How to Fix a Bent Rim


Learn How To Fix A Bent Rim

Learning how to fix a bent rim has never been so easy. Fixing your bent rim will not make your wheel perfect, but it may improve your driving comfort.

However, fixing your bent wheel can make your wheel more fragile from the repair. In addition, you can even crack your rim trying to repair it yourself.

So, when in doubt it’s best practice to just bite the bullet and buy a new rim. However, understandably, rims can be costly so trying to repair it may be your only option.

how to fix a bent rim

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How to Fix a Bent Rim Step by Step

If you are trying to learn how to fix a bent rim step by step, then look no further. Here at God’s Wrench, we provide you with the knowledge you need for the job.

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to fix a bent rim step by step.

  1. Steel or Alloy?

    Steel = Can be fixed easily but still will never be good as new,
    Alloy = Can be fixed easily but you can risk damaging the wheel more.

  2. Find the Bent Rim

    Look at the inside of your rim for any bends or dents. Taking your wheels off might help you to find the bent wheel. In addition, rolling your wheel could even show the bend in your rim. For instance, your wheel may not roll strait, can dramatically change direction, or hop.

  3. Get the Right Tools for the Job

    In order to fix your bent rim you will need a dead blow hammer, blow torch and a block of wood.

  4. Get the Bend on Your Wheel Hot

    Heat up the bend on your wheel with a blow torch. However, be careful not to over heat and get your tire hot.

  5. Place Your Piece of Wood Over the Bend

    Hold the piece of wood over the bend. To clarify, a piece of wood curved like your wheel will be more sufficient.

  6. Hammer the Bend on Your Wheel

    Hammer on top of the piece of wood on your wheel to try to bend it back. If it’s not bending remove the wood and try hammering the wheel. Be care full not to hammer to hard and crack your rim.

Common Question(s) About Bent Rims

Can I drive with a bent rim?

It is not recommended that you drive with a bent rim or a flat tire. This can cause further damage and increase repair cost.

Can you fix steel and alloy wheels?

If you have steel wheels you can usually fix it. However, if you have alloy wheels, there is typically no way to repair it. 

2 thoughts on “How to Fix a Bent Rim

  1. Adrian says:

    Great information! This saved me a ton.

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