Tyre bulgesTyre bulges

Bulges in tyres can occur when the sidewall becomes damaged – which is often caused by impact from ‘kerbing’ or from pot holes in the road. The structrual integrity of the tyre sidewall is weakened and the internal air pressure creates a visible bulge.  A lump or bulge usually indicates ...

What are winter tyres?What are winter tyres?

Winter tyres or snow tyres are specifically designed to deal with the challenges of icy winter roads. They usually feature a tread design with larger gaps with deeper grooves than those on conventional tyres, increasing traction on snow and ice. They are made from a softer compound for added grip ...

The importance of wheel balancingThe importance of wheel balancing

Wheel balancing is integral to smooth driving, safety, tyre wear, and stability, and allows the tyres to rotate without causing vibrations.  Wheel balancing refers to compensation for any weight imbalances in the tyre/wheel combination. It is often performed in conjunction with wheel alignment. When balancing your wheels, wheels should always ...

Mag wheel cleaning tipsMag wheel cleaning tips

The dirt that settles on your wheels from brake dust, tar and other elements can scratch and even pit the wheel surface permanently. Here are some tips on keeping your wheels clean: Cleaning tip #1: Never use abrasive cleaners, polishing compounds, or steel wool to clean alloy wheels. Use a specially ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF WHEEL ALIGNMENTTHE IMPORTANCE OF WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Ensuring your wheels are accurately aligned improves both the performance and longevity of your tyres. Wheels often become misaligned by hitting potholes, bumps, kerbs, driving on uneven surfaces and through general wear and tear. It is therefore essential to maintain accurate alignment of your wheels, to ensure their quality and ...

Customising:Customising:

Chrome finishes, custom paint and diamond facing are available. The lip of the wheel can be polished to a high sheen or satin finish. MagWheel Surgeon staff relish the challenge of customising wheels, but safety is paramount and no jobs that effect the integrity of the wheel will be undertaken. ...

Refurbishing:Refurbishing:

When the face of the wheel has been damaged, the wheel needs to undergo refurbishing. The wheel will first be repaired and then acid dipped and cleaned under a high pressure. Once all paint and debris is removed, the wheel is sanded, primed and quick baked before being painted. Paint ...