October 3rd, 2016
My saving has been AlloyGators. These simple devices fit between the rim and the tyre and take the brunt of the kerbing. Garages in the Alloygator fitter network can usually fit them while you wait. It takes less than an hour. You can do it yourself if you’re confident of and save about £40 but if you’re not I wouldn’t recommend it. There’s a knack to getting it right and when well fitted they stay in place and provide the protection you need. I prefer the black but they come in a wide range of colours so you don’t have to be understated if you don’t want to.
And let’s be honest, its not always your driving you have to worry about. In my case there are three other family members who might not fess up when they have whacked the wheels.
Since I have had them fitted to my vehicles they have defended against a few knocks I know about and I’m pretty sure many I don’t and the rims are still in good shape.
At less than £100 a set fitted that’s less than the cost of one- wheel repair and a whole lot less grief.