Buyers of second-hand cars should not neglect their alloy wheels, especially as the average cost of a one-year old used car is more than £20,000, advises AlloyGator.
And figures show that the used-car market in the UK is proving more resilient than new car sales being slightly up year-to-date.
The advice from alloy wheel protection specialists AlloyGator is to guard against expensive refurbishment or replacements by fitting their patented technology, whether it is a second-hand car or brand-new model.
Curt Rathbone, managing director at AlloyGator, said: “Buying a used-car doesn’t necessarily mean buying a bargain run around as a second-hand car just twelve months old can easily cost more than £20,000.
“A sizeable investment like this means that alloy wheel protection is still paramount. With it costing on average between £60 and £90 to get alloy wheels repaired, it still pays dividends to fit AlloyGators to avoid these expensive scuffs, scrapes and dents.”
AlloyGators are available in 15 colours and suit 98 per cent of wheel and tyre combinations. They fit wheel sizes from 12 to 24 inches.
Curt added: “A steady used-car market does not mean a downgrading in the appearance and class of cars on the UK’s roads. Indeed, such is the quality of many used-cars that it is hard to tell the difference with that of a brand-new model.
“And with any car, the chance of striking a kerb or hitting a pothole is just the same. For those with alloy wheels this can mean expensive damage that can be easily avoided by fitting AlloyGators.”
Made from super-tough nylon, the AlloyGator wheel protectors are designed to fit between the wheel rim and the tyre, protecting the wheel and reducing the risk of damaged caused by scuffs from kerbs and potholes.
Drivers looking to find out more about protecting their wheels with AlloyGators should visit www.alloygator.com to find their nearest approved fitter.