Here at MyAlloys we are proud of what we do and making customers confident knowing their wheel is true and safe on the road is the highest priority to MyAlloys. If a buckled wheel won’t go through an MOT it is not structurally safe because the whole performance of the car can be affected.
Alloy wheel repairs can include wheels that have suffered from pothole damage and can be buckled, cracked or fractured, especially when low profile tyres are combined with larger than average wheels. In most cases these can potentially be straightened or welded, and with repair prices starting from as little as £60 there can often be a substantial saving against the cost of a new wheel.
In 2008 we invested in our first straightening machine, because of the volumes of wheels that go through our workshop we now own two machines to cope with demand. Many garages/refurbishers do not possess a straightening machine, but to be able to offer this service professionally it is vital to carry out the work in the correct manner.
If the wheels are too badly buckled we do not even attempt to straighten but recommend the purchase of a new wheel. BUT, customers are always encouraged to bring the wheels in for us to assess as it is surprising how many wheels can be straightened, which could potentially mean a substantial amount of money saved.