to tyre blowout.

  • Punctured tyre: A bent alloy wheel will lead to a puncture if it is not treated. As the tyre sits flush against the wheel, even a slight bend in the wheel will slowly leak air your tyre until it is rightly punctured.

  • Bent Wheel: On an alloy wheel, a bend or buckle on the wheel should be instantly noticeable. If you notice even a tiny bend, take your vehicle to a professional for further inspection.

Curb Rash

Happens when parking, driving on a flat tyre, or hitting debris or some other road hazard.  By machining the damage away from the wheel and restoring it with a factory like finish at a fraction of the cost of replacing.

 

Recommended Repair:

Full refurbishment

Cracks and Gouges

Can occur from a hard impact such as a hitting pothole, curb, speed bump or accident and other road hazards.

 

The cracked or gouged area will be filled with a durable weld that will not alter the structural integrity of your wheel and allows for a safe repair.

If the damage affects the integrity of the wheel compromising your safety, you will be advised to replace the wheel. Your driving safety is our primary concern.

Recommended Repair:

Quick Fix – Welding and Straightening or

Full refurbishment

Corrosion

Loss of tyre pressure caused by corrosion-induced rim leaks can lead to dangerous under-inflation. Corrosion is caused from external elements such as road chemicals, tar and tyre sealants. Paint that is flaking on the alloy wheel itself will allow water to seep in accelerating the corrosive deterioration of the wheel. 

 

Using proprietary corrosion solutions, we will cleanse the infected areas, restoring it with a factory like finish at a fraction of the cost of replacing.

 

Recommended Repair:

Full refurbishment

                                                                       

 

 

 

  • Avoid hitting obvious dangers such as potholes, kerbs, raised manhole covers and debris.

  • Watch the cars ahead of you to see if they swerve to avoid any obstacles.

  • If you regularly drive on a road that has any of these road hazards, remember where you’ll come across them or perhaps consider taking another route.

  • Be aware of rainy periods, water seeps into a crack breaking up the concrete around it, causing the crack to expand into a full-blown pothole or smaller potholes become significantly deep and dangerous.

  • Avoid puddles, specifically on potholed roads or after rain.What seems to be a puddle could be concealing a pothole or worse still a sinkhole.

  • If you hit a sneaky pothole, or you have no alternative but to hit it, try to drive through it as it will spread out any damage evenly across the whole wheel, whereas slamming a brake-locked wheel into it will concentrate the force of the impact on a particular area, which is more likely to cause significant damage to the wheel.

How to avoid damaging alloy wheels

WHAT WE DO NOT REPAIR:

  • Steel wheels.

  • Chrome wheels.

  • Bike wheels.

  • Rims damaged on the hub of the wheel, also known as face damage.

  • Wheels that have been repaired repeatedly and are now too thin.

  • Wheels that have four or more cracks, known as fatigue cracks.

  • Cracks on safety areas i.e. across the spokes, across the hub of the wheel, crack across the valve hole.

  • We do not do PCD change, off set, centre bore change or inserts.

  • We do not widen wheels.

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Johannesburg:

3 Ayrshire Avenue

Longmeadow Business Park, Edenvale
 

Durban:

31 Acutt Avenue, Briardene

 

Cape Town:

Unit 2, 21 Montague Drive, Montague Gardens

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Tel: 0861194335

Operating Hours:

Wheel Collision™ JHB & Cape Town:

Mon-Fri: 7:30 to 17:00

Sat: 8:00 to 12:00

 

Wheel Collision™ Durban:

Mon-Thurs: 7:00 to 17:00

Fri:7:00 to 16:00

Sat: 8:00 to 13:00

Wheel Collision™ Xpress Rim Repair Centre's operating hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 to 17:00

Sat: 8:00 to 13:00

(Located in select Tiger Wheel & Tyre and TYRES & MORE® stores)

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