Have a question about the services we provide or about your vehicle? We've assembled a list of the most frequently asked queries about car maintenance that we receive from our customers.
An alloy wheel is a wheel compiled of multiple metals usually, magnesium or aluminium. Although steel is an ‘alloy’ ( as it's a compound of carbon and iron), ‘alloy wheels’ generally comprises of non-ferrous metals.
Alloy wheels are a favourable choice for their pleasing aesthetics. The manufacturing process of an alloy wheel allows for custom and creative designs during the painting and powder coating stages, so this grants you the freedom to select a style that best complements your vehicle.
Alloy wheels are quite light, which reduces your fuel consumption and enhances the vehicle’s performance through improved braking, handling, accelerating and steering. Alloy wheels are also resistant to corrosion and dust: which in turn reduces the chance of needing to repair them.
You may be looking to change the wheel size of your car most people generally want to increase the wheel size of their car. However, this isn’t as simple as you think.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons for increasing the wheel size of your vehicle and things you’ll need to take into account for if you decided to change them, below:
PROS OF A LARGER WHEEL SIZE
CONS OF A LARGER WHEEL SIZE
Your alloy wheel will be damaged if your wheels have any of the following:-
If you are experiencing any of these factors you should ask our alloy wheel experts to rule what issues your car has.
SMART stands for ‘Small to Medium Area Repair Technology’ and it’s for when specialist equipment, materials and paint are used to repair the damage of a specific area of your car, without having to repaint the whole panel.
SMART repairs involve all:
Contemporary manufacturing finishes incorporate many layers of highly specialised paints which we match using our finest paint instruments that allow us to ensure that your vehicle's paint matches the desired colour your looking for.
If you've been in an accident it can be tempting to just carry on as though there isn't any damage, but it could end up leading you into some trouble.
That's why it's essential to repair the following damages:
We recommend that your tread depth would be a minimum of 3mm, as they will manage better in wet conditions.
The UK road legal tyre depth is a minimum of 1.6mm, but anything under 3mm will put you at a higher chance of having an accident when driving in wet conditions. This is because your tyres are not able to clear water as quickly, and your stopping distances will be further which results in not being able to stop as quickly. Also, if your tyres have less than 1.6mm tread depth you not only are risking your safety but also you run the risk of receiving a fine and points on your licence.
There are numerous factors that will determine how often your car or van needs changing.
The two main factors that affect this are:
We recommend that the safest approach would be to inspect your tyres at least every month and to took lookout for any wear and tear, and replace them before they become hazardous.
Yes, correctly aligning your wheels will improve your cars handling and stability which is vital when needing to take emergency action when driving. Also, uneven tyre wear that is misaligned can worsen your braking distance considerably.
When aligning your vehicle’s wheels we will reset your wheel to the angle set by the relevant manufacturer. Also, an incorrectly aligned wheel can cause your vehicle to pull to one side whilst driving.
DA Techs use the latest wheel alignment machinery and fully trained alloy wheel and tyre technicians to assure you that your vehicle will run safely and efficiently to provide the best driving quality and tyre wear longevity possible.