Alloygator Wheel and Rim Protectors

The one downside about modern alloy wheels is the fact that they can become easily damaged. One of the reasons for this is that the newest alloy wheels have a larger diameter than their less modern counterparts. Naturally, this means that they have more surface area that can potentially be damaged, most commonly by rubbing and grazing against the side of kerbs. Many people believe that alloy wheels are always going to sustain some damage at some point and that there's nothing that can be done about it.

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We disagree.

The fact is, effective alloy wheel and rim protectors are available and as well as being very easy to fit, are also a great way of guarding against your alloy wheels becoming unsightly because of damage or scraping from kerb contact. If you don't think you're able to do it yourself, however, you can get your local mechanic to do it for you. It's a simple job that won't take long and won't cost much at all. In fact, it will probably save you money if you ever decide to sell your car, as it will protect your wheels in the long run, maintaining the value of your car.

How do they work?

Alloygator wheel and rim protectors are made from a hard-wearing, tough nylon and they slot in between the wheel rim and the tyre, protecting your alloy wheel from damage and simultaneously making them look even better than they did before.

The Alloygator range of wheel and rim protectors are easy to fit. First, you need to clean the wheel - especially around the rim. After that, you need to lift the car up on a jack and deflate the tyre till the pressure is at zero. When they tyre pressure is fully released, it is easy to slip the protector in behind the wheel rim. The kit is supplied with metal guards that must be fitted and held in place with glue at the appropriate spots right along the length of the wheel protector. Finally, using a rubber mallet or hammer, gently knock the protector firmly into place.

Wheel balance should not be affected by fitting your car with Alloygator wheel and rim protectors. If you are concerned that there has been an effect, however, you need to go to your local garage and have your wheels balanced. This is another reason to have your protectors fitted by a professional, who should guarantee that wheel balance will not be affected.

Neither should your car insurance be effected, although it is always recommended that you write to your insurance company and let them know that you've had wheel and rim protectors fitted. This should guard against any future dispute.

Wheel and rim protectors also look great. They come in a variety of colours and can either be used to complement or contrast your car's existing colour scheme. The available colours range from subtle silver and black (which is hardly noticeable), to the more ostentatious red, orange, pink, green, yellow, white and titanium, bringing not just protection to your alloy wheels, but also style and individuality.

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