One of the most common repair needs on a Tesla is curbed wheels. If you have black of gray wheels, when they are scratched they can really stand out. Don’t sweat it too much, you have a few options when repairing a Tesla wheel.
Is it worth repairing or should you replace?
This is a question only you can answer, depending on your tolerance for blemishes and the extent of the damage. If the damage is light and you don’t have to have perfect , it may be wise to at least try to repair first. The cost is low and you can always change your mind.
If the damage is extensive, you may want to make sure you don’t have a cracked wheel. A cracked wheel can be dangerous. Your local tire shop should be able to tell you.
Repairing the wheel yourself
There are many do-it-yourself Tesla repair kits out there. They can be as simple as just Tesla wheel touch up paint or you can repair more extensive damage with sandpaper before using the touch up paint. Often one of these methods will be good enough to make the damage not so obvious.
Mobile Wheel Repair Service
If the simpler repair methods don’t work you may still be able to get he wheel repaired. There are mobile wheel repair companies that will come out and repair it at your home or place of business. Often when these are done, you won’t even be able to detect there was damage. You can expect to pay $75-$100 per wheel.
Replacing the Wheel
If you just are not satisfied, the best bet might be a new wheel. A new wheel from Tesla is not cheap, but there are other options. Look online for options of Tesla factory take off wheels. Many people put upgraded wheels on their car and the sell take off’s for as little as $200-$300.
Once you have repaired you wheel there is one option to protect the wheel that I have seen. I have not personally used it but it makes sense to add a protective buffer between the wheel and the curb. These rim savers seem like a good solution.
If you are worried that the damage to your wheel might be enough that it has caused more serious damage, stop by at the nearest Collision Pros Tesla Certified repair facility. We will be happy to look at it and make sure you are safe when repairing a Tesla wheel.