ALLOY CRACK REPAIR
*Most rim cracks are not roadworthy for repair in QLD, for safety reasons it’s recommended to replace a cracked rim*
If a wheel is left buckled it very likely will crack. It starts off as a buckle and with the constant fatigue of the wheel on the road, it will crack in the end.
If the crack goes straight across the spoke, then there is nothing to be done and the wheel is essentially scrap metal. That is because for wheels to fail through the spoke that is usually due to enormous overload or very poor manufacturing.
Inexpensive counterfeit wheels are inexpensive because the manufacturing standards are low compared with factory wheels. More than 500,000 wheels are imported from overseas each year, but not all are tested to see if they meet Australian Design Rules, and the regulations are not enforced.
Experts say most cheap or counterfeit wheels from overseas are made from a blend of scrap alloy and raw material — but alloy wheels should be made solely from raw material to guarantee their strength.
FIXARIM as a responsible repairer will go to great lengths to fix a wheel, but there are limitations and we will make sure you are aware when your damaged wheel it’s better off being fixed or put aside.