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Punto Alloy wheel bent, is there a way to get it removed

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by clash81, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. clash81

    clash81 Regolare

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    I think this is a wrong notion. I wouldnt say they are bad but they are not definitely good to withstand Indian conditions.
  2. ranconteur

    ranconteur Amatore

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    No doubts guys, Fiat alloys cannot stand Indian conditions . My punto 3 alloys got bent and trust me I never went so fast on any pothole . Then many users reported this issue and then I was contended with the fact that Fiat alloys are very weak . 15k km onwards I switched on to Linea rims and till today (39k kms) the rims are fine .
  3. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

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    Hi,

    Are the OE Alloys covered under Warranty ? I was informed by Fortune Cars, Thane, that Alloys are not covered if they get damaged during the warranty period and have to be purchased and replaced.
  4. Rituraj

    Rituraj Regolare

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    Really surprising to find the sheer number of users complaining about bent OEM Punto alloys! There surely is an issue here. I haven't come across many aftermarket alloys in 15 inches getting bent so easily.
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  5. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

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    @ Rituraj :

    Refer my thread : "Where to get your damaged alloys repaired ?"

    The guy from AWRS, Mumbai (Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of India | Home) mentioned to me that the Alloys of Linea, Punto, Vento, Polo and the old Jetta are all from the same Manufacturer and all these designs have issues. The maximum alloys that come to him for repairs are from these Car models, specifically.

    In fact the new Jetta has a changed alloy wheel design.

    I repaired my Damaged Alloy thru' AWRS for Rs.4300/- as it had a slight bend.
  6. pemmasg

    pemmasg Regolare

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    I got my Bent Punto OEM alloys replaced in insurance.
  7. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

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    @ ranconteur :

    you are right ! Alloys of FIAT (Punto/Linea), Polo, Vento and the old Jetta are from the same manufacturer and there are design issues. The new Jetta has a completely new Alloy design.

    In case you need to need to get the alloys repaired, then check Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of India | Home

    I got mine done last week after spending Rs.4300/-

    Also refer to my thread : "where to get your damaged alloys repaired?"
  8. anrad73

    anrad73 Amatore

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    I will claim thru' insurance the next time it happens. I was not aware of this , though. BTW, do we get the full claim ?
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    Mods Note - Similar Threads Merged.
  10. I got 2 of my bend alloys replaced through insurance, though have to push the surveyor as he was not able to spot the visual damage to approve the claim.

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