Buckled alloy wheel repair prices PLEASE!

18 replies
Found 12th Jan 2010
So, my OH was driving in the snow and apparently hit a curb quite hard. I would say the wheel is buckled as it is pulling to the left. It's driveable cus we managed to get it home, but anyone had one repaired recently? I know it depends on the car etc... but some rough prices on here would be wonderful.
Cheers

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More likely to be suspension / arm damage. If it were buckled it would probably leak imo.

If he's kerbed it, it's going to need the whole axle looking at.

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greg_68;7516987

More likely to be suspension / arm damage. If it were buckled it would … More likely to be suspension / arm damage. If it were buckled it would probably leak imo.



That sounds expensive :x

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Penny Saver;7517005

If he's kerbed it, it's going to need the whole axle looking at.



insurance excess is £350 would it be better doing it through them?:oops:

greenfizz;7517015

insurance excess is £350 would it be better doing it through them?:oops:



I wouldn't. Just go to a garage you can trust and let them look at it - usually no obligation. If you aren't sure take it to another. Just ask for an idea of the damage and the cost to fix it. Then you can make your mind up. Might just be a wheel, might be something seriously dangerous...

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thanks penny saver will do that... if we get that far down the road lol

greenfizz;7517088

thanks penny saver will do that... if we get that far down the road lol



No problem. I hope it's just the wheel, my mum wrote her car off after kerbing it. Completely knackered the rear axle and caused all sorts of damage. Her brother is a mechanic so he looked at it, but if she'd carried on driving it something serious might have happened. Doesn't bear thinking about really. Drive safe!

What car and front or back?

Sorry about the wheel, I was in a similar situation when my car started sliding across the ice, guess applying the brake made matters worse, but I was lucky to just have kerbed my alloy, although it was quite a deep scuff as I hit approx 10mph, had it refurbed this morning, was £45

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Shengis;7517132

What car and front or back?



2007 Fiesta Zetec alloys... front wheel

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jasont87;7517177

Sorry about the wheel, I was in a similar situation when my car started … Sorry about the wheel, I was in a similar situation when my car started sliding across the ice, guess applying the brake made matters worse, but I was lucky to just have kerbed my alloy, although it was quite a deep scuff as I hit approx 10mph, had it refurbed this morning, was £45



think it was going about 20mph

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Penny Saver;7517113

No problem. I hope it's just the wheel, my mum wrote her car off after … No problem. I hope it's just the wheel, my mum wrote her car off after kerbing it. Completely knackered the rear axle and caused all sorts of damage. Her brother is a mechanic so he looked at it, but if she'd carried on driving it something serious might have happened. Doesn't bear thinking about really. Drive safe!



Gulp...

greenfizz;7517334

2007 Fiesta Zetec alloys... front wheel



Probably just the tracking knocked out. Does it fell like the wheel is wobbling or just pulling? Even if the wishbone is slightly bent it's a cheap fix:thumbsup:

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Shengis;7517376

Probably just the tracking knocked out. Does it fell like the wheel is … Probably just the tracking knocked out. Does it fell like the wheel is wobbling or just pulling? Even if the wishbone is slightly bent it's a cheap fix:thumbsup:



just pulling, only been round the block and not fast.

greenfizz;7517401

just pulling, only been round the block and not fast.



Get the tracking checked then. Should be able to get that checked free and get them to have a look at the rest when it's on the ramp to make sure.

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Shengis;7517455

Get the tracking checked then. Should be able to get that checked free … Get the tracking checked then. Should be able to get that checked free and get them to have a look at the rest when it's on the ramp to make sure.



will do that. thanks for your brains:thumbsup:

I have buckled my alloy from hitting a kerb after skidding on black ice.Its been checked out by a mechanic and tracking has been done. Anyone know where i can get it repaired, i live in the Shropshire area.

I buckled my alloy last week after slidding on black ice and hitting a kerb. Mechanic has checked car and corrected tracking. The alloys i have on my car are now discontinued so cant buy a replacement. Any ideas where i can get this one alloy repaired ? I live in Shropshire
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