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Most recently answered alloy damage questions
Is there any alloy protector product on the market that is any good? I have looked at some but they look rather thin.
We have a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the warranty is three years old next year. We've had the car since July 2020, purchased from a reputable Jaguar dealership. We're the second owners. We have just...
I damaged two of my 2015 Fiat 500 alloy wheels on a kerb and each has a small chip on the rim. Refurbishing two wheels costs £160 - £220 and I will not be sure that they are safe. Fiat wheels are £700...
I have just had two new tyres fitted by my local tyre fitters. During the fitting of the new tyres to the wheels, they scored each of the spokes on both alloys in a constant radius. They apologised and...
I have just purchased a new Skoda Karoq Scout with 19-inch wheels as standard. In the past three days I have managed heartbreakingly to kerb two of the wheels. In all my years of driving I cannot remember...
I have a Mercedes-Benz E-Class which is three years old this June. Between my wife and, we have managed to scuff all the alloys a bit. Before I consider trading in, would it be better for me to have the...
When my Mercedes-Benz C-Class was about three months old, during a safety check, the dealer discovered one of the rear wheels was cracked (pot hole I guess - but no loss of pressure). Rather than pay £600...
 

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