Slight buckle on wheel

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Hi,

My C3 failed it's MOT today with a "dangerously distorted wheel" I've inspected it and it's hardly noticeable, no air coming out, just wondering if anyone know if it's possible to get it repaired, if it was a big buckle I wouldn't bother but this seems very small, I've attached a couple of pics

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MOT failure - buckled wheel
MOT failure - buckled wheel
Slight buckle on wheel - MOT fail on a C3
Slight buckle on wheel - MOT fail on a C3
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Hello LordHemsee

It's quite a common issue with the state of the roads today. More and more tyre fitting centres are offering rim straightening. Cost usually varies according to the time it takes but I would suggest getting an idea of cost before starting as it can sometimes be cheaper to get a replacement, second hand wheel.

Repairs are more difficult if the rim is destorted at the point where the very edge of the tyre sits, I had to replace a wheel that was like this, I've had a couple of repairs done where its only the outside of the rim that's a 'bit bent' :)
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My Name: LordHemsee

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:11 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2013 (13)
Engine Size: 1.2
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 38000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: EB0 PureTech 3-Cylinder (68 PS)

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Hi,

Just thought I'd put an update on here

Got a second hand DS3 wheel and fitted it but as I took the dangerously distorted wheel off and inspected it I couldn't see anything on it at all, it might be very minor that without spinning it would be hard to spot, very annoyed if I've bought a new wheel for no reason

Cheers
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