Yesterday's Fish wrote:
I nailed a pothole and bent the rim of one wheel. A Google search found for me Mr Wheels of Indy, but the combination of their Fortville location and 9-5 hours means taking time off of work to both drop off and pickup my wheel. Does anyone have a recommendation on another reputable shop closer to Indianapolis or perhaps even the south side? Thanks in advance for the help.
Red VW GTI / 47GS
Mr Wheels is the place to go. Many dealers use him and tack on extra charges. He invented a system to straighten wheels that as I understand is the standard method now. Good prices too. I have a wheel or two I will be taking there soon. (My 18x10 D-force wheels got some damage in shipment :( )
If the location and time are an issue you could just pay the extra fees a dealer will charge for the convenience. Dreyer & Reinbold north use Mr Wheels and I'll bet south does too. Expect to pay nearly double though.
I got the following quotes:
Mr Wheels: Straighten = $95, Curbage Paint = $125, Straighten and Paint = $145.
D&R: Straighten = $190, Curbage Paint = $150, Straighten and Paint = $340.
Straightening was for backside (I think front side is more involved and pricier).
Also, file a Tort claim and you might get the state to pay for it (they need to have had a report of the pothole on record already to show their negligence in repairing it - worth a shot though).