In my effort to keep my new car looking new forever, I almost always park far away from the building, and often in the furthest spot, which is generally next to a curb. Last night, when pulling out from a spot next to a curb, I turned too soon, and my wheel rubbed against the curb. I didn't hear any metal rubbing sounds, so I thought/hoped it was just the tire that rubbed. No such luck. My husband checked it out when we got home, and sure enough, there's about one square inch of "curb rash" on the wheel.
Not having dealt with anything like this before, I assumed that if I wanted this problem to go away, I'd have to buy a new wheel...which would be silly. But after doing some research, I see that I can get it repaired for a reasonable price locally, and I'd like to do that. A few questions for you guys/gals:
- Do you know if this is something a dealer would do? Or do I have to go to shop that "specializes" in this type of thing?
- Are there any issues/concerns I should be aware of? For example, paint color matching (on the wheel)? Anything related to removal of the wheel and putting it back on?
- What am I not thinking of?