There is no doubt that alloy wheels make your car look more aesthetically pleasing. But it’s a painful experience when you hear the scraping of your wheel against a kerb and have to get out and assess the damage. But damaging the appearance of your alloys isn’t the only an issue to be faced; damaged alloys can lead to other consequences too, to name a few:
- If your alloys aren’t cleaned regularly brake dust can build up and erosion can occur. This can cause cars to lose control or corrosion can cause tyres to deflate.
- The abundance of potholes in the roads these days can cause your alloys to crack or cause the wheel to bend out of alignment, which undoubtedly requires a new tyre needing to be fitted.
- Washing your alloy wheels when they are hot can even cause the wheel to crack.
Alloy Wheel Refurbishment near Prestwood
Alloy wheels should be checked by an expert at a minimum of once every 2 years. An expert can put your mind at ease that all is fine with your alloys or can lead to necessary repairs, be it a quick repair job or a new wheel. All necessary in the name of safety.
At Auto Medics, we are experts in alloy wheel refurbishment. It’s worth checking with us before you go ahead and replace your wheels as we can work wonders at our car body repair shop near Prestwood. We also fit rim protectors in a choice of colours, which will help protect your wheels from knocks and scrapes and if necessary following our alloy wheel assessment we can offer new alloy wheels and/or tyres as necessary.
Alloy Wheel Services near Prestwood
For more information about our alloy wheel services near Prestwood, get in touch with the team at Auto Medics on 01494 533 534. And please rest assured, we are fully compliant with all social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the Government.
At Auto Medics, raising awareness of tyre safety is extremely important to us. Many drivers underestimate the importance of a good set of tyres, that is why, as tyre fitters in High Wycombe, you will not find us putting your safety at risk by selling you part worn tyres.
Tyre Safety High Wycombe
During the winter months when roads are icy and wet, poorly worn tyres pose an even greater risk of reducing the performance of your car; from increasing your braking distance to raising your chances of skidding.
Worn or under-inflated tyres also have a financial impact, increasing fuel consumption, not to mention the environmental impact of increasing CO2 emissions.
Tyres High Wycombe
Neglecting to maintain and check your tyres can significantly reduce a car’s handling and grip on the road, endangering yours and other road users lives.
It is vital for drivers to be made aware of the importance of a good set of tyres and encouraged to carry out the following five point tyre check as devised by the Tyre Industry Council:
- Check the overall condition of the tyres on your car, including inner and outer sidewalls
- Check the tyre tread depth
- Check the tyre pressure for each of your tyres
- Check for signs of irregular wear
- Don’t forget to check and examine your spare tyre
Vehicles with tyres that fail to comply with the minimum depth tread requirements in the UK can face a fine of up to £2500 and three points on their license per illegal tyre. Also, if you are involved in an accident when driving on illegal tyres you will not be covered by your insurance.
Tyre Suppliers High Wycombe
If you’re unsure whether the tyres on your car are roadworthy or not pop in and see us at Auto Medics, tyre suppliers and fitters High Wycombe. Alternatively, if you’ve carried out a check and find you need new tyres, get in touch with us on 01494 533534 for a free, no obligation quote.