Car And Potholes

Causes And Risks Of Rim Damage

Driving even the most expensive car with damaged wheels can be embarrassing, and no one wants to go through it. Not only is it an insult to the appearance of your vehicle, but driving with damaged rims can cause significant complications as well.

Fortunately, Mag Repair offers mobile wheel rim repair services in Brisbane, catering to their customers at their place of convenience quickly and efficiently. Your wheels will look as good as new, so give us a call to get a free, no-obligation quote today!

What Causes Rim Damage? 

  • Curb and cosmetic – this type of damage typically occurs when you bump or scuff your wheel on a pavement. Also known as curb rash, it is a common cause of damage among motorists. Other causes may include driving your car on a flat wheel, so be sure to perform an inspection before hitting the road.
  • Bent wheel – this type of damage is usually seen on the inner lip of the mag, but can also sometimes occur on the outer lip, spoke or face. Damage is typically caused by potholes, roadside curbs or other road hazards and accidents.
  • Corrosion and delamination – damage is typically caused by roadside chemicals, salts, tire sealants, and dust from the brakes. However, many other external elements can cause corrosion.

Rim Damage Warning Signs.

When damage is first initiated, it may be hard to notice. But, your vehicle will send you warning signs that something is not right with your wheel rims, so pay close attention to anything out of the ordinary during your travels.

Take note of the following warning signs:

  1. Depending on the extent of damage, you may hear a thumping noise while driving or feel a constant vibration in your steering wheel. If you miss these signs but notice changes in your car handling and fuel consumption, you may want to take a look at your wheels.
  2. Unusual wear, cracking, breakage, dents, or bending of the wheel and rim.
  3. Left untreated, you may experience steering issues and could potentially have a tire blow-out.

To avoid these issues and possible road accidents, it’s best to have your wheels assessed and repaired by a professional. Mag repair offers mobile wheel rim repair services in Brisbane, so you can minimise the risks of being on the road with damaged wheels.

To get a quote, simply visit us online or contact us directly to speak to our fully trained, professional and friendly staff. Your safety comes first, which is why we are wherever you need us!

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