Why do I need wheel rim protectors for my car?

Wheel rims are probably one of the most important items on a vehicle as they have a significant impact on its look and style. They can be called “shoes” of the vehicle. They are expensive and can easily get damaged through the impact of dents, curbs and scratches. In Dubai, where people often valet their vehicles or are subjected to large side curbs, it would be highly advisable to protect your expensive set of wheels from damage by using wheel rim protectors against scratches and dents.

Using relatively inexpensive rim protectors will save you the bigger expense of buying a fresh set of wheels or getting the wheels repaired when they get damaged. Rim protectors like AlloyGator rim protectors which we stock at Orange Auto in Al Quoz are made from “Super Tough Nylon”. This material is highly flexible but strong enough to withstand damage and will provide your wheels with superior protection against any kerbside damage or scratches. As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and using rim protectors can help you save time, money and energy in the long run while offering added protection to your wheels.

Even when you choose to change your tires, you can refit them to the same wheels as they last for a long period of time. Rim protectors are available in a wide range of colors and the customer can opt for the color of his choice depending on his vehicle and his personality. When it comes to maintenance, rim protectors are easy to maintain. The wheels can be cleaned with conventional car shampoo or universal wheel cleaners which will not damage delicate finishes like chrome. It would be advisable to refrain using harsh shampoos and thick brush-on type tire shines that are used in some low-end garage.

At Orange Auto, our experienced tire technicians will ensure that your rim protectors are fitted appropriately and get that your wheels get the best possible maintenance. Provided the rim protectors are fitted properly, they will not have any impact on the inflation of the tires. We would recommend that you check the fit one hour after the fitting and take your vehicle in to a reputed garage at regular intervals for a tire and wheel check and maintenance of the rim protectors.

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