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Smartcar Automotive: Specialised alloy wheel refurbishment, repairs and services
Smartcar Automotive specialises in a range of services including alloy wheel refurbishment, welding repairs, gator fitting, buckle removal, brake callipers and hub painting. Smartcar Automotive also specialise in diamond cutting alloy wheels. This process can enhance the appearance of alloy wheels and can be used to repair scratches and other surface damage.
We are pleased to offer our fully flexible alloy wheel refurbishment services to the Bilston and Wolverhampton areas, as well as the wider West Midlands region, which includes Birmingham, Dudley and Cannock.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Repairs and Painting
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
Alloy wheel refurbishment is the process of repairing and restoring damaged or worn-out alloy wheels. Over time, alloy wheels can become scratched, dented, or corroded, which can affect their performance and appearance. Refurbishment involves stripping the wheel down to its bare metal surface, repairing any damage, and applying a new coat of paint or finish. The process can be done in a variety of ways, including sandblasting, chemical stripping, and hand polishing, depending on the extent of the damage and the desired finish. It is a cost-effective way to extend the life of your wheels and improve the overall look and value of your vehicle.
Alloy Wheel Repairs
Alloy wheel repairs are a common solution for fixing minor damage or wear and tear on alloy wheels. Alloy wheels are prone to damage from curbs, potholes, and other road hazards. Repairs can include fixing scratches, dents, and cracks, and restoring the wheel's surface finish. The repair process involves assessing the extent of the damage, cleaning the area, and using specialised tools and techniques to reshape or fill in the damaged area.
The repaired wheel is then refinished to match the original finish, making the repair virtually invisible. Alloy wheel repairs are a cost-effective alternative to replacing damaged wheels, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. It is important to address any damage to your alloy wheels promptly, as even minor damage can compromise the safety and performance of your vehicle.
Alloy Wheel Welding Repairs
Alloy wheel welding repairs are a specialised type of repair used to fix more severe damage to alloy wheels. Welding repairs are typically necessary for wheels that have cracks or other structural damage, as well as wheels that have been bent or warped. The process involves welding the damaged area using a specialized welding machine and filler material. Once the welding is complete, the wheel is reshaped to its original shape using specialised tools and techniques.
The repaired area is then ground down and refinished to match the original finish. Alloy wheel welding repairs are a cost-effective alternative to replacing damaged wheels, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. However, not all alloy wheels can be safely welded, and it is important to consult with a professional before attempting any welding repairs.
Alloy Wheel Buckle Removal
Alloy wheel buckle removal is a process used to fix a bent or distorted alloy wheel. A buckle can occur from hitting a pothole, a curb, or any other road hazard. If left unattended, a buckled wheel can cause vibration, uneven tire wear, and other safety issues. The first step in removing a buckle is to assess the severity of the damage. If the damage is minor, the wheel may be able to be repaired using a hydraulic press or other specialised tools. If the damage is more severe, the wheel may need to be heated and reshaped to its original form.
The final step is to refinish the wheel to match the original finish. Alloy wheel buckle removal is a cost-effective alternative to replacing a damaged wheel, and can help maintain the structural integrity and safety of the wheel. It is important to have any buckled wheels addressed promptly by a professional to avoid any potential safety issues while driving.
Alloy Wheel Gator Fitting
Alloy wheel gator fitting is a process used to attach protective plastic wheel arches to alloy wheels. Gator fittings are commonly used to protect the wheels from damage caused by mud, rocks, and other debris. The process involves removing the wheel from the vehicle, fitting the gator onto the wheel, and securing it in place with specialized hardware.
The gator fitting process can help protect your wheels from scratches, dents, and other types of damage caused by off-road driving, as well as make cleaning your wheels easier. Gator fittings come in a variety of colors and styles to match the look of your vehicle. It is important to have gator fittings installed by a professional to ensure that they are properly installed and secure. Additionally, it is important to regularly inspect and maintain your gator fittings to ensure that they are functioning properly and continue to protect your wheels.
Caliper & Hub Painting
Caliper & Hub Painting
Caliper and hub painting are popular ways to enhance the look of your vehicle's wheels. Calipers are the metal components that surround the brake pads, while hubs are the central components of the wheel that connect to the axle. Painting these components can give your vehicle a customised, sporty look. The process involves removing the wheels, cleaning the calipers and hubs, and applying a high-temperature paint or coating.
The paint or coating is designed to withstand the heat generated by the brakes and protect the calipers and hubs from corrosion and wear. The color options for caliper and hub painting are endless and can be matched to your vehicle's exterior color or customised to your personal preferences. Caliper and hub painting is a relatively inexpensive way to add a custom touch to your vehicle's appearance.
Why choose Alloy Wheel Refurbishment
with Smart Car Automotive?
Alloy wheel refurbishment is a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to buying new wheels for your car. Here are some reasons why you should consider refurbishing your alloy wheels:
Cost-effective: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is generally less expensive than buying new wheels. This can be particularly attractive if your wheels are in good condition overall but have some minor cosmetic damage that you'd like to fix.
Improved appearance: Refurbishing your alloy wheels can improve the overall appearance of your car. This is especially true if your wheels have become scuffed or scratched over time, as a professional refurbishment can make them look like new again.
Increased resale value: If you're planning to sell your car in the future, having refurbished wheels can help to increase its resale value. This is because buyers are often willing to pay more for a car with well-maintained wheels, as they see it as an indicator of how well the car has been cared for overall.
Eco-friendly: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is an eco-friendly choice, as it reduces the amount of waste generated by the manufacturing and disposal of new wheels. By refurbishing your wheels instead of buying new ones, you're helping to reduce your environmental impact and make a more sustainable choice.
Quick turnaround time: Refurbishing your alloy wheels is a relatively quick process, and you can usually have your wheels back on your car within a few days.
This means that you don't need to be without your car for an extended period, which can be important if you rely on it for work or other activities.
Overall, alloy wheel refurbishment is a smart choice for car owners who want to improve the appearance of their car, increase its resale value, and make an eco-friendly choice. With a cost-effective and relatively quick process, there's no reason not to give your wheels a new lease of life!