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Absolutely, they’re YOUR wheels! Wheel Doctor can find an accurate match to the color you want. Whether you want your wheels to match your vehicle, or want a custom finish to set off your ride, Wheel Doctor can make it happen.
Of course, the best policy is to avoid rim damage in the first place. Here are a few quick tips that will help you keep your rims looking nice.
- Drive Slowly on Rough Roads: Deep potholes, gravel, and off-roading can exact a heavy toll on your rims. If you must drive over difficult terrain, be sure to do so slowly; your rims will thank you.
- Be Careful Near Curbs: A lot of rim scratches are caused by driving too close to the curb. When turning, try not to turn too sharply lest your rim suffers a huge scratch. It’s also a good idea to keep a close eye on your side mirrors when parking along the curb.
- Clean Your Rims Regularly: Just like the rest of your car, your rims are susceptible to damage caused by dirt and debris. When washing your car,
consider paying special attention to your rims; the carwash will likely miss a few spots.
Even though rims are made of metal, they aren’t indestructible. On the contrary, rims are vulnerable to a number of road hazards. The scary truth is that a bent or cracked rim can happen at any time. Although you can’t protect your car’s rims from all the hazards on the road, you can have peace of mind knowing that should any of your rims become damaged you can have them repaired at Wheel Doctor. To help you keep your rims looking their best, avoid these common causes of rim damage the best you can.
- Potholes: If you want to protect your rims, avoid potholes like the plague. Even minor depressions in the roadway can cause significant rim damage, even at low speeds. Hitting a pothole at the right angle and with the right amount of force can bend and twist a rim, which can consequently affect your vehicle’s handling and performance. If you’ve ran over your fair share of potholes, inspect the rims on your car and visit a wheel repair shop in the D.C. area if you notice any damage.
- Brake Dust: Each time your press the brakes on your car, fine amounts of brake dust coats the wheels. Over time, this fine black dust will burn into the rim’s surface, resulting in pitted, dark-colored wheels. Fortunately you can have your wheels refinished, which is significantly cheaper than buying a brand new set of rims.
- Curb Damage: Have you ever taken a turn too sharply and bumped the curb? If so, one or more of your rims may already have damage. Parking alongside tall curbs can also be dangerous for your wheels, since the cement of the curb will grind the paint and finish while putting gouges in the metal. If you see any noticeable scratches or cracks, visit a rim repair shop before you decide to purchase new rims outright.