Wheels can be bent fairly easily – driving over a
rock or pipe, or a curb. Depending on your wheel’s
material, it can be knocked out of “true” (roundness)
Should your wheel become bent, even a little bit, it will
cause vibrations that are dangerous because they can adversely
impact your ability to handle the car and will most likely
wear out the tire that’s on it faster than the other
tires. If you don’t get the wheel fixed or replaced
quickly, you may find yourself buying one or more tires
to go along with your new wheel (click here to learn why).
How to get a Wheel Repaired - Most tire dealers or custom
wheel dealers can quickly tell you if your wheel can be
fixed. If it can, it is usually a less expensive alternative
to replacing the wheel. If you have a special finish on
your wheel, you may find that the wheel also has to be refinished.
Many wheel repair companies claim they can fix nearly any
wheel damage – and that is probably correct for many
cases. On-line dealers may offer wheel swaps (or wheel exchanges)
which greatly speeds the time to get new wheels.
As with all tire and wheel purchases, discounts and bargains
can be found, but be sure you do your homework – find
out from their websites or call to see if they will handle
your wheels or spinners and compare prices, expected delivery
time, and warranty and return policies.
Tires or New
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