We have all been there, driven along and heard the terrible crunching noise of your alloy wheels meeting with the kerb, or had the gut-wrenching moment you bounce your way through a gigantic pothole. You cross your fingers and hope it sounded worse than it was, but in the unfortunate event of damage, it is important to get your alloy wheels and tyres repaired in order to keep you safe and on the road.
Identifying tyre damage can sometimes be tricky, I mean we weren’t taught it at school (oh how I wish I could Algebra my tyre damage away!) and unless you have experienced it first-hand you are likely to miss the signs. That is why we have listed some common types of damage and what to do.
Whether driving at speed or at a crawl, colliding with a pothole can do serious damage to your tyres and alloy wheels. Even at slow speed, when your wheel hits a pothole, it can cause damage leading to a puncture, scratches or even denting your alloy wheels. Whereas if you are driving at speed, hitting a pothole could cause severe damage to your tyre. Damage is not always obvious at first, therefore it is important that you pull over in a safe place and check that your tyres are safe to continue. If damage has occurred, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible.
The Revenge of the Pothole
As mentioned, potholes can not only damage your tyres but can also affect your alloy wheels too. Damage to your alloy wheels does not just affect the look of your car but can cause further damage when driving your vehicle. It is important to get your alloy wheels repaired as soon as possible to get your car back to, or as close as possible to its original state.
Your car is your pride and joy, so when that kerb pops up to say hello to your alloy wheels, it’s not the kind of greeting you want. Kerbing your alloy wheels is the easiest way to damage your alloy wheels, resulting in scratches, dents, and scuffs around the rim. Not only do these marks make your vehicle look unloved, but they can also be costly to repair, which is why it is important to ensure you have the correct cover for these inconvenient mishaps.
Tyres are the only thing connecting you and your vehicle to the road; therefore, they are arguably one of the most important aspects of your vehicle. It is important to ensure you are protected against any costly and inconvenient damage, and that is why we offer GardX Assure Tyre and Alloy Wheel Protection products. You can be assured that in the event of accidental or malicious damage, we will provide you with the comfort of knowing that your tyres or alloy wheels will be protected. Did you know what when you purchase a vehicle from one of our Approved Dealers you may also be eligible for our Tyre and Alloy Wheel protection products*.
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