Bent Wheel Repair
Alloy Wheel Straightening
Rimguard’s proprietary wheel straightening technology allows us to take a bent wheel up to 24” in diameter and tru-it to within +/- .010 . Wheel straightening is a highly skilled trade and should only be performed by a trained wheel straightening professional. Rimguard’s trained technicians spend countless hours working on scrap wheels before being allowed to touch a customers wheel. Our technicians are trained on 4,5,6, & 8 bolt rims, as well as 14” to 24” wheels to correct lateral and radial run out. A Rimguard technician takes pride in knowing that countless hours of bent wheel training converts to saving our customers time and money.
Rimguard’s bent wheel repair is the trusted name for Central North Carolina area tire shops, body shops, auto dealerships, and individuals. We are a mobile wheel straightening service that prides itself on customer convenience. Every wheel straightening experience is different, but most wheels can be straightened within an hour or two.
At Rimguard we take great pride in making sure our wheel repair techs inspect your bent wheel thoroughly to ensure a safe rim repair. Brake dust, corrosion, or tire rubber are removed for proper inspection. After inspection of this wheel a trained technician notices a small crack. A crack this small would be tig welded and straightened. If a crack occurs near a spoke, lughole, or is much larger than the crack appearing in the picture, it would be considered unsafe to repair. In the case of large cracks, OE replacements are the answer.
After thorough inspection of your bent rim, your lughole pattern is measured. The wheel is then mounted to a specific bolt pattern plate using an air impact or torque wrench to ensure it is centered properly on our wheel straightening machine.
The radius of the wheel is checked using a dial indicator, which will pinpoint exactly where the wheel is bent. A specific amount of heat, controlled hydraulic pressure, and small vibrations while under pressure are used to insure a quality repair. The wheel is allowed to cool and the pressure is released. This process is repeated until it meets our specific requirements of +/- .010 inches.
The outer edge of the wheel is also measured with a dial indicator. Heat is applied to a specific area and is controlled using a temperature gage. With Rimguard designed hand tools, minor adjustments are made to the outer lip along with small vibrations. The process is repeated until the wheel meets our requirements.
A Rimguard technician will inspect your wheel through every phase of the wheel straightening process to ensure a safe and quality rim repair. You can be confident in Rimguard’s technology and integrity when it comes to your bent wheel.
Trust your bent wheel repair to us. Contact us today for a free estimate!