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The Average Cost of Alloy Wheel Repair

You may not think it, but it can be pretty easy to damage alloy wheels. Curbs are a pretty common culprit, but even routine cleaning (whether you do it yourself or go through a carwash) or road salt can eat away at them. Over time.

So, what can you do?

Your options:

  • Live with it. Wear and tear happens, right?
  • Try to fix it yourself. We'll touch on this in a bit.
  • Pay a body shop. You could run your car down to an auto body shop, and have them sand and repaint the wheel.

Before hiring a shop, let's see on average how much it will cost, and how long it will take.

We emailed just over 40 repair shops across the United States, asking for a time and cost estimate on this wheel:

scratched wheel

Only five shops responded, but they all provided really close estimates:

Average cost of wheel repair graph

The average cost was $116

Lowest quote: $99 Highest quote: $135

The average time varied by quite a bit: the repair could take anywhere from just 40 minutes to two days.

Thankfully there is an alternative that is both consistently cheaper faster:


Meet WheelWizard.

WheelWizard Alloy Wheel Repair Kit

Everything you need to fix scuffs and scratches in 30 minutes.

Availability: In stock

$39.95

Add value to your car and drive with pride!

Follow easy video directions.

We’ll guide you on your smartphone, as you work in your driveway.

Get a complete kit.

  • Sandpaper
  • Wheel primer
  • Silver wheel paint
  • Black wheel paint
  • High-temp clearcoat

Before

After

Match any shade of silver, from any car manufacturer.

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