Wheel Rim Repair Tips and Techniques

Repair Hacks!

The tires and rims need to be regularly balanced to ensure that they can handle the vehicle’s weight, so they are not side-to-side, rotating, or out of round balance, which may result in premature tire wear and damage on the rims. The tires and rims should be balanced after every major tire and rim replacement. Wheel rim repair is a lot different from replacing a truck tire. While you may be able to do this on the side of the road with the help of friends, you can save yourself a lot of time, effort, and money by taking these tips in consideration:

How to remove the tire?

Get all your tools together and identify the correct sizes of tire nails and tire spikes, and block the weight of your car on the tire to be repaired. Remove all the hubcaps with a screwdriver, and lay them on the road. You can use a block of wood or heavy metal to put some pressure on the tire and assist you in getting the tire off the vehicle. This will ensure the tire does not break apart when it is removed from the wheel. Once you have removed the tire, take it to a tire shop to be repaired and replaced There are a lot of factors that can go into determining how easy or difficult it will be to repair a wheel rim, and each situation will be different.

How to replace a damaged hubcap?

It is easier to remove the lug nuts first, and then slowly remove the wheel, as you can use a tire iron on the lugs to loosen them. When you remove the wheel, set it aside. Then, use a flathead screwdriver to carefully pry off the hubcap. If the dent isn’t too deep, it can be popped out with a tire iron. If the dent is deep enough, you will need to find a way to remove it. Some shops will use a grinder to remove the hubcap. You can use a Dremel tool with a grinding wheel, or try using a hack saw to cut out a section and remove it.

If you are looking for quality wheel rim repair in the Oxnard, CA area, then Oxnard Tires and Wheels is the one you need. Call us at (805) 485-4242 anytime.