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?
We emailed just over 40 repair shops across the United States, asking for a time and cost estimate on this wheel:
Only five shops responded, but they all provided really close estimates:
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: