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Old 11-16-2006, 09:40 AM   #1
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Damaged BBS RS-GT wheels

Last week I had a flat tire and to make an extremely long story short, went to Pep-Boys to have them mount new tires on the car.

The wound up damaging both of the rear rims, one of them has 4 decently deep gouges in the middle of the lip itself, and the other has cosmetic damage around the lip.

I spoke with the service manager and after a few days he got back to me. He offered to have the wheels repaired, and also said they would pay for a rental car while mine is in the shop.

Question is, can these wheels be repaired properly? I understand they have a machined lip and don't really know much about wheel refinishing. I hear it's not possible to just order the lip, that you must buy a new wheel.

The next question is whether legally they are obligated to buy me new wheels. I have a document from them with the tech's handwriting that says "both rear wheels damaged by us". Should I accept repair over replacement as a plausable solution?

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Old 11-16-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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they won't match the color correctly.... i'd say go for the full replacement, otherwise you will probably not be pleased by the refinish.
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:59 AM   #3
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What you should do is call BBS-USA and ask them who is there authorized BBS repair center and send the wheels out to them. With that said, you then can get re-imbursed for the damages that occured.
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Aren't RS-GTs two-piece rims?
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Aren't RS-GTs two-piece rims?
Yep, but you can only buy them by rim, not seperate pieces.
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What you should do is call BBS-USA and ask them who is there authorized BBS repair center and send the wheels out to them. With that said, you then can get re-imbursed for the damages that occured.

I called them - there are no authorized repair centers.

My question is on the legality of the issue... Is pepboys required to purchase me new wheels since they damaged these?
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They don't have to buy you new rims if it doesn't damage the rigidity of the rim itself. Since it is only scratches, they should be able to just do repairs to it. What I would do it find a reputable shop in your area and let them repair the rim for you. Since it is scratches I am sure a reputable shop can make it look like new again.
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