Wheel Repair - Rim Repair
No matter how well you drive, you're bound to get into some type of accident eventually. Even if it's only running into the curb, your tires and rims can easily become damaged and need repairing. Fortunately, there are many places out there that will gladly repair your rims. Unfortunately, however, the price isn't always as low as some people might hope for. Rim repair basically depends on what time of rims you have.
Let's start out with steel wheels. Steel is a commonly used material to create rims. It's extremely strong, really cost effective, and about as unattractive as you can get. The finish is dull and the pattern is usually nothing to write home about. For these reasons, hubcaps provide the steel rim's only form of aesthetic relief. When these steel rims are damaged, they need to be repaired.
Truthfully, repairing your steel rim won't be a whole lot cheaper than buying a used set of rims. If they're bent or broken, the steel will most likely need to be heated, realigned, and then welded and grinded smooth. Seeing as rims are very important vehicle parts, you may not trust this process and want to go with an undamaged replacement.
With alloy wheels, repairs are usually relatively inexpensive. The cost of new alloy rims, however, is usually a lot more than steel. But alloy has many advantages. For starters, alloy outperforms steel in every area but strength. Alloy is faster, handles heat better, and is definitely more attractive even without being coated in chrome, gold or silver.
Alloy can crack, however, and that can make repairing them rather costly and time consuming. So no matter what type of material your wheels are made out of, rim repair may not always be a viable option when compared to shopping used. It really all depends on what you want.
If you want to save time and money, WheelsRims.net offers a wide selection of used rims at the lowest prices in the industry. We have steel, alloy, chrome, custom, and much, much more. We even have a wide selection of wheel covers if all you need to do is spruce up those old steel rims. And if you need headlights, mirrors or other auto parts, we have you covered.
We stand firmly behind our quality at WheelsRims.net. If you purchase a part from us, it comes standard with a lifetime replacement warranty. For the cost of rim repair, you can have an entire set that's guaranteed to last.