We feel very strongly about our policy to check every wheel we provide. The areas we check are often overlooked by our competition.
Expert Wheel Rim Repair
Our ACU-TRU® certified technicians can repair almost any alloy or steel wheel up to 30" in diameter. We utilize industry-leading ACU-TRU® wheel repair equipment to exact precise wheel and rim repairs with exceptional quality and fast turnaround. Whether your wheels are factory OEM or aftermarket, we can repair them at our facility in Dayton, OH. We proudly service body shops, dealerships, individuals and other wheel companies.
Straightening and Bend Repair
Getting your wheel straightened can be an expensive and difficult task, we try to make this process as convenient as possible. Our full service facility can dismount your tires, repair your bent rim, remount the tires and install them on your car. For out-of-state customers simply ship in your wheels, we repair them and send them back. The pricing for this rims straightening service varies based on a number of factors, take look at our pricing.
If you are experiencing vibration while driving or your tires are slowly leaking your wheel may be bent. This can cause dangerous situations with potential for blowouts while driving. Not to mention it will wear your tires a lot faster requiring expensive replacements. Keep your family safe and get those wheels and rims straightened.
Having repaired thousands of pothole damaged rims the ACU-TRU® system has been put to the test and passed with flying colors. The ACU-TRU® system can detect lateral run-out in a factory or custom aftermarket aluminum alloy car, truck, SUV or motorcycle rim to within 10 thousandths of an inch. This exacting standard insures a smooth safe ride.
Alloy Wheel Repair Process
The aluminum steel wheel repair process is straight forward. First, we check the aluminum steel rim wheel for structural integrity and radial run out. With the proper heat, consistent hydraulic pressure and light vibrations under pressure, the alloy wheel will move without cracking back to its original condition.
Once identified, each aluminum automobile or motorcycle rim repair is washed thoroughly to remove all brake dust and enable our aluminum wheel repair techs to properly evaluate the extent of damage. This is particularly important because brake dust removal is essential to determining the level of damage to a wheel. But it must be done correctly, because wheels with a polished or anodized finish can be damaged if the wrong washing compound is used.
A dial indicator is used to determine run-out on the wheel. The distance the wheel traveled up and down while spinning would be 5/1,000 of an inch both in the high and low position or swing.
Lateral run-out, on the other hand, is how much the damaged motorcycle rim wheel will wobble from side to side. On some larger diameter motorcycle wheels or truck and SUV wheel repairs that are subjected to a hard pothole hit or curb check, the wheel will be bent and, if hit or impact is hard enough, it will twist the spokes. Most lateral run-out to a car rim repair can be corrected with pressure on the back of the rim wheel.
Lateral run out is the hardest type of wheel rim repair to accomplish. It also happens to be the most deceptive, because while a wheel may look like it has only minor rim damage, it can actually be fairly significant and not easily seen to the naked eye unless the car or motorcycle wheel is on a spinner. This is especially common on newer front-wheel-drive cars, where much of the force is cantilevered to the back.
Our facility is equipped with industry leading ACU-TRU® wheel straighteners and equipment.
All wheels and rims are repaired with ACU-TRU® methodology for the highest quality repairs available.
We offer competitive pricing for wheel repair and straightening services. Click for pricing information.