Frequently Asked Questions
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We have the very best, state-of-the-art equipment to carry out all your alloy wheel repair needs on site, in one location.
We are conveniently located on the East Coast and offer a friendly turnaround time, catered around you.
We can repair almost any type of alloy wheel damage from kerb damage, corrosion and scuffed alloy wheels.
Corrosion and scuffed alloy wheels can always be repaired as we strip the wheel back to bare metal, which in turn removes any sign of corrosion. We then seal it and respray.
We can repair kerb damage 99% of the time, but on the rare occasion the alloy wheel may be completely unrepairable.
Please contact us to ensure we can repair your alloy wheels if they is badly damaged and we will advise you the best way forward.
Painted wheels only - 1-3 working days
Individual colours/ specialist finishes - up to 4 working days
Diamond cut wheels - 5 working days
Split Rims - 5 working days where possible
*All time frames are based on straight forward repairs. This may vary is further damage is found.
No, we only carry out full refurbishments to alloy wheels.
Smart repairs are only a temporary fix for alloy wheels. Here at Trenhams, we work on stripping the alloy wheel completely back and starting again, ensuring the alloy wheel is as good as the day it came out of the factory.
Diamond cut wheels require a lathe process that can't be replicated from a "man in a van".
We can collect your alloy wheels or car within a 45 mile radius from Scarborough. Extra charges apply for collection. All we ask is for you to be flexible with the collection time and date.
Our process involves stripping the alloy wheel back to bare metal and starting a fresh with the wheel. This gives the alloy wheel a durable, long-lasting finish.
Yes. We completely strip back the wheels back to bare alloy, the wheel is then repaired if needed and then goes through the paint stages.
All refurbished alloy wheels are fully balanced at the end of the process.
Each alloy wheel will be individually inspected and then assessed to ensure we can repair them. Most of the time the damage looks worse than it is and can be repaired by machining/profiling the alloy wheel. We also have other methods of repair such as aluminium welding if required.
When going through the full refurbishment process, we can restore alloy wheels like this. It is always advisable to do this sooner rather than later because once the paint surface is broken, corrosion can start to lead to the loss of air pressure to the tyre.
A diamond cut alloy wheel is one that has been painted first or powder coated, is then cut back using a lathe. The alloy wheel is then lacquered to give the finished effect.
Diamond cut wheels will typically have a gloss alloy finish to the face with a painted colour to the body of the alloy wheel.
A diamond alloy wheel will not retain its finish as long as a powder coated one. Once the lacquer finish is damaged, however small, it can cause water ingress, which in turn will discolour the lacquer.
They will look as good as new if not better! In cases where the alloy wheel has poor casting or extreme corrosion, it will be difficult to achieve our top quality finish.
We can match any colour to requirement, from factory finish colours to a colour of your choice.
The choice is totally yours!
Yes, we can repair split rim alloy wheels. These are priced on an individual basis and do not take longer than the standard wheel timescales due to the time taken to strip and rebuild these types of alloy wheels.
Please feel free to discuss your alloy wheel type with us and we will be able to advise better.