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Cracks in alloy wheels can occur from impacts with potholes, kerbs, or uneven road surfaces. Although a crack may sound daunting, Rolling Rims can quickly repair it, saving you time and money on buying a new alloy.

Close up of a cracked alloy wheel being welded by a Rolling Rims employee

How do I know if my alloy has cracked?

Range Rover

It can be challenging to spot a cracked alloy wheel. If you suspect that your alloy wheel has a crack, it's important to inspect it carefully. Cracks can be visible or hidden. Visible cracks are typically easy to spot as they can be seen on the wheel's surface. Hidden cracks can be more challenging to detect as they are often located on the inside of the wheel. If you notice any vibrations or steering wheel wobbles while driving, it could be a sign that your alloy has a crack. Another clue is if your tire loses pressure frequently, even after you have filled it up. If you suspect your alloy has a crack, it's best to get it checked out by a professional as soon as possible.

Why Wait?

Contact Rolling Rims today to get your free quote. We make alloy wheel repair and refurbishment simple, offering collection from your door or in-store drop off.

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Why has my alloy cracked?

Alloy wheel with a crack to be repaired

Alloy wheels can crack for various reasons, such as hitting a pothole, a curb, or driving over uneven roads. The impact force can cause the metal to bend or fracture, leading to cracks and buckles. Over time, the cracks can worsen, causing air to leak out of the tire and potentially leading to a blowout. Regular inspection and maintenance of your alloy wheels can help prevent cracks from worsening and becoming unrepairable.

Should I get the crack fixed?

A cracked alloy being welded by a Rolling Rims employee

Yes, getting a cracked alloy wheel fixed as soon as possible is essential. Cracks can worsen, leading to a blowout and potentially causing a dangerous accident. While crack repairs are considered temporary fixes, they can save you time and money compared to buying a new alloy wheel. We offer cracked alloy wheel repair services at Rolling Rims using various techniques, including alloy wheel welding. Our expert technicians can assess the damage and recommend the best action to get your alloy wheel back in shape.

Why choose Rolling Rims?

Rolling Rims Dunmow workshop

At Rolling Rims, we are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality alloy wheel repair services. Our experienced professionals use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to repair cracked alloy wheels quickly and efficiently. We understand that time is money, which is why we offer fast turnaround times, competitive pricing and Collection & Delivery to a suitable address. With our expert services, you can get back on the road with peace of mind knowing that your alloy wheel is safe and reliable.

Buckled alloy wheel being straightened on Rolling Rims alloy wheel straightener

Buckled Alloy?

Have you buckled your alloy wheel? Our expert technicians can straighten and weld your wheels, leaving them looking and performing like new. We've got you covered, whether it's pothole damage or a sudden impact. Contact us today and get back on the road with confidence!

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It is important to address cracks as soon as they are discovered. If left untreated, cracks can worsen, potentially leading to a blowout. Crack repairs are considered temporary fixes and are not covered by a warranty.

Our Crack Repair Process

At Rolling Rims, we understand the importance of alloy wheels for any vehicle. That's why we provide a variety of services to keep your wheels in top condition. From basic repairs to custom split rim rebuilds, our team has the expertise to give you the perfect finish.

Step 1 - Remove

Rolling Rims employee removing a wheel from an Audi ready to take into the workshop

If you've bought your vehicle to us, we’ll jack your vehicle up, place it on axle stands and remove your wheels. Once your wheels are inside the workshop, we'll remove your tyres and valves, getting them ready for straightening.

Step 2 - Prep

Alloy wheel being prepped for paint using a sanding wheel to achieve a smooth level finish

Now that the tyres and valves have been removed from the alloys, we can begin preparing them for welding. We use a sander to clean the crack, then drill each endpoint.

Step 3 - Welding

Cracked alloy wheel being welded by a Rolling Rims employee

We'll heat the cracked area and weld the affected areas. If it's on the face of the alloy or an area the tyre seals on, we'll smooth it down and achieve a level finish.

Step 4 - Refurbishment (Optional)

A close up of an alloy wheel being powder coated black in the spray booth

Whether you want a diamond cut or powder coated finish, this is the stage we complete the additional service. If you don't choose alloy wheel refurbishment, we'll paint the welded area black or silver.

Step 5 - Assemble

Rolling Rims employee fitting a tyre to the freshly refurbished alloy wheel

That's it! Your alloys are looking new and are ready to be built up. We'll put new valves in and your tyres back on. If your tyres are low on tread, we stock a wide variety of tyres. This is a great time to consider fitting new tyres if needed. We then balance the wheels and ensure they are within spec and ready to go back on your vehicle. *Note* - *TPMS stems will be reused if suitable. We will not refit tyres with excessive damage.*


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“Repaired a cracked VW alloy that got me back on the road.”

Ricky Palmer
Cracked Alloy Wheel Repair
Rolling Rims employee removing an alloy wheel from a Range Rover ready for alloy wheel refurbishment

Why Wait?

Rolling Rims makes alloy wheel refurbishment simple, offering collection from your door or in-store drop off.