It is not uncommon for a pothole or curb to cause a small crack in a wheel. Using a top quality TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welder allows us to repair these small cracks safely.
Here in Central Oregon ODOT fights icy roads with a chemical called Magnesium Chloride, which is made from salt. Salt loves to corrode Aluminum and, given a little time over the winter without a good wash, can ruin a wheel's finish
Alloy wheels and low profile tires meet pot hole. This encounter typically results in a bent wheel. These days driving on certain roads you are constantly forced to dodge one pothole after another.
While parking or at the drive-up if you bump into a curb these days most likely you will come away with a scrape on your wheel. With wheels getting larger and tires getting smaller there is very little protection.