Tyres & Suitability
Yes, AlloyGators can be used on run-flat tyres. You can see examples in our gallery. Fitting our product to run-flats does require heavier force and we always recommend visiting one of our trained fitters for a supply and fit service.
AlloyGators can generally be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tyres, providing they have not sustained heavy impact and all old glue residue is removed in order that the join can be effectively re-joined. We do not recommend re-fitting damaged profiles.
AlloyGators are not recommended for machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. Although fitting the product will provide superior protection against kerb damage, due to existing imperfections in the lacquered wheel surface our product may increase the risk of moisture retention and accelerate wheel degradation. Providing there is no minute damage to the wheel surface, fitting AlloyGators should not cause damage on its own, however AlloyGator™ Ltd accepts no liability if the causes the aforementioned damage when fitted to machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels. We do have many customers with machine polished wheels who use AlloyGators for wheel protection. See our Machine Polished Disclaimer.
AlloyGator wheel protectors are suitable for 98% of alloy wheel and tyre combinations, however, when fitted to alloy wheels on vehicles weighing over 2500kg, AlloyGator wheel protectors may move or come away from the wheel rim. Vehicles weighing over 2500kg put increased pressure on the wheel and tyre, and could cause the Alloygator profile to move over time. For this reason Alloygator Limited do not recommend fitting AlloyGator wheel protectors to vehicles weighing over 2500kg. This includes vehicles weighting less than 2500kg, but carrying luggage or passenger weight that causes the overall vehicle weight to exceed 2500kg. If you are unsure about the weight of your vehicle or would like some fitting advice, use our Find a Fitter search to locate an official, trained AlloyGator fitter in your local area. Our fitters are trained by us and can provide you with advice about the suitability of your vehicle, and your wheel and tyre combination. AlloyGator Limited accepts no liability for profile movement or any damage caused by an AlloyGator profile fitted to a vehicle that weighs in excess of 2500kg. This includes vehicles weighing less than 2500kg, but carrying luggage or passenger weight that causes the overall vehicle weight to exceed 2500kg.
Yes, some wheel and tyre combinations do suit our product better than others. Every set of AlloyGators includes a suitability gauge which should be used to determine suitability prior to attempting to fit the product. If you are unsure, please visit our network of trained fitters for advice. You can see examples of our product fitted to different wheel and tyre combinations in our gallery.
If fitted correctly, AlloyGators will not affect the inflation of the tyre. We recommend checking your tyre pressures one hour after fitting to ensure correct fitting and at regular intervals as recommended in your operating manual.