Your wheels take the most abuse from the road compared to any other part on your car. Between hitting potholes, curbs, and other objects, your aluminum wheels can get damaged and if these damages aren’t repaired your wheels can suffer from a loss of strength and integrity. Luckily, drivers will be relieved to know that “curb rash” can be fixed – unless you scored a direct hit that damaged the wheel structurally – thanks to these tips from our New Jersey Toyota dealer.
As aluminum-alloy and all-aluminum wheels have become the standard on new vehicles, so has the demand for the repair of “curbed” wheels; a colloquial term used to describe a wheel or hubcap that has sustained damage from being rubbed along a curb. Many autobody shops and dealerships offer repair services and can vary in cost depending on a few factors such as the amount of damage, the type of metal used in the wheel, and whether it’s painted or has a clear-coat finish, but are generally less expensive than purchasing a brand new wheel.
The process to repair a curbed wheel can also vary but typically involves removing all dirt, paint, and protective finishes then sanding down the affected area. If needed, the spot will be patched with filler, sanded again to remove any scratched, and finally primed and painted to match the original finish of the wheel. This process can be done at home if you’re a little daring, but our Toyota service center in New Jersey offers plenty of tire and wheels services if you’d prefer to leave it to the professionals.
Get Your Wheels Fixed Professionally In New Jersey
The condition of your wheels can mean the difference between a close call and a collision, and taking good care of your wheel rims in an essential part of keeping your car looking and performing its best. If you’ve damaged your wheel beyond repair, don’t despair as our online Toyota tire store has an extensive selection of greatly priced tires designed to fit your vehicle perfectly. Feel free to contact us at (973) 540-1111 for any help with repairing a curbed or to explore our range of tire services!