Is my alloy borked ??
tbh – if more people looked after their wheels like that …. then i wouldnt end up with cars that have corroded and knackered alloys 😉 but then its immaterial anyway due to the fact most folk cant drive and kerb the hell out of their alloys.
i much prefer steelies anyway.Posted 4 years agoFB-ATBSubscriber
What does the face of the wheel (and the other 3) look like? Mazda wheels are notorious for their corrosion. I had all 4 of my 57 plate 3 replaced- two were bad and the others starting to show signs of paint lifting. I took the car to the dealer, they took pictures to email off to the warranty dept and heard back in 10 moins they would be replaced. I was advised to contact them from a colleague that had the same issue on a newer 3 and he was told by his dealer that their wheels are pretty poor. Mine were just under 3 years old.Posted 4 years agoHoratioHufnagelMember
I had this happen on my car. I’d either
– put it on the back and leave it
– buy a single replacement (perhaps from a Breakers on ebay or something)
– wait until tyres are worn and buy a set of tyres+wheels.
In my case the dent was bad enough that the tyre went flat if it was parked with the dent facing downwards.
I looked into repair but it didn’t seem worth the cost compared to getting some wheels (managed to get 4 tyres + alloys for 350 quid from someone local who’d sold their car after upgraidng the wheels).Posted 4 years ago
Just giving the Mazda a big clean up and have been tackling the arches and whels today.
I came across this …..
We have got some horrendous pot holes round here but i dont recall ever hitting one this hard to do that?
Do you think it is knackered or not?
There is a big dent and a slight hairline chip in it?Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
That looks entirely repairable going by the picture at least, if you organise it with the repair shop before hand you should get it back the same day.
And i take my good (summer use) alloys off the car to wash and wax them a couple of times over the summer, OZ Racing Superturismos that are a few years old and done many track days but still in excellent nick with no kerbing or marks. I can’t afford to replace them so i keep them in good nick, same as everything else i own.Posted 4 years ago
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