Mag Wheel Repairs
Bring Back the New With Mag Wheel Repairs
Mag wheels look great on your car, but when they become scratched, and the shine dulls, they’re more an eyesore. Did you know that it is possible to rejuvenate alloy wheels and even perform mag wheel repairs?
Mag wheels derive their name from using magnesium alloys during the 1960s for the rims of sports cars and+ racers. The use of magnesium has since mostly been replaced by aluminium, but the name stuck, and today almost any non-steel rim is called a mag or alloy wheel.
The benefits of using a magnesium or aluminium alloy instead of steel are that it creates a lighter rim with better heat dissipation properties. These two aspects directly benefit the vehicle’s handling: the more lightweight rims have less inertia. They prevent the over-expansion of the air inside the tyre due to heat generated by friction. However, these benefits come at the cost of a higher price per rim, which is why alloy wheel repair is an option.
Benefits of Mag Wheel Repair or Refurbishment
A common question is whether the repair or refurbishment of mag wheels are an option compared to outright replacement with a new set. If you’ve developed a desire for a new look on your ride, a new set of mags is the way to go. However, that still leaves you with the old set and the option of selling them – if they weren’t accepted as trade-ins.