Do I Need an Alloy Wheel Refurbishment and Repair Contractor?

Scratches and notches in alloy wheels not only look unattractive, they also reduce the value of the vehicle, and if left unchecked can even be dangerous. Minor damage to alloy wheels can quickly cause hairline cracks to develop, and these cannot be repaired. It’s really important to regularly clean your alloy wheels and to check them for damage. Causes of damage to alloy wheels can include bad weather, contact with the kerb, driving on salty surfaces and more.

Whether you want to repair your alloy wheels to remove scratches or dents, or replace them entirely, alloy wheel refurbishment and repair specialists can help. Repair is generally significantly less expensive than replacement, so it is worth investing early. HaMuch can help you find the right local alloy wheel refurbishment specialist for the job.

What Do Alloy Wheel Refurbishment and Repair Specialist Mechanics Do?

An alloy wheels and refurbishment expert is a specialist mechanic who can help eliminate wheel damage, polish the rims and restore them to their original look. If abrasions, bumps or corrosion are found on the alloy wheels, repair by partial painting is usually the best solution.

The duties of an alloy wheel repair worker include:

  • Checking your alloy wheels and recommending any necessary repairs: An alloy wheel mechanic will take a closer look to see if there are bumps in the edge of the rim, and then thoroughly clean the damaged area with nitro thinner — this is the only way to accurately identify the actual extent of the damage. The specialist can then easily repair your wheel by sanding, polishing and repainting it.
  • Preparing the rim: A rim cannot be processed on the spot. It requires a complete renovation, since it must be removed. Repair specialists will remove the rim and investigate for further damage on the alloy's inner surface. They can keep the tyre on the vehicle as they remove the rim and, working their way up, they will make sure that the balance weights of the wheels have not come loose.
  • Repairing damage: Specialist alloy wheel repair mechanics work very carefully, using an electric multi-tool to grind out the coarsest scratches, nicks and cracks. The damaged area can then be filled and smoothed.

How to Find a Specialist Alloy Wheel Repair Near You?

To find alloy wheel refurbishment services near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to car mechanics in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

When looking for an alloy wheels refurbishment and repair specialist, check out our list of other tradesmen on HaMuch.com. You can find an extensive list of car mechanics and car bodywork repair specialists on our site.

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Car Mechanic near London£44£266
Car Mechanic near Birmingham£28£176
Car Mechanic near Leeds£32£217
Car Mechanic near Glasgow£32£93
Car Mechanic near Sheffield£28£90
Car Mechanic near Bradford£34£214
Car Mechanic near Liverpool£36£249
Car Mechanic near Edinburgh£20£155
Car Mechanic near Manchester£36£228

Find more hourly & daily rates for Car Mechanics in the UK

Recent jobs posted for alloy wheels refurbishment & repair

Wheel refurb

4 alloys need refurb. All with slight scuffs. HONDA Type R

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Lincolnshire£21£168
Middlesbrough£41£197
Macclesfield£31£189
Renfrewshire£35£275
South Bedfordshire£36£219
Suffolk Coastal£18£158
Pembrokeshire£16£140
Caerphilly£25£178
Gwynedd£19£153
Belfast£20£132
Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Crewe & Nantwich£32£279
Wolverhampton£33£176
Leicester£24£194
Rochdale£30£181
North Lincolnshire£20£164
Liverpool£23£164
Dacorum£31£214
Reigate & Banstead£36£221
Middlesbrough£40£200
London£36£219
Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Oxford£40£218
Flintshire£26£195
Belfast£23£172
South Kesteven£35£181
Vale of White Horse£37£218
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
Thamesdown£35£249
Bury£31£214
East Riding£28£191
Wealden£50£239
Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Vale of Glamorgan£18£147
Southend-on-Sea£20£196
Havant & Waterloo£24£167
Oldham£25£168
Angus£25£200
Wirral£25£186
Lancaster£20£200
Vale Royal£23£178
Huntingdonshire£16£140
Preston£31£220
Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Southampton£48£250
South Kesteven£17£155
Lancaster£23£233
Reading£80£193
Mid Sussex£37£207
Tendring£18£145
Derby£46£249
Wrexham Maelor£50£300
Solihull£55£304
Plymouth£18£105
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stratford-on-Avon£12£100
South Lanarkshire£95£600
Canterbury£14£112
Aberdeen£12£100
Barnsley£18£110
East Riding£25£154
Portsmouth£21£157
Basingstoke & Deane£17£137
St Albans£21£140
Calderdale£20£112
Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Canterbury£38£240
Windsor & Maidenhead£40£229
Warwick£37£244
Blackpool£60£150
Solihull£33£243
St Helens£34£247
South Tyneside£48£225
Macclesfield£34£230
Huntingdonshire£15£150
Exeter£38£257
Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Epping Forest£53£285
Coventry£38£232
Newport£35£230
Basingstoke & Deane£52£260
Conway£32£204
North Ayrshire£38£217
Reading£54£280
Macclesfield£36£238
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£34£210
Walsall£38£228
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Aberdeenshire£34£248
Glasgow£37£247
Manchester£42£231
Wakefield£34£217
Canterbury£44£256
Walsall£37£223
Vale Royal£35£217
South Cambridgeshire£42£255
Sandwell£37£223
Reigate & Banstead£56£279
Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Broadland£17£140
Waveney£22£181
Portsmouth£27£172
Cherwell£29£189
Conway£18£142
Teignbridge£20£171
Dacorum£39£210
Ipswich£19£148
Gateshead£21£150
Calderdale£20£145
Danfoss Delta Dore Devi Drayton Fernox Franke HIP Magazine Pegler Polypipe SPARKS Magazine SureStop Wago