Alloy wheels are the pride and joy of many car owners. So unwanted scrapes, scratches and chips can be a real nuisance. Fortunately, most surface damage can be repaired. Read on to discover the average alloy wheel refurbishment cost in the UK.
Bringing alloy wheels back to life can add value to your vehicle and make it look extra special. Depending on whether it’s accidental damage, kerb dents or corrosion over time, the cost of alloy wheel repair will vary. Prices will also depend on the type and size of wheels you have and the extent of the damage.
|Alloy repair job||Range - Low||Range - High||Average cost|
|Single wheel refurbishment (up to 20")||£48||£100||£74|
|Single wheel refurbishment (21"+)||£60||£120||£90|
|Set of 4 alloy wheels (up to 20")||£192||£360||£276|
|Set of 4 alloy wheels (21"+)||£240||£420||£330|
|Single diamond cut wheel||-||-||£114|
|Tyre fitting per wheel (including balancing)||-||-||£9|
How much does alloy wheel repair cost?
There are a number of different alloy wheel treatments available, which will affect how much you pay. Also, the cost of your alloy wheel refurbishment will depend on the type and extent of alloy damage and the size and type of your wheels.
As a guide, standard alloy wheel refurbishment for a single wheel up to 20” costs around £74 per wheel. If your alloy wheel is 21” or bigger then the refurbishment cost will be nearer £90 per wheel.
If you’re having all four alloy wheels repaired at the same time then you’ll often save some money. For a set of four alloys wheels up to 20” the repair cost is about £276. A set of 21” wheels will cost you around £330.
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Common alloy wheel damage
Local alloy wheel specialists will usually treat a wide range of alloy wheels, from standard alloys to diamond cut and split rim. They’ll be experts at dealing with common alloy wheel damage, including:
- Scuffed or kerbed wheels
- Scratches and dents
- Alloy corrosion
- Pothole damage
- Split rim wheel repair
- Straightening alloys
Contact your local alloy wheel specialists for accurate prices for your alloy repair job.
Alloy wheel scuff repair cost
Scuffing is one of the most common types of alloy wheel damage. A professional alloy wheel repair service will use a range of sanding techniques to remove scuffing. Dents or deep scratches can be filled using metal fillers and will then be sanded to be flush with the wheel.
Where the existing wheel colour can’t be matched with the sanding process, a new coating is usually used to cover any repairs so that you won’t be able to see them. The average cost of alloy wheel scuff repair can range from £48 to £120 per wheel, depending on wheel size and the extent of the damage.
Diamond cut alloy wheel refurbishment cost
Diamond cut is an alloy wheel finish that uses a specialist CNC wheel lathe to machine away part or all of the painted surface of a wheel. The finished effect is the shiny alloy finish, which is treated with a lacquer to prevent any future corrosion.
The average cost of diamond cut refurbishment treatment for alloy wheels is about £114 per wheel.
Useful alloy wheel repair checklist
- Speak to your local alloy wheel specialists to discuss the refurbishment options and get quotes.
- If you have multiple alloy wheels in need of repair
- Shop around for fair and competitive prices for alloy wheel refurbishment.
- Always hire a tradesperson with experience and qualifications/accreditations
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