Although many dealers would have you think otherwise, simply having an aftermarket part or modifying your vehicle cannot void your warranty. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act states that a dealer must prove that aftermarket equipment caused the need for repairs before it can deny warranty coverage.
Does changing alloy wheels void warranty?
If you plan to upgrade to alloys, there won’t be any void to the warranty either. Upgrading to performance filters may not necessarily void the warranty.
Are alloys covered under warranty?
A few years ago alloys would come under the body warranty and not the trim, giving you 3 -5 years warranty. More recently we have found that alloys are now coming under the trim warranty giving you 12 months warranty which is conveniently far less than the body warranty.
Does changing alloys affect car?
Even if you’re buying a new car and you choose alloy wheels as an optional extra then insurers will see that as a modification. Changes like that won’t affect your premium much as they’re made by the manufacturer, but you still need to declare them.
Can I change to alloy wheels?
It is easy for an alloy wheel to get crack as compared to steel wheels. … The wheel will be lighter when less amount of nickel is added to make the alloy but the wheel will bend more easily while if the amount of the is high than the weight of wheel will increase and also the wheel will be more brittle.
Will changing exhaust affect my warranty?
NO. It’s also illegal for a dealer to deny you the OE warranty because you have changed the exhaust system. … In order for a dealer/manufacturer to deny a warranty on a claimed part, they must PROVE that the part YOU installed/had installed DIRECTLY caused the failure of the part on which you’re claiming the warranty.
Can you powder coat diamond cut alloy wheels?
Can I get powder coated alloys diamond cut? Yes, all our Diamond Cut allows wheels have a powder coat base. This can be painted a colour to accentuate the effect of the cut.
What are diamond cut alloy wheels?
A diamond cut alloy wheel is one that has been put on a lathe and part of or the entire painted surface of the wheel is machined off to leave a shiny alloy finish. When the alloy wheel is manufactured, a small part of the alloy wheel is machined off to create a shiny alloy finish.
Can you powder coat alloy wheels?
Alloy wheel powder coating is a decorative finish for alloy wheels. It’s sprayed on like traditional paint. However, it settles on the surface dry rather than liquid. It’s not until the coating is heated treated that the paint “flows out” of the coating and forms a gel over the surface of the wheel.
Do you have to declare alloy wheels on insurance?
Therefore, if your car has been fitted with alloy wheels or wider wheels or tyres, you need to declare this to your insurance company. If your car has been fitted with uprated brakes, or the suspension has been modified, its behaviour on the road will be altered.
Can I replace 15 inch wheels with 17 inch?
15″ would usually be used on base models with 16″ or 17″ offered as options on the higher end models. If there is a 17″ option you can use that rim and tire size and be good to go.
Can I replace 16 inch wheels with 15 inch?
A vehicle equipped with a 16-inch rim and tire package can be changed to a 15-inch rim and tire. … The rolling distance changes if the total diameter of the tire and wheel combination is changed, and that causes the speedometer to be inaccurate.
How much would it cost to change to alloy wheels?
As a guide, standard alloy wheel refurbishment for a single wheel up to 20” costs around £74 per wheel. If your alloy wheel is 21” or bigger then the refurbishment cost will be nearer £90 per wheel. If you’re having all four alloy wheels repaired at the same time then you’ll often save some money.
Can I change my steel wheels to alloy wheels?
Some factory alloys have tapered steel inserts to allow them to be used with nuts designed for steel wheels. If there is an obvious tapered seat insert around each hole, then you are OK, but otherwise you will need to use special sleeve type nuts designed for alloy wheels.
Can I put normal Tyres on alloy wheels?
There is no requirement of special tires to install alloy wheels. Standard tires given by the car manufacturer are perfectly compatible with the wheels. Are tubeless tires required for alloy wheels? No, tubeless tires are not required for alloy wheels, however they are compatible with alloy wheels.