Bending a wheel on a pothole or dinging it on a curb need not mean the end of the road for that wheel and its owner’s budget. Instead, Tiger Wheel & Tyre is reminding motorists that several of its stores offer on-site Wheel Collision™ repair, while select others will send wheels away for repair. This wheel- and budget-saving service is possible via the company’s partnership with proven wheel repair firm, Wheel Collision™.

“Given the state of our roads, we see a lot of customers come in thinking that replacement is the only option for a damaged wheel, and they’re always thrilled when they learn that the wheel can in fact be repaired,” said Group Marketing Executive, Joe du Plooy. “By partnering with Wheel Collision™ we’re able to deliver to our customers a quality service that employs world-class technology to repair wheels to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards.”

On-site express wheel repair services are offered at Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores in Boksburg, Fourways, Melrose, Pretoria (Skinner St), Vanderbijlpark (CBD) and Westgate, in Gauteng. At select other stores, nationwide, customers can drop off their wheels to be sent off for repairs, which will be effected within 2 – 5 days.

“Original equipment alloy wheels can be difficult to replace, while aftermarket wheels represent a large investment on the part of the buyer; one that is nevertheless justifiable based on their ability to elevate the appearance of vehicle, making it look either sleeker and more sophisticated, or more dominant and aggressive. What’s not justifiable is having to replace any wheel – whether OE or aftermarket – at full price when you ding or dent it. Worse still, are instances where customers can’t replace a damaged wheel at all, because that particular model has been discontinued, ” added du Plooy.

The Wheel Collision™ services on offer include wheel straightening, custom paint finishing, powder coating, diamond finishing, and polishing. Before work commences on each wheel, it will be X-rayed to detect any hairline fractures. Wheel repairs are moreover SABS ISO 9001 accredited and backed by a lifetime warranty on workmanship.

For more information on this service, visit the website www.twt.to.