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Wheel Refurb Solutions

alloy wheels being repaired with one ready to go
shiny alloy wheel

Potholes and Pothole Damage

Nationally potholes are an all too common a problem. In the Midlands the local authorities repair in excess of 10,000 potholes per annum and pay out in compensation in excess of £20 million pounds.

At AWR we specialise in the repair and straightening of all types of alloy wheels. Typically the repair takes a minimum of one day subject to inspection of your wheel/wheels. We would hope to keep you mobile during the process by loaning you one of our loan wheels and tyres.

Typically in the UK over 40% of wheels are suffering from pothole damage caused by being on the road. The incidence of damage is on the increase, but not to worry in the majority of cases we can help and fix the problem.

A pothole damaged wheel is symptomatic of :

  • The tyre not staying inflated
  • Untoward vibration through the steering or just doesn't feel right
  • You can see visible damage to the tyre and/or the wheel rim
  • Fluid can be see leaking from under the car
  • The exhaust system has some unusual noises emanating from that area

A pothole damaged wheel can have deformation to the inner lip of the wheel and this is something we fix everyday.

car wheel near some potholes on a country road


A buckled wheel is now a major fail on an MOT.

It is possible to claim against your local authority for compensation in relation to pothole damage.

Below is a list of links to local councils and independent bodies which should enable you to successfully recover your investment in rectifying pothole damage.

  • www.theaa.com

    What to do if you hit a pothole. Check for damage to the wheel - take some notes - take it to a company like us for repair - make your claim with your insurance company - write to the council responsible for the road with all the potholes.

    mechanics carry out a MOT underneath a car

    A Buckled Wheel

    What is a buckled wheel?

    A buckled wheel is more often than not caused in an accident. A buckled wheel is where the front face of the wheel has been distorted by an impact.

    More often than not a buckled wheel will be structurally compromised. AWR Ltd can assess this damage in conjunction with a specialist wheel repair company who assess each wheel and report accordingly. A buckled wheel will only be repaired if we are confident that the structural integrity of the wheel will not be compromised.

    Why straighten a pothole damaged wheel

    • 1/ It is an MOT failure

    • 2/ It can cause vibration through the steering column

    • 3/ It cannot be diamond turned without adversely affecting the integrity of the wheel and substantially reducing the life of the wheel. A poorly cut wheel is unlikely to be able to be cut again.

    a pothole with 2 cones and hazard tape

    Something Useful Links

    To find out which council is responsible for the road in question. Whether you've hit a pothole and want to make a claim or have just spotted one that you want to report, this is where to find the council you need to contact ...

    Apply for compensation for damage to your vehicle ... Claim for damage to your vehicle ... Report the problem to the council that manages the road then contact them ...

    Who's really responsible for pothole damage. ... you may be able to claim ... Leicester City Council'The roof fell in on my flat 5 weeks ago and Leicester council ...

    You can report most types of problem with roads or pavements online, this includes:

    How to claim for pothole damage to ... regardless of whether you’ll end up claiming for the damage. ... The council accepts your claim and covers all of your ...

    Road maintenance and potholes in Coventry. Road maintenance and potholes in Coventry. Get the ... Coventry City Council. Top Tasks & Services by A-Z. Top Tasks ...

    Coventry City Council forked out more than £9,300 on pothole compensation last year. Motorists made 108 claims for damage caused to their vehicles by rutted roads ...