Do you lease a car? Or are you selling, or trading your car in?
The biggest expense in returning your lease car, or trading in your car, is bodywork and wheel repairs. Small stone chips and minor scratches are usually excepted, but scratches, dents and alloys wheels are not. Why pay inflated prices to the main dealer/lease company’s when you can come to AVS and have your car put right at a reasonable price.
When buying or selling a car the most important first time impressions are important, WHEELS AND WINDOWS, they stand out!
Many cars are now fitted with diamond cut finished wheels. However, kerb damage, and corrosion in diamond cut wheels is common place as stone chips and kerb damage can compromise the lacquer allowing water to penetrate and deteriorate the lacquer further.
Diamond cutting is a precise process that requires the use of specialist machinery. At the AVS workshop in Harrow our lathe can restore diamond cut wheels to their former glory by removing a thin layer of alloy from the wheel. The wheels if required are striped, repaired and repainted, it’s then machined and lacquered over to prevent corrosion. The vast majority of wheels can be diamond cut, although in some circumstance it is not possible due to the profile of the face or if the wheel has been diamond cut previously where secondary treatments could compromise the integrity.
Diamond cut alloys have a high shine and base coat paints can be used to create stunning finishes. For expert advice, call into AVS Garage in Harrow where our wheel specialist will be happy to assist.
Per wheel repair using original colours - Colour changes charged an extra £10.00 per wheel
Trade accounts welcome P.O.A
We are now able to fill your tyres with nitrogen.
First is that nitrogen is less likely to migrate through tire rubber than is oxygen, which means that your tyre pressures will remain more stable over the long term. Racers figured out pretty quickly that tires filled with nitrogen rather than air also exhibit less pressure change with temperature swings. So if you are into Motorsports, it will make quite some difference as the tyres heat up during race. However passenger cars can also benefit from a more stable pressure.
Humidity (water) is a bad thing to have inside a tyre. Water, present as a vapor or even as a liquid in a tyre, causes more of a pressure change with temperature swings than dry air does. It also promotes corrosion of the steel or aluminum rim.
Briefly depress the tyre chuck's valve and vent some air. If your thumb gets wet, there's water in the line. This might be because the pump station from where you top up your tyre, has some moisture in their system.
Filling tyres with nitrogen involves filling and purging several times in succession, which dilutes the oxygen and removes any water inside the tyre.
People say they are charged excessively for that. The nitrogen generator, filling system and technician's time aren't free—the dealer is entitled to some return for that. So the charge is justified. But we won’t charge you!!! It’s free!!!
TL;DR: With nitrogen, your tyre pressures will remain more constant, saving you a small amount in fuel and tyre-maintenance costs. There will be less moisture inside your tyres, meaning less corrosion on your wheels. You will not be able to feel any difference in the ride or handling or braking, unless your tyre pressures were seriously out of spec and changing to nitrogen brought them back to the proper numbers.