Address

Unit 3
Beech Industrial Centre
Porters Wood
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 6PQ

Phone

01727 220023
07552 278146

E-Mail

stalbans@thewheelspecialist.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

About Us

Are you looking for alloy wheel refurbishment in Hertfordshire? The Wheel Specialist in St Albans (Near Watford) are very pleased to offer a first class alloy wheel repair. John and his team are based at the Beech Industrial Estate in St Albans and will ensure you receive a professional wheel repair service with a same day turnaround.

Most people think that if you scuff your alloy wheels the only option is to replace them. This is simply not true, The Wheel Specialist St Albans take your scuffed, worn, corroded and damaged alloy wheels and give them the ‘just left the showroom’ look. Whether you’re in St Albans or Watford, we offer alloy wheel services that include repair and full refurbishment of the whole wheel, bespoke wheel customisation plus a diamond cutting service.

We offer all our customers a same day service option for most finishes , with full guarantees and a choice of finish. We also offer assistance with travel by arrangement.

The Wheel Specialist in St Albans are pleased to offer a new tyre supply service as well as a range of bespoke alloy wheel care products including specialist alloy wheel wax.

If you are searching for alloy wheel repair in Hertfordshire, Watford, St Albans, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Hemel Hempstead, Potters Bar, Harpenden, Borehamwood, Redborne or Wheathampstead then why not get a simple online quote now?

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Testimonials

“Just wanted to drop you a note of thanks the wheels look great as was expected but the bigger surprise is the difference to the driving experience by putting proper tyres on her.  Even your technician said Toyos are ok but you wouldn’t put them on her, how right he was.  The shaking is all gone it’s a dream to drive again an an awful lot of fun together with looking great!

Can’t thank you enough for great service and end result (to be expected though given it’s not the first time I have used you).

No doubt I will see you again in a couple of years although hopefully not (meant in the best  way possible!!!)

Thanks again to you and your team very much appreciated.”

“I needed to make some end-of-lease cosmetic repairs to my 2014 BMW 120d. These included refinishing the ally wheels – all round.

I decided earlier in the year not to go with a mobile service, after a colleague received poor service from such a provider. After a little research on the internet, I came across The Wheel Specialist and receive a quote within minutes of landing on their website. My understanding is that it’s pretty much a fixed price based on wheel size, which was quite competitive and fair.

When I was ready to proceed, I made the ~100 miles round trip (Braintree to St. Albans) to scope out the business- in terms of employees and facility/capability. I left about 30 minutes later having made an appointment to have all four wheels refurbished.

I returned a couple of weeks later for my appointment and left the car in the very capable hands of John Tice, Owner, and his team. The rework took all day, but there’s so much to do in the city it was not a problem.

I returned a little after 4pm and my wheels, devoid of there tyres, were on a rack cooling down. It was a great opportunity to inspect the workmanship and quality of their work. I was taken through the process by the owner, John, which is surprisingly comprehensive and exact. He was engaging and happy to answer any questions that I raised.

Within about forty minutes the tyres were remounted on the wheels and subsequently attached to the car. About ten minutes after that I had paid my bill and on my way.

That was three weeks ago, which is perhaps enough time to notice any negative changes to the wheels. It is satisfying to report that the finish and quality of the work performed by TWS – St. Albans is first class. Not to go overboard with my praise, but I would reason that the wheels look as good as new.

So it’s a pleasure to thank John and his team for the first-class service provided in my experience. Thank you!

“Following a particularly unfortunate scrape with a rather large lump of concrete kerbing:
Atrocious weather conditions, heavy rain, spray and visibility down to a couple of metres resulting in a particularly badly scarred offside front wheel.
Had the car up on the ramp and steering checked out by my mechanical Guru Bob . Fortunately all ok . However decided to buy a decent set of second hand 350Z ,18 5×114 on ebay. (£120 quid) specifically for the refurb.

Decided to accept the quote for powder coating the replacement alloys with John Tice of “The Wheel Specialist” based in St Albans. On arrival, we spent some time analysing the various yummie alternative finishes available on show. A slight variation from the original that matches perfectly with the Pearl White finish of this lovely 1995 Z32 2Seater slick top 300zx Fairlady. Also, many thanks for such care in re-shodding and balancing. A totally “Brill” job carried out to perfection.”

“John at The Wheel Specialist in St.Albans took extra time explaining the work that his team would be undertaking to fix the 21″ alloys on my BMW X5. I’ve been very happy with the work which has been to the highest of standards and I have no hesitation in recommending The Wheel Specialist to all of my friends. Thank you.”

“Superb work carried out by the staff at St Albans! I had four very heavily corroded diamond cut alloys that have been refurbished back to showroom condition. Thank you for making my car look respectable again!”

“Once again John Tice and his team went the extra mile to refurbish my Lotus Elan wheels and fit new tyres, which proved not to be straightforward.
Excellent customer service, and the coffee’s not bad either!”

“Brilliant service, Wheel as new.”

“Excellent service and job. Very happy with the whole experience. Thank you”

“I am really pleased with my wheels. The charcoal wheels have enhanced my Ford Mustang. John fitted in my car at short notice and it was ready for my daughters Prom night.
Thank you John keep up the excellent work.”

“Many thanks to John (The Wheel Specialist – St Albans) and his team.

The experience was very pleasant and professional. John understood what I wanted and his team produced the exact finish requested. The quality of the work was exceptional. Finally, everything (including a set of tyres being changed) was done by close of business in one day.

The Wheel Specialist St Albans will have my future business and be recommended to all professionals I know.”

“Very professional and helpful. I would use this company again without hesitation. Took the time to explain to me the different type of fitting and settings of the wheels, this gave me the confidence that the wheels I had refurbished were correct for my car. They look great!”

“Great service, very friendly and helpful staff.
Convenient location and arranged to collect at a later date that worked for me.
Thank you.”

“The owner of the business demonstrated exceptional customer service, and was very pleasant indeed, and I am extremely satisfied with the service and overall experience. I would recommend the service to everyone.”

“Great service.”

“Very professional and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend to family and friends.”

“Amazing job on my alloys. Friendly, knowledgeable and workable; I was running a bit late but they stayed so I could collect my car 🙂 Would recommend!”

“Excellent job done,very friendly and helpful staff.

Would recommend and use again,(although if I am more careful near kerbs hopefully not to often)”

“I have had 3 sets of wheels refurbished by the St. Albans branch. They were all primarily cosmetic refreshes, not major damage repairs. On each occasion the service was exemplary, any issues were efficiently handled by John and his team and the finished job well worth the money.
I would recommend The Wheel Specialist without hesitation.”

“Everything from service to product finish was spot on. Alloys looked brand new. Thanks again.”

“I received superb customer service and would definitely give my custom to this company again. Very very very satisfied.”

“Hi

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you did on my Mercedes yesterday. I wasn't able to pick it up personally but I was absolutely delighted with the job you did!

Thank you”

“I wanted to drop you a short note of appreciation for the excellent quality of work and customer service I received when having my wheels repaired and refurbished with you.

I’m over the moon with the result and will have no hesitation recommending your services to anyone.

I’ve attached some before and after images if you want to use them, please feel free.

Many thanks again to you all!

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“I dropped the car off and picked it up the following day. What can I say, the finish is fantastic. Brilliant service from start to finish. I would highly recommend John and his team to anyone, even my worst enemy!

Keep up the epic service!!!

Once again THANKS!!!

Black Wheel Refurbishment

“What can I say apart from many many thanks to John and his team at St. Albans.

You guys have done a great job to restore the looks of my Lexus car. Excellent job. Now I can be proud to be driving my car again. The alloys look exceptionally good and restored to the highest quality.”

“Thank you everyone at The Wheel Specialist – St.Albans Amazing job – SUPER happy!!!

White Wheel Repair

“I just wanted to say thank you for the great job on my wheels. They look great and you guys are a good, professional bunch.”

“Just a quick note to say thanks for the wheel refurb on my Ferrari 550M, she looks so much “cleaner” with the wheels and tyres sorted out properly.”

“I would like to say I am 100% happy with my wheels you refurbish. I will be recommending you.

Wheel Repair

“Few weeks back I had my Porsche alloys done by yourselves, and what a fantastic job you did.
As promised are some pictures of them fitted on my Audi, and I think they look great. Very pleased with colour against the blue of the car. First chance to photo them on a clean car!

Thanks very much again, brilliant customer service and fantastic quality of the work done. Will highly recommend yourselves to others.

Wheel Refurbishment

“I had had 1 set of 18” AMG alloy wheels replaced by Mercedes under warranty due to corrosion and now, 3 years later my replacement set has started to corrode. My wheels are ‘diamond cut’, which is an expensive refurbishment, so I decided to take the car to The Wheel Specialist for some advice. John, the Director, suggested that I opt for powder coating, which is a more resilient finish and is guaranteed for a minimum of 12 months, whereas no guarantee could be offered on diamond cutting. Powder coating comes in a range of standard finishes, but I opted for the ‘Black Chrome’ which has really set the wheels off, (you could of course have the standard silver finish which is an excellent match for the original).

The whole process can be completed in one day which is very convenient, and includes removal and replacement of tyres, new valves and balancing, and the wheels now look brand new.”

“I own a 13 year old Blue SLK 32 AMG that I have had since new and keep serviced regularly at Mercedes. About 3 years ago I had the wheels “touched up” by a travelling one man band. He did what looked like a reasonable job by lowering the tyre on the rim and just respraying the outer face. It looked good and I thought no more of it until a few months ago when it all started to peel and I had some serious corrosion resulting in one of the tyres not sitting properly and a slow puncture.

After a review of available repairs (the new wheels are £500+ each!) I sent the car to John and his team at The Wheel Specialist – St Albans. They remove the tyre and repair and refurbish the entire wheel, not just the outer face. The tyre is replaced and the wheel balanced. The result is a perfect set of wheels that I’m sure will last for another 13 years, and the slow puncture is no more: all thanks to the Wheel Specialist – St Albans”

“I own a 13 year old Blue SLK 32 AMG that I have had since new and keep serviced regularly at Mercedes. About 3 years ago I had the wheels “touched up” by a travelling one man band. He did what looked like a reasonable job by lowering the tyre on the rim and just respraying the outer face. It looked good and I thought no more of it until a few months ago when it all started to peel and I had some serious corrosion resulting in one of the tyres not sitting properly and a slow puncture.

After a review of available repairs (the new wheels are £500+ each!) I sent the car to John and his team at The Wheel Specialist – St Albans. They remove the tyre and repair and refurbish the entire wheel, not just the outer face. The tyre is replaced and the wheel balanced. The result is a perfect set of wheels that I’m sure will last for another 13 years, and the slow puncture is no more: all thanks to the Wheel Specialist – St Albans”

“Fantastic service! I’ll happily recommend you as I’ll bring my cars back to you.”

“I took my BMW M Sport to John at the wheel specialist St. Albans to have all the wheels refurbished on a Friday with their one day service option. John was so approachable, straight up and helpful I felt totally comfortable leaving my car in his hands. The office and set up in St.Albans is fantastic and a set of Ferrari wheels in the office awaiting collection was a most reassuring sign.

At about 4 pm John called me to say that they we having trouble putting the tyres back on the rear rims (M Sport rears are wider than the front) and told me that the rubber was the wrong size. The week previously I had taken the car to a high street outlet, advertised as “you can’t get better than a >>>Fitter” where new rear rubber had been fitted.
They had put the wrong size tyres on the rear, claiming they replaced what they took off. This left me in a predicament as I needed to get home, had no car and was set to be on a weeks holiday that weekend.

John took all this in his stride, arranged with the high street tyre specialist (coin that term lightly) to have the correct size tyres delivered on the following Monday, store my car that weekend and have it handed to my mechanic on the Tuesday for the per-booked service. The car was then dropped back off to John later that week and I collected it the following weekend after a relaxing holiday, safe in the knowledge it was all being sorted out.

In short, absolutely bloody marvellous service. I can’t recommend this more. The wheels look brand new and the car now look like it’s the ex-demo I collected 6 years ago. Absolutely delighted, you pay for what you get.”

“Many thanks to all at ‘The Wheel Specialist’ for a superb job carried out on my Mustang wheels.

Appreciate your attention to detail.

1st class finish, 1st class service

One very happy customer.”

“Thank you for a fantastic service, faultless.”