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Fitting Instructions and Care

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Product Information

What material are AlloyGators made from?

AlloyGators are made from a super tough nylon which is flexible and won’t damage your alloy wheels during fitting, but is tough enough to give superior protection.

How permanent is the colour?

Colour runs consistently throughout the wheel protectors, meaning that there is no damage to colour, even after impact with a kerb. We recommend you regularly clean your wheels and AlloyGators with normal car shampoo or universal wheel cleaners suitable for delicate finishes like chrome. Avoid harsh cleaners and thick, brush-on tyre shines used by some hand car-washes.

How do I fit my AlloyGators?

The AlloyGator is locked to the wheel over 360° using highly robust patented technology. Please view our fitting video for a step by step guide or view our Fitting Instructions & Care Advice

How do I remove my AlloyGators?

To remove an AlloyGator, simply jack up the car, fully deflate the tyre, remove the plastic joining clip and carefully prise the profile up around the joint area. Firmly tap the face of the AlloyGator using a rubber mallet on the side which has the hole in it. This will then release the glue and open up the joint. Once the joint is open carefully prise the profile out of its seated position from the tyre side of the wheel, starting with the end without the hole and using a tyre lever or flat bladed screwdriver along the side and under the profile, prising in an upward motion. Once the end of the profile is free from the wheel and tyre then carefully pull it out from its position across the tyre wall in an outward motion in order to prevent any damage to the wheel from the stainless steel clips.

Have AlloyGators been tested at speed?

Our AlloyGators have been tested under normal driving conditions and within the legal speed limit. 

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Tyres and Suitability

Can AlloyGators be used on run-flat tyres?

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.

Are some wheel and tyre combinations better suited than others?

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.

Can AlloyGators be re-used if I have new tyres?

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.

Do AlloyGators affect the inflation of the tyre they are fitted to?

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.

Can AlloyGators be fitted to machine polished or diamond cut alloy wheels?

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.

Is there a maximum recommended vehicle weight when fitting AlloyGators?

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 weighing 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.

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