Posted on 1/31/2022

While drivers might often use tires and wheels interchangeably, they are not the same. This differentiation is especially true when you ask for tire repair vs. wheel or rim repair. Here is what differentiates the two:

  • Rim (or wheel) – The rim is the metal portion of the entire assembly. The rim (or wheel) is what holds the tire, and they are usually made out of aluminum, steel, composites, and/or carbon fiber.
  • Tire – The tire is the rubber part of the entire assembly, and it is the part that comes in direct contact with the road. Tires come in different shapes, sizes, and treads.

Both work in tandem to carry out the same function: to move your car. However, they are separate parts.

What Kind of Rim Damage Can Be Repaired?

In most cases, the experts at BumperDoc can repair most, if not all, rim-related damages. We’ve retired wheels that have suffered from curb scrapes, chips, scratches, and other injuries from potholes. However, wheels that have suffered from significant accidents or off-road collisions may need to be replaced altogether.

What Is Wheel Repair?

Rim and wheel repair is the complex method of inspecting, resurfacing, bending, mending, and polishing damage to a vehicle’s wheels to restore it to its natural state. At BumperDoc San Diego, we use a high-end technology that luxury car manufacturers often use to achieve the best results.

How Long Can It Take?

In some cases, wheel repair can take as little as an hour, up to several hours, depending on the severity of the damage.

Wheel Repair in San Diego, CA

We proudly service both aluminum and alloy wheels on all makes and models of vehicles. If your wheels recently suffered minor to moderate damages, we welcome you to bring your car into BumperDoc San Diego for a breath-taking wheel restoration.