Better place than the dealer for a new wheel/hubcap?
Hit a chunk of ice off a semi truck this morning on my way into the office. bent wheel, hubcap is lost, had to change a flat in the snow/ice/slush mix (what fun that was in dress pants, in the dark, in the wet)...
Hopefully the tire is OK, but I can see a visible bend in the wheel lip. I'm almost certain that will need replaced. Is there a better place than the local ford dealership to get me a new wheel/hubcap. Not real interested in upgrades, just want the car back to normal.
Dropped it off at the local tire shop. They are ordering a new tire in for me, should be here today. Sidewall had a hole about the size of my thumb. Only 8,200 miles on the car too :( ...Oh well....They are going to try and "beat" the wheel back into shape for me to get me home (one way commute is ~35mi, that I would rather not make on a donut spare). I'll probably still replace the wheel when I order the hubcap/wheel cover.
I have been seeing lots of 5-bolt Focus wheels coming up for sale on craigslist lately.
Brand new alloys with tpms sensors for cheap.
Several sets of steelies and caps.
Check the regular classifieds for your area, you might be surprised.
Wheel repair is easier on steel wheels than alloy, but the lower value of steel wheels makes them often just get junked rather than fixed. I have had tire shops fix bent lips on steelies for free several times when getting a new tire.