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  1. Aimee Niamh

    Aimee Niamh New Member

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    Hello all

    So I own a Vauxhall Viva and I turned left and it was a very sharp corner, so sharp in fact I managed to get my front left wheel up on the kerb!

    Due to this happening there is visible damage to my front left alloy. I'm not sure the extent of the damage so I would really appreciate some help and advice if possible!

    http://imgur.com/a/TOYjE
     
  2. Alan G H

    Alan G H Well-Known Member

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    That looks relatively minor, but if you are worried take it to a tyre company to get it looked at.
     
  3. davehornby1

    davehornby1 Active Member

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    I'd check that it's not a steel wheel and wheel trim, look at the valve fitting...

    Could just have scuffed and rotated the wheel trim if I'm correct.

    Dave
     
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  4. Alan G H

    Alan G H Well-Known Member

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    The OP said it was an alloy, but, having looked at the photos again, I think you are correct.
     
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  5. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Super Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    Agreed , it's a steel wheel with a plastic wheel trim fitted .
     
  6. Aimee Niamh

    Aimee Niamh New Member

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    Thank you everyone for getting back to me. I checked today too and it is a steel trim, will this be okay?
     
  7. vexorg

    vexorg Well-Known Member

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    Take the wheel trim off and check the rim.

    Might need rebalanced, worst case about £10 for a new steel wheel from ebay or breakers.
     
  8. Fred Bassett

    Fred Bassett Super Moderator Staff / Moderator VxON Club Member VxON Approved Trader

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    It'll be fine , however you may wish to replace the damaged plastic wheel trim cover.
     

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