But when a wheel is scuffed or scraped, as well as looking generally unsightly, the damage can significantly reduce the car's residual value too.
Alloy wheel scuffs can actually be more than an aesthetic problem; deep scuffs, scrapes and scratches that penetrate through the alloy base can actually lead to rust, damaging the alloy.
When the damaged area is exposed to corrosive road salts, adverse weather conditions and general wear and tear, the problem can escalate considerably.
Eventually, what began as a relatively minor scratch or scuff can lead to an extensive alloy repair or complete alloy replacement.
Kerbed and scuffed wheel repairs can be carried out by the car owner; however, it's worth noting that flawless repairs can be difficult to achieve.
For a first attempt, an alloy repair might be complicated - the process may involve colour identification, removal of the scuff or scratch, sanding, priming, masking, an application of basecoat, the lacquer and then the final finish.
Just purchasing the equipment and materials to carry out the repair could prove costly, making a mobile alloy wheel repair specialist an attractive and cost-efficient option.
Benefits of Mobile Alloy Wheel Repairs Mobile alloy wheel repairs are relatively quick and can be carried out at the customer's convenience, whether at work, home or elsewhere, particularly since the repair process doesn't require expensive, messy shot-blasting in order to carry out repairs.
Typically, a scuffed or kerbed mobile alloy wheel repairs will take a couple of hours to complete - this greatly reduces the labour costs that might be otherwise incurred in a car body shop.
Mobile wheel repair specialists can also carry out colour and texture-matching, to ensure a faultlessly professional finish.
All colour-matching, scuff repairs, lacquering and final finishes are undertaken as part of the mobile service, and usually take around one or two hours.
The best specialists will guarantee their work, and it's always a good idea to arrange a free quote before booking your appointment - that way, you'll know exactly what to expect in terms of cost and service.