Since damaged or bent rims can be dangerous, they are likely to be given priority when it comes to repair and maintenance of vehicles. Rim repair might very well be affordable and less expensive than a new one. The rims and tires assembly make up the wheel and this is the only contact your vehicle has with the ground as your vehicle moves.
The types of rims involved are
Bent rims can also cause tire pinching and popping that can consequently lead to blowouts. They also can make controlling your car difficult thus making its driving dangerous.
The following can be an indication that a rim is bent and that a quick inspection by an expert is required.
Shakiness or vibration in your car primarily felt in the steering wheel.
A bent rim leads to problems that affect the steering performance of your car. If you are having problems controlling your car, this is likely to be as a result of a bent rim.
A thorough inspection of the wheel after removing the hubcaps should give you a hint.
If your wheel is constantly losing pressure, there is a possibility that your rim is bent. In this case, the space created between the rubber and the wheel is responsible for the leakage of air.
Repairing versus replacing your bent rim
The decision between the two will most likely be determined by the extent of the damage on the rim and the replacement cost of the wheel.
Steel wheels can often be repaired with specialized tools while your wheel is off the car. enTIREly mobile does not charge extra to repair a bend causing deflation in a steel wheel.
Alloy wheels can be repaired in most cases and depending on the brand of wheel, a wheel repair is often more affordable than purchasing a new one. To keep you mobile, a wheel substitution (spare or off season wheel) can be used while the damaged wheel is being repaired.
You are invited to contact enTIREly mobile for a free evaluation of your damaged wheel.