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What would cause a 21-inch alloy rim on a Volvo XC60 T5 to start to buckle? Dealer advised this at last MoT and it has never had an accident or hit pothole. Only front offside and four years old at 21,000...
Is there any alloy protector product on the market that is any good? I have looked at some but they look rather thin.
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...
How can I check if the almost-new set of 18-inch alloy wheels, which I bought for a previous car (Audi A6), will fit my BMW 520d? The tyre sizes are the same (245/45/18). Thanks for your help.
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...
Having just paid £400 to have corrosion on the alloy wheels of a six-year-old car rectified, what do you recommend, firstly, to clean alloy wheels and secondly what to use to protect them from corrosion?
My Kia Rio failed an MoT on a faulty airbag device. This had to be replaced and recalibrated at a cost of £500. My seven-year warranty ran out in March although I have only done 7500 miles, not the 10000...
Can you recommend a non-corrosive alloy wheel cleaner which will remove marks, due to brake dust?
I have a six-month old Volkswagen T-Roc 4Motion. We really love the car . We bought it new from stock so did not actively choose the wheels. These are 215/50/R18 alloys. The tyres (Bridgestone Turanza...
I own a 1990 Jaguar XJ40 and want to replace the teardrop alloys with the older Kent alloys. I'm told they may not fit because of the size difference on the inside rim touching the XJ40 brake calipers....
 

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