We straighten aluminum, steel and magnesium rims up to 26″ in diameter. The turn around time is usually 24 hours. At times, we can offer same day service if you make an appointment with us and drop off the rim before 10am.
We try to make this as convenient as possible for you. You may leave your car with us, drop off the loose rim, or we can put your spare on for you at no charge. We will also mount the straightened wheels back on your car when you come to pick up your repaired rims at no additional charge.
We use three hydraulic machines in our process to straighten bent wheels. The first machine is used to take out large bends and bring the wheel within .015 in. of round. The second machine is used to tweak the rim back to perfect round. A third machine removes lateral bends and bends to the face of the wheel. We guarantee that the wheel will be round, holds air when remounted to the tire, and will be properly balanced.
There are a few main reasons to have a rim straightened. The first is that you may feel vibrations in your steering wheel when driving especially at faster speeds. The second reason for straightening your wheel is that your rim may not be holding air. Finally, even small bends in your wheel will wear out your tire much faster.
Additional Notes: Yes, we can straighten chrome rims!
Click the YouTube logo or this link to watch one of our Wheel Straightening Videos.
In the video, Wheel-Tech gives an overview of their process straightening a bent 1999 BMW wheel. The process begins by rounding out serious bends in the wheel and then fine tuning the shape of the wheel on a precision wheel straightening machine, using an electronic resistor.
The below prices include the straightening of all bends on the rim so that the wheel runs true and holds air. Also, the prices include the cost of mounting, dismounting, and Hunter Road Force Balancing the rim after we straighten it.
Cost: $135 each (priced for rims up to 19″)
Cost: $160 each (priced for rims 20″ – 22″)
Cost: $185 each (priced for rims 23″ – 25″)
Cost: $250 each (priced for rims 26″ and up)
Rim Straightening and Refinishing
If your rim has curb damage we can repair and refinish the wheel for only an extra $65 (half the price of our standard repair and refinish) when combining the two services.
Please note: if your rim is bent on the front (the face) then the painted finish on your rim will (most likely) burn or melt off at the location of the bend. While this will not affect the performance of your rim or wheel it will tarnish the appearance and we would recommend having your rim repaired and refinished so it will look new.
Click the YouTube logo or this link to watch one of our Wheel Straightening and Refinishing Video.
This video demonstrates how Wheel-Tech can transform your damaged bent rim into a beautiful “Like New” Wheel. The video begins by showing you a before and after of a wheel that is badly damaged from a pothole. Wheel-Tech shows you how they are able to straighten bent rims (even on the face) and then refinish them.
The below prices include the straightening of all bends on the rim so that the wheel runs true and holds air and the refinishing of the wheel WITH POWDER COAT to look like new. Also, the prices include the cost of mounting, dismounting, and Hunter Road Force Balancing the rim after we straighten it.
Cost: $225 each (priced for rims up to 19″)
Cost: $255 each (priced for rims 20″ – 22″)