Alloy wheels now come as standard on many makes of car, whereas they used to be an expensive optional extra. Usually made from an alloy of magnesium or aluminium, they are often credited for their strength and performance.
When they are damaged, whether it’s from accidentally hitting the curb or from chippings that have occurred from driving, you might want to have them refurbished and repaired. Bringing them back to life, it’s perfect if you want to add value to your vehicle, you want to repair the accidental damage or you simply want to change the appearance of it.
A cost-effective process, there are many benefits that you can reap from investing in alloy wheel refurbishment. At Lepsons, one of our core services is refurbishing alloy wheels. A thorough and skilled process, we take the time to ensure that the wheel is exactly how you want it – in a time frame and budget that suits you.
Using our expertise to inspect each wheel, we want to repair them so that they are safe on the road. Refurbishing over 28,000 wheels each year, we have the skills and know-how to get the job done quickly and efficiently every time – whether it’s one or all four wheels that need to be replaced/repaired.
How Much Does The Service Cost?
So you might be wondering, what is the cost of alloy wheel repair? Well, this depends on several things:
- What alloys your wheels are made of
- The location of the damage
- The finish you want
- The size of your wheels
We offer alloy wheel repair services for wheels from 18 inches up to 24 inches. Each with their individual prices, they will take into consideration the type of alloy, alongside the paint finish that you want. To discover which service is right for you, don’t hesitate to get into contact with us and we can guide you in the right direction.
In terms of specific prices, we offer the following for 18-inch alloy wheels:
For the Lepsons Standard Paint Finish –
One wheel = £70 + vat
Set of 4 wheels = £266 + vat (with a 5% discount applied)
A Chrome Paint Finish
One wheel = £92 + vat
Set of 4 wheels = £349.60 + vat (with a 5% discount applied)
Diamond Cut with a Lepsons Standard Paint Finish (on the Rim or face)
One wheel = £90 + vat
Set of 4 wheels = £342 + vat (with a 5% discount applied)
Split Rim with a Lepsons Standard Paint Finish
One wheel = £125 + vat
Set of 4 wheels = £475 + vat (with a 5% discount applied)
(if a diamond cut rim is required, it’s an extra £10 per wheel)
Split Rim with a Lepsons Standard Paint Finish (Rim only)
One wheel = £90 + vat
Set of 4 rims = £342 + vat
Split Rim with a Chrome Paint Finish
One wheel = £165 + vat
Set of 4 wheels = £627 + vat (with a 5% discount applied)
At Lepsons, we also offer a colour coding service which entails painting the other wheels on your car to match. A small extra cost, the price will depend on the finish that you require.
Typically, this service will cost £10 + vat per wheel or £20 + vat for a set of four wheels.
To find out more about our prices, check out our prices page which details the costs of each of our alloy wheel repair services.
What Alloy Wheel Damage Can We Repair?
At Lepsons, we can repair a wide range of different alloy wheels. From the standard alloy wheels to diamond cut and split rim, we have the tools and knowledge to get the job done. When it comes to the specific wheel damage, there are several different types that we can repair within our workshop, including:
- Scuffed or curbed wheels
- Wheels that have lots of corrosion
- Wheels damaged by potholes
- Split rim repair
- Alloy wheels that need to be straightened
- Buckled, cracked or bent wheels
With all of the above services, we will suggest to you what the appropriate one for your car is based on the extent of the damage and the finish you want to achieve.
Do You NEED To have Alloy Wheels Refurbished?
You might be wondering, is it really necessary to have your alloy wheels repaired/refurbished? If you’re unsure, here are some of the key reasons why people choose this service:
The main reason as to why people have their alloy wheels refurbished is that they want them to look brand new again. Whether they want it for their personal gain or because they are selling the car on, it can make a big difference to the way the vehicle looks.
Your Vehicle is on Lease
Another reason why people get it done, is that their car is on lease. Many retailers that offer lease plans require the car to look as it did when it left the showroom. Which is why so many people turn to alloy wheel repair as a way of meeting the cosmetic standards set by the retailer.
Each specific retailer will have very particular standards – for example, Mercedes-Benz requires their cars to be returned with chips or scuffs on the wheels that don’t exceed 25mm. If it’s returned to them with damage beyond this, the driver may be subject to fines.
If your alloy is very damaged – for example, if it has been dented from a pothole, and you haven’t got it repaired, it could result in your car being unbalanced. Risking your safety as well as others, this type of structural damage must be seen to by a mechanic as soon as possible to ensure that other mechanical parts within the car don’t fail prematurely.
Get in Contact With Us Today
Do you want to find out more about our alloy wheel repair services? Then get in contact with us today by either calling us on 01634 580 582 or by email on email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and giving you a quote for the services that you require.
(prices shown based on November 2019 tariff & exclude tyres)