Can a buckled wheel be reliably repaired?

Recommended Posts

Hi all, 

I'm looking to get the alloys on my LS430 refurbished. It looks like they were previously refurbed at some point as the paint looked new, albeit with orange peel. However, I've since curbed one and more importantly, one of them is buckled which came to light when I had my local garage do an alignment and (attempt to) balance the wheels. The garage put extra weights on the buckled one to even it out so now it's not so noticeable and fine for my usual driving around town. However, I'm planning a European road trip next year and I certainly don't want to be blasting down the autobahn with a wobbly wheel. 

So my question is, can a buckled wheel be safely straightened out by a decent wheel refurbishing place or should I look to buy another wheel?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes they can. Reinventing the wheel at Tewkesbury I  know does this and an acquaintance had them do this successfully on a Range Rover Sport. I'm sure someone near you can do it. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Club Hybrid Poll

  • 196 Hybrid Reliability

    1. 1. If you were to consider buying a Hybrid model over 5 years old, would you be worried about the reliability of the Hybrid system?

      • Not really as Hybrid systems are always reliable
      • Not if it had a Manufacturers Warranty on the Hybrid system
      • I would not buy a Hybrid model over 5 years old