01-02-2011, 09:42 AM
I got a tyre fitted to a loose wheel on new years eve (unplanned!) However it was only later that I noticed the mess that the tyre monkey had made of the wheel - each spoke is scratched quite deeply as below:
Before I confront the feckless <expletives deleted> - anyone got any idea how much it would cost to repair this? I will try to find some local places next week for quotes but just figured some here might be in the trade!
01-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Local to me in N London
01-02-2011, 05:16 PM
Try Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists on www.reinventingthewheel.co.uk
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire J9 M5
Tel 01684 291900
01-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Ta for the replies. The knuckle-dragger claimed that he'd told his boss on the day that the wheel was scratched before he changed the tyre.
Luckily the boss from the day said he didn't remember this at all, and both he and the guy that was in charge today admitted that it must have been their machine that did the damage. (it clearly wasn't from a 'kerbing').
The upshot is that there's a local place to me which can repair it, and will just charge the tyre fitters direcly, so that's a :thumbsup: at least.
Of course, I'd have rather they'd just taken care in the first place but there you go. Being calm and collected in this instance paid off (the other option was to rant til I was purple in the face of course :crazy:
01-04-2011, 09:21 AM
Glad you got it sorted Mintsauce,
That is what I am worried about with mine as they are now gloss black and those tyre fitters really do not care as proved in your experience.
01-04-2011, 09:58 AM
That is what I am worried about with mine as they are now gloss black and those tyre fitters really do not care as proved in your experience.[/b]
Yes, this is the first time that I've actually had a wheel damaged by a fitter, usually they just can't balance them properly :rolleyes:
By preference I normally use ProTyre in Bristol who have been really good, but on this occasion they couldn't get hold of what I needed in time (plus I wasn't in Bristol).
01-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Woah mintsauce now I want some rack of lamb :) anyway thanks for sharing your story and photo. I'm glad that you muscled a solution to that problem good job. I'm glad you didn't get totally screwed, I'm trying to buy new wheels for my saab 9000 wish me luck. Back to your thread I just wanted to send a reply since I'm a newbie and want to get involved. :thumbsup: