Alloy Wheel Kerb Damage - Repair Costs and Prevention Tips
Apr 06, 2022
Alloy kerb damage is no laughing matter. Your alloys are not only gorgeous to look at, but they’re also amazingly protective. But did you know they’re at risk of getting seriously damaged on and off the kerb? Let’s take a look.
Alloy Wheel Advantages
First of all, let’s consider why you want to keep your alloys looking and performing at their best. The first benefit should be pretty obvious - they stand out in a crowd. Alloy wheels really do upgrade the visual appeal of your vehicle - and with even minor damage, this can dull.
Also, alloys are excellent at keeping your vehicle light and easy to manoeuvre. That’s going to make for a smoother ride and easier steering. Beyond this, you’ll save money on the fuel economy alone - there’s less pull, meaning less need for fuel.
However, damage your alloy wheels on a kerb, and you might soon be out of pocket.
Alloy Kerb Damage - The Costs of Repair
So - how much does it cost to repair alloy kerb damage? According to Skoda, we’re likely to spend, on average, £68 per alloy should they need fixing. If all four of your wheels need repairing or replacing due to kerb damage, you are looking at more than £270. That’s just a ballpark figure.
What’s distressing here is, again, according to Skoda, British motorists are spending hundreds of millions of pounds on kerb damage. This type of alloy wheel damage is widespread - so what do you need to do to avoid paying out for such costs?
How to Prevent Alloy Wheel Kerb Damage
Alloy kerb damage is preventable. As it happens, kerb damage to your alloys may occur entirely innocently. You may scuff your wheels when parallel parking, for example. Of course, you may end up damaging your wheels if you need to swerve - and hit a kerb.
£68 per wheel may not sound like much, but imagine how often you scrape or accidentally knock a kerb! It all adds up, so make sure to park carefully and watch your movements on the road across the year.
Get The Edge!
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