If you have experienced a problem with your tires and you’re going to be taking your vehicle in for service to manage damaged wheels, it’s important to consider how you’re going to get the damage repaired. Understanding the time for you to replace or refinish the damaged wheel can be important for resolving your issue.
Here are some top things to consider when deciding whether you should be refinishing or replacing a damaged wheel:
This is one of the most convenient ways that you can fix a damaged wheel and make sure that you get the same size and model as all of the other wheels. You can often order the extra wheel from online websites or work with a shop to purchase the wheel that you need. The wheel can simply be exchanged out and your tires can be rotated accordingly to manage the wear.
If Your Vehicle Wheel Is Tough To Find
Refinishing your damaged wheel can often be a better choice if you have a wheel style that is difficult to find. Sometimes it can take a few days to access a wheel that is tough to find but it’s often easier to replace an existing wheel if it’s been weeks and a professional is unable to source the wheel properly.
Wheel Refinishing Services
Wheel refinishing services are often a scam. These are services that promise results without having to take the tire off of the rim and it’s often a subpar service that will not produce lasting results. These mobile repairs will simply work as a patch for your tire and they’re not meant as a permanent solution. This is often the last resort but it can serve you well if you need a quick fix until you can get your vehicle into a proper tire expert.
Consider some of these top ideas as you are looking towards repair solutions for your damaged wheels.
This post was written by Justin K, owner of Wheel Identity and wheel specialist in Tampa. Wheel Identity is Tampa Bay’s premier custom shop. We carry wheel and tire packages for every vehicle, custom suspension kits, and all accessories for the interior or exterior of your vehicle. We only hire highly trained technicians using state of the art equipment with experience in all areas of tire, wheel, suspension, and 4×4 needs.