Taboos for car rims: 3 things you should avoid with expensive rims

Whether with stylish luxury rims or with practical aluminum rims from the manufacturer - if the aluminum or chrome surfaces of the rims are damaged and scratched, this always allows conclusions to be drawn about the driving skills of the owner. Scratches and dents in the rims are therefore a no-go for all classes. By driving gently you can protect your rims from the worst - ours FelgenFix Specialists repair chrome, aluminum and special rims every day and know the 3 most common reasons for dents and scratches in the paintwork. If something does go wrong, you can contact our workshop in Hamburg at any time and request first aid for your rims. 

1. Curb damage

The most common reason for rim damage is the unwelcome curb: If you often park on the side of the road, you have certainly had an uncomfortable "squeeze" on the curb. If the tire rubs against the curb, deep scratches, dents and scratches can occur.

Avoid curb damage to rims

  • Use those parking assistance your car, if you have one. Of course we know that you can park perfectly - but it's safe to say.
  • Don't take turns too tight. You can also hit the curb when turning and cause unsightly damage.
  • Also in tight construction sites or at Creation of rescue lanes the curb is occasionally touched. Such damage is practically unavoidable - in an emergency, the emergency lane is always more important than the wheel rim! Even gross damage can later from our FelgenFix team to be treated.


2. Height swings

Vertical swings occur when you drive off high curbs or disregard braking elements in traffic-calmed areas. When all of the car's weight is applied to the tires and rims, the metal can buckle and develop what are known as flexing unbalance. The unbalance causes the tires to sway at high speeds - this can be life-threatening! Bumps caused by elevation changes must therefore be repaired as soon as possible.

 This is how you avoid elevation gain

  • Stick to the speed limits in traffic-calmed areas.
  • Drive only over lowered curbs.
  • If possible, do not park your car on the side of the road.


3. Rockfalls
When driving on uneven roads, stones and coarse debris are often thrown up. Stone chips can hit the rims, the paintwork or the windshield. Not every rockfall is self-inflicted: On motorways and country roads, stones can also be thrown up by vehicles in front and hit your car. Nevertheless, stone chips can be avoided with simple precautions:

 Protection against stone chips when driving

  • Keep sufficient distance, especially at high speeds.
  • Slow down on dirty roads and gravel roads (walking pace would be ideal)


Other reasons for rim damage

  • signs of wear are hardly recognizable for laypeople when the rim wears evenly. Regular cleaning can reduce signs of wear and extend the life of the rim.
  • bird room is acidic and can cause severe paintwork damage.

(Photo: Kullapong Parcherat)