Alloy Wheels: Winter Survival Guide

Just as we were expecting spring, it looks as though winter will raise it’s cold and problematic head again. Let’s disregard the chaos it inevitably brings to the roads, schools and airports in this country and focus on how brutal it can be on our motors, specifically, alloy wheels.

The problem with snow and ice is that it creates the need for the gritters to come out and salt the roads, which from the perspective of safety is great, but galvanic corrosion and the long lasting damage to alloys is not so desirable.

You can take steps to protect your alloy wheels from the salty roads by cleaning your alloys thoroughly and using a wheel sealant. Following this it’s advisable on a weekly basis to clean your alloy wheels with a non-aggressive cleaner, removing all trace of road salt or brake dust. Leaving remnants of this kind can accelerate the process of corrosion in the winter months.

Of course, the effects of the elements take their toll you can always get help from us, here at Auto Medics. We specialise in alloy wheel refurb in High Wycombe restoring alloy wheels to the highest possible standard. We are also one of the only local body shops to be experts in diamond cut alloys.

The Auto Medics team recognise the pride you take in the upkeep of your vehicle and how invested you are in ensuring you take good care of it. That’s why we keep our prices competitive and the quality of our work first class.

Alloy Wheel Refurb in High Wycombe

If you’re in the neighbourhood, drop by and we can assess any damage to your alloys and provide a no obligation quote to refurbish them. For alloy wheel refurbishment in and around High Wycombe, contact the friendly team at Auto Medics or call 01494 533 534.


AutoMedics: Diamond Cutting Wheels in High Wycombe

If you’re looking for the ultimate look for your wheels this new year, we highly recommend checking out diamond cut wheels. Diamond cut wheels are achieved using a specialist lathe to machine the face of the wheel to accomplish a polished two-tone finish. Diamond cutting can sometimes be referred to as diamond turning. We, at Auto Medics in High Wycombe, offer the increasingly popular diamond cutting service.

Manufacturers are increasingly supplying diamond cut wheels on new cars but if you aren’t in the market for a new motor at present, we are one of the few body shops in High Wycombe and surrounding areas that have the capability to help you achieve the desired look our diamond tipped lathe produces.

If you have diamond cut wheels already, we can also offer a first class alloy wheel refurbishment service that will return your wheels to their original pristine condition if the elements have started to take their toll.

For more information about diamond cut wheels or to book in your wheels for our diamond cutting service call us at Auto Medics on 01494 533534 or drop in to our body shop in High Wycombe.

Paintwork Professionals High Wycombe

If you’re thinking of updating the colour of your motor this new year or are simply looking for a respray to refresh the look of your car, we, at Auto Medics, are here to ensure you take these considerations into account before proceeding with a paint job.

  1. Before considering a respray for your vehicle, it’s vital to ensure that any chips, dents or scratches are repaired as a respray should only be done when the surface of the car is totally flat and smooth.
  2. Choosing to have your car resprayed is a big decision, unless you have the relevant training, equipment and work space, you should only enlist a professional to respray your car. Professionals will ensure an immaculate finish due to the skill and efficiency that comes with experience; not only that but they will ensure necessary health and safety considerations are taken, ensuring responsible paint use and disposal.
  3. Don’t be tempted to do the job cheaply, after all you get what you pay for. We advise asking around for recommendations and then requesting a range of quotes, following up with a visit to the premises that you’ve decided upon to ensure they are a professional set-up. For examples of the work we do here at Auto Medics, check out the images we upload of our completed jobs to our Facebook page.

It’s worth mentioning that hiring not only a professional, but the right professional can take a respray from average to perfection. A paint job gone wrong can prove expensive to correct. In short, we feel the perfect respray involves the following essential steps:

Choosing the perfect professional body shop – Selecting the right colour to paint your car – Stripping the existing colour – Priming – Rubbing down the vehicle with a fine sandpaper – Applying a top coat and lacquer – Rubbing down – Buffing the vehicle – And finally polishing

At Auto Medics, our reputation proceeds us, we are equipped to repair any chips, dents and scratches prior to respraying your vehicle. For more information get in touch with us on 01494 533534.

Car Accident Repairs High Wycombe

car accident repairs high wycombeAt Auto Medics, we know that there’s more to fixing cars than booking in a repair job. Our highly skilled and compassionate team understands how traumatic it can be to be involved in a car accident, whether you’ve sustained injuries or suffered shock from the whole ordeal, which is why we take care of our customers sensitively and offer all the help we can, from collecting vehicles that are unable to be driven after an accident to offering a free courtesy car while we repair your vehicle.

When you entrust your vehicle to Auto Medics we can guarantee your car is in safe hands. We employ only the best technicians to repair your vehicle, undertaking  minor damage such as scuffs and scratches to major repairs. We work hard to ensure your car is returned to you looking as good as it did the day you bought it and what’s more we offer competitive prices. We offer a mobile SMART repair service or can collect/deliver your vehicle using our brand new collection and delivery truck for your convenience. All repairs are completed efficiently to the highest possible standard with the fastest turnaround possible. If you are looking for a customer focussed repair centre, call Auto Medics on 01494 533 534, we won’t let you down.

Check out a summary of the car repair services we offer to our customers in and around High Wycombe:

Bumper scuffs Paint damage Alloy wheel refurbishment Diamond cut alloys Interior repairs Machine polishing / buffing Dashboard and trim repairs Window tinting Full body resprays Dent & scratch removal Valeting service Fleet maintenance MOT & Servicing Collection/Delivery Free courtesy car SMART repair Tyres Batteries Body repairs Wiper blades Bulbs

Auto Medics – Car Body Repair Shop near Beaconsfield

Auto Medics based in High Wycombe near Beaconsfield specialise in car body repair. We know that your car is one of your most cherished possessions, which is why ensuring your motor is well maintained is something we pride ourselves on.

Be it’s wear and tear or due to collisions or vandalism, the friendly team at Auto Medics can help with a variety of car body repair services, from dent and scratch removal to diamond cut alloy wheels. At our reputable car body repair shop near Beaconsfield, we achieve outstanding results at affordable prices.

Car Body Shop near Beaconsfield

At Auto Medics we pride ourselves on delivering your car back to you looking as good as new, we guarantee immaculate outcomes that will amaze you. The professional team of expertly trained technicians are here to help with your car body repair needs and customisation requirements.

The services we offer at Auto Medics near Beaconsfield include:

  • Dent & scratch removal
  • Full body re-sprays
  • Alloy wheel refurbishment
  • Diamond Cut Alloys
  • Interior and trim repairs
  • Valeting service
  • Tyres – supplied and fitted
  • MOTs & servicing
  • Mobile repair service
  • Fleet maintenance

Car Body Repairs near Beaconsfield

If a scrape or collision to your pride and joy has you feeling dejected, get in touch with us at Auto Medics, car body repair shop near Beaconsfield. For further information drop by or call us on 01494 533 534.


It’s that time of year again when the nights start getting longer and the days shorter, when the rain pours down and leaves spill across the roads making it easier to slip and slide, before long the icy mornings will be upon us and the gritters will be out; that’s why the Auto Medics team are here to get your alloy wheels prepared before winter sets in.

Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels High Wycombe

In order to keep the roads safe on those frosty mornings in rush hour, the roads need to be salted to help prevent accidents when these icy conditions hit. The trouble is all that salt is lethal on your alloys causing galvanic corrosion, which presents itself when salt gets into stone chips, cracks, kerb damage etc and proceeds to corrode your alloys at a fast pace.

You can protect your alloy wheels from the effects of winter before the frost sets in. Clean your wheels thoroughly and protect them with an appropriate wheel sealant. Continue to clean your alloys on a regular basis (let’s say weekly) throughout the winter months with a gentle wheel cleaner, ensuring there’s no salt from the roads or brake dust left on your wheels.

For alloy wheels that have kerb damage or stone chips it’s worth considering alloy wheel refurbishment, which is a lot more cost effective than having to pay out for new alloy wheels. The team at Auto Medics are experienced in bringing alloy wheels back from the brink and we even specialise in diamond cut alloys.

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

Auto Medics are specialists in alloy wheel refurbishment, we repair wheels with significant damage, restoring them to the highest possible standard in and around High Wycombe. We ensure our prices are competitive and our service friendly and professional. If you’re looking for first class alloy wheel refurbishment before winter sets in, get in touch with us on 01494 533 534.

Be in the know about… Alloy Wheels

alloy wheel refurbishment princes risboroughAuto Medics based in High Wycombe, near Princes Risborough are a car body repair shop specialising in alloy wheel refurbishment. If your motor is your pride and joy check out these tips to help you decide on which alloys are the best wheels for your motor.

Alloy Wheels Princes Risborough

Alloy wheels give you the opportunity to personalise your car, they also offer fast suspension performance, enhanced acceleration and improved handling. The alloy wheel market offers an overwhelming range of styles, making it a tough choice to decide which wheels to buy to enhance the look of your vehicle. Think about the following when in the market for a new set of alloy wheels:

  • Set a budget – alloy wheels can be expensive, make sure you are realistic in what you can afford
  • Ensure you consider the right style for you and your car:
    • Should you choose split rim or single piece alloy trims?
    • What size do they need to be?
    • What colour do you want them?
    • Consider the lines and curves
    • What finish do you want?
  • Make sure you don’t select an alloy that’s too big as these can put extra strain on your brakes and change how your car handles
  • And if you choose alloys that are too small you could position your car too low
  • If you drive in rush hour a lot then choosing a light alloy trim could reduce the pressure you put on your brakes when start-stopping in heavy traffic
  • If you are looking for better acceleration and handling choosing wider rimmed wheels could be what you are looking for
  • Keep in mind that super stylish wheels with a glossy or mirrored finish can be high maintenance
  • And consider that a matt finish is often popular as they can disguise scratches and blemishes

Alloy Wheel Refurbishment Princes Risborough

When you find the perfect alloys for your vehicle it’s important to keep them looking good. At Auto Medics in High Wycombe, near Princes Risborough we can help you repair kerb damage or corrosion to prevent you having to buy new alloys. As specialists in alloy wheel refurbishment we can restore your wheels to make them look as good as new. Our expert team can refurbish, colour change, diamond cut alloy wheels of various styles and motors. For advice about alloys wheels and potential refurbishment get in touch with the team at Auto Medics near Princes Risborough, call 01494 533 534.

Auto Medics – Car Repair Specialists in High Wycombe

car repair specialists high wycombeAuto Medics based in High Wycombe are well aware that all too frequently your vehicles suffer stone chips, dents and scratches to the bodywork, bumper, and trims, and it’s not just the bodywork that suffers but also your alloys. This type of damage can mean expensive visits to your local body repair shop, with the added inconvenience of leaving your motor there overnight or even longer in some circumstances. At Auto Medics, this isn’t the case…

Auto Medics is a family run business, where we carry out small, medium and large repairs to all types of cars and vans. For your convenience, if required, we even throw in a courtesy car, availability allowing. For added convenience we offer a mobile service for SMART repairs in and around High Wycombe, which means one of our expert technicians will come to you at a time and place that suits you, be it at your home or workplace, and they will carry out the repair work while you get on with your day.

We offer quality repairs at competitive prices. More often than not you will find us less expensive than if you were to pay out for your insurance excess; and certainly less expensive than the inevitable premium hike when you come renew following that claim you made.

At Auto Medics there’s no job too small. We are a full car body shop and the services we offer at our car body repair shop in High Wycombe include:

  • Alloy wheel refurbishment
  • Diamond cut alloys
  • SMART repair
  • Mobile SMART repair
  • Interior and Trim repairs
  • Tyres
  • Valeting
  • Fleet Maintenance
  • MOTs and Servicing

Car Repair Specialists High Wycombe

If you find yourself requiring our services, we’re open weekdays from 8am until 6pm. For more information about the car repair services we offer get in touch with a member of the friendly Auto Medics team today on 01494 533 534.

Diamond Cut Alloy Specialists High Wycombe

Check out the fantastic work we do here at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. We took this Mercedes AMG alloy and put our diamond cutting machine to good use:

You see this is how the alloy looked before we waved our magic wand, so to speak…alloy wheel refurbishment high wycombe








Now see the magic we can do with our diamond cut lathe…

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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment High Wycombe

If your alloys could do with some attention, be sure to get in touch with us at Auto Medics in High Wycombe. We are the only diamond cut specialists in High Wycombe to offer you such a professional finish. Drop by or call us on 01494 533 534.

 Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels near Penn

Auto Medics are specialists in diamond cutting alloy wheels at our car body repair shop near Penn. We paint alloys before putting them on a specialist lathe; part or the entire surface is machined to produce a shiny finish. When completed we apply lacquer to prevent corrosion.

If you are in Penn and looking to get your wheels refurbished you need to know if your alloys are diamond cut. To recognise diamond cut alloy wheels, have a look and see if they have a smooth, shiny finish that show visible lines in the metal where the alloys have been turned on the lathe; we often describe the effect as resembling the finish of a CD.

If you’re unsure of the finish of your alloys, pop into our car body repair shop near Penn and we can confirm if your alloys are diamond cut or not. We can also offer advice on the best method for refurbing your alloys and provide a competitive quote.

For more information on the diamond cut alloy wheel repair process available at our car body repair shop near Penn, call Auto Medics on 01494 533 534. We are one of the only specialists near Penn to operate a diamond tipped lathe in order to refurbish your diamond cut wheels.