Why Straightening Rims is Important

Causes of Bent Rim

Heavy impact on the wheel is the primary reason for a bent wheel. Though rims are made of aluminum, steel or chrome, they lose their strength over time because of high impacts such as speed bumps, potholes, and uneven roads. This leads to bending of the rim.

Consequences of Bent Rim

If not detected early or ignored for some time, a bent rim could lead to air leak from the tire, which will lower the fuel economy and affect the handling of the vehicle. A bent rim can also lead to flat tire or blowout, which is again risky if the car is moving at high speed. Bent rims make wheels wobble at high speed, which means you will have an unstable ride and the driver might face it difficult to control the steering. It is, therefore, necessary to look for aluminum, chrome or alloy wheel bent repair expert as soon as you notice the problem.


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