However, a bent or damaged wheel can be very dangerous, and expensive. Bent rims can pinch and pop your tires, leading to blowouts. They can also cause mechanical issues, and problems with the handling and control of your vehicle, which can lead to dangerous situations. via
Are damaged rims bad?
Here at RGX we never recommend driving on a bent rim as this can lead to further damage to the wheel, tire, & steering. In more extreme cases a bent rim can cause your car to wobble at high speeds and can even result in a tire blowout. via
What happens if you drive with a bent rim?
Driving on a bent rim can over time decrease the air pressure in your tires. This can lead to a flat tire or a blowout, which can cause a severe accident. Bent rims can be caused by a misalignment. This itself is a danger to you and your car because it can lead to steering issues, making it hard to drive safely. via
Can I drive with a scraped rim?
You are probably fine, it doesn't look very deep however that is a bad place to get a scratch since it can affect tire integrity. For nothing else but peace of mind on your road trip you should probably get it repaired or replaced. That can probably buff out. Many tire shops can have you in and out in 15 minutes. via
How much does a new rim cost?
If rims need to be replaced, the price tag can run anywhere from $200 to $500 for each new wheel, depending on your car. If you're looking to save a few dollars on replacement rims, search through craigslist or eBay for some take-off rims. via
How does a rim get damaged?
The most common cause of car rim damage is driving on tires that are too low for the road's bumpiness. Every time you cross a bump, a well-inflated tire should absorb the impact and keep the rim safe. via
How do you repair damaged rims? (video)
Can bent rim be fixed?
Upon the discovery that your rim is bent, you might first wonder, “Can a bent rim be fixed?” Almost always, a professional tire expert will be able to restore the shape of your rim. However, most rim bends are minor issues and can be repaired in no time. via
What does driving on a bent rim feel like?
Symptoms of a bent rim or wheel are often very similar to an unbalanced tire. They can vary in intensity depending on the damage. They include: Vibration in the steering wheel or seats, depending on which wheel is affected. via
Will a bent rim balance?
You can balance a bent wheel but the fact that it is bent will result in a harmonic vibration you will feel going down the road. via
Can I replace just one rim?
You should be able to replace the one rim on its own, however depending on the wear of the tyres on the same "axle" i.e. the one opposite it, you should maybe consider replacing both tyres to maintain even grip characteristics. via
What happens if you take a chunk out of your tire?
Sidewall tire damage is very serious. You can count on it leading to complete tire failure. So, this means, that replacement tires are in your immediate future. Any missing chunk of tire that is bigger than a dime, or an abrasion on your tire that has exposed the long textile cords is a problem. via
What happens if you hit a curb hard?
A major problem resulting from hitting the curb is throwing your car's suspension out of alignment. This will lead to uneven tire wear in as little as 200 miles. Your tire may also have suffered damage to the sidewall that could lead to a possibly dangerous blowout. via
Is curb rash worth fixing?
The main reason we think you should fix curb rash before selling a car, however, is that it's surprisingly cheap to do. While many drivers get upset at the idea of damaging a wheel on a curb, the simple truth is that fixing curbed wheels can be done without great expense at prices that can go as low as $50 per wheel. via