At Wheel Clinic we are passionate about wheels and as such have a long-term objective to invest in research, technology, product innovation, and develop new processes which offer optimum performance, quality and excellence at affordable prices.
All our work is carried out by highly skilled technicians working with specialist equipment much of which has been purposely designed and manufactured for our company.
June 1995 - Wheel Clinic began Undertaking alloy wheel refurbishment and repairs for Northampton's Porsche and Mercedes Prestige Marques.
1998 - Wheel Clinic introduced a polishing and renovation system that restored dull & tired wheels to a virtually new condition through a process that involved the stripping, cleansing and repair of the surface and damage.
2000 - The beginning of the millennium saw the introduction of www.wheelclinic.co.uk website.
2003 - With the introduction of the Gold Plus Standard powder coating application saw Wheel Clinic set new standards within the industry, which saw a powder coated finish setting the standard for the refurbishing market.
2004 - Wheel Clinic obtains the trademark.
2005 - Introduction of Diamond Standard was added to our services. This is the cutting or machining to face to the wheel by a lathe using a diamond tip tool.
2006 - Relocation to St Jamesmill business park premises.
2008 - Wheel straightening introduced, after many years of research and development Wheel Clinic added a safe repair process to the repair of alloy wheels by means of a purpose designed alloy wheel straightener.
2009 - Wheel Clinic Northampton introduces a purpose designed oven for wheel refurbishment obtaining a 60% saving on carbon emissions.
2011- Wheelclinic expand premises and move to unit 1 Millbrook close St Jamesmill Business Park undertaking a total new refit to include a hot wash and rinsing system.
2012 - Wheelclinic purchase a Lenco M210 Bespoke Diamond cutting CNC Lathe
2013 - Wheelclinic introduce the latest fine film powder coating application guns to the process reducing our powder waste by almost 50%
2014 - Due to popular demand for our Diamond cutting service from both Main dealer and concerning owners Wheelclinic upgrade to the Lenco M215 Diamond cutting CNC lathe.
2015 - Sees the introduction of a water wash blasting Cabinet for the preparation and cleaning of wheels.
2016 –Further demand for our Diamond cutting Service saw addition staff join our team in July and the Purchase of New diamond cutting Machine in the form of a Lenco M220.
"Only by continuing reinvesting in our equipment, employee’s and processes are we able to deliver cost savings in line with exacting Quality our customers have come to expect."
When modern alloy wheels are manufactured they are powder coat primed, coloured and clear coated to protect the finish from UV and washing detergents. Wheel Clinic replaces the coating inside and out using the same type powder coating process and products as an alloy wheel manufacturer on a smaller scale.
Our experience has shown that flaking & dull paint appearance is often a good indication that it has had a cosmetic touch up at some point, or that the surface has been broken down with acid used to clean the wheels. When the old paint is sanded down to accept the new paint your new finish will only be as strong as the paint underneath that is why we completely strip and refurbish the whole wheel, starting with a secure foundation.
We carry a limited set of the most popular manufacturer’s wheels for you to loan at a small price whilst your rims are repaired and refinished, for our customers who cannot afford to be without their vehicle. Further to this can offer axle stands and jacks should you require. Alternatively we can store your vehicle for the refurbishment period.
We undertake rim edge damage, dents to the front and rear of the wheel using a specialist wheel straightening Machine, we do not weld cracks, splits or missing pieces which affect the integrity of the rim, if you are not sure send us a picture.
We have a full range of motor manufacturer’s colours, chromes and specialist finishes so many that we cannot list them all, so if you are looking for something really special or just a top quality reinstatement to the original colour we will be pleased to discuss your requirement.
Not all alloy rim repairs require a full refurbishment and we can normally refurbish this type of repair on the same day, we will however need to see the wheel first and book an appropriate time slot in our workshop schedule.
Wheel Clinic do not offer mobile repairs only a total wheel refurbishment service, that mobile alloy wheel repair services cannot offer, for a similar price or in some cases less to what they will charge for a temporary, cosmetic, touch up job only on the face of the wheel. Our wheel refurbishment finishes are an all over coating which is tougher and longer lasting and will last you for years to come. Mobile services cannot prepare the wheel as thoroughly or strip off old coatings prior to refurbishment so it is impossible for a mobile service to achieve the same finish as a Wheel Clinic Refurbishment Center.