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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 curb. 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 tire, 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 tire side of the wheel, starting with the end without the hole and using a tire 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 tire 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. 

Warranty

We offer a 24-month warranty from time of delivery or install on all our accessory products. The warranty does not cover: – Inappropriate use, incorrect operation or a fault created through incorrect fitting- (e.g. The warranty does not cover impact damage, hazardous liquid damage, exposure to extreme heat/cold or other damage caused by acts of God or incorrect fitment) or Vandalism – Damage caused by others.

Use and Care

What do I do if I hit a curb?
If you hit a curb or have an impact please inspect promptly and return to your place of install to have it refitted or replaced as needed.

What if my Gator is coming loose?
If you notice your Gator coming loose there has either been an impact or an installation error.  Please see your installer to have it re-installed or replaced.

Tires and Suitability

Can AlloyGators be used on run-flat tires? Yes, AlloyGators can be used on run-flat tires. 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 tire combinations better suited than others? Yes, some wheel and tire 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 tire combinations in our gallery.

Can AlloyGators be re-used if I have new tires? AlloyGators can generally be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tires, 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 tire they are fitted to? If fitted correctly, AlloyGators will not affect the inflation of the tire. We recommend checking your tire 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 curb 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™ North America 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 tire 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 tire, 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. AlloyGator North America 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.

Postage and Delivery

How quickly are orders delivered? We dispatch all orders within three working days from the date of order via your chosen delivery method. We send all orders out via standard delivery via UPS. Will arrive in 3 - 7 working days depending on destination.

How are total shipping costs calculated? Shipping costs are directly related to the weight of the package. In addition, shipping costs include an amount to cover packing materials and any special handling considerations that may be required to ship the package.

Do you send packages COD (Cash On Delivery)? AlloyGator™ North America Ltd does not accept COD orders. All orders must be pre-paid.

How can I track the status of my order/shipment? Standard Delivery can take up to ten days to arrive; if you have been waiting longer than this then please contact us using our on-line contact form. You will receive tracking number via confirmation when order is completed.

I placed my order last week, why haven't I received it? We dispatch all orders within three working days from the date of order when Standard Delivery is selected. If your order has been placed with us for more than ten days and you have not received the product please contact us via our online contact form. Alternatively contact us using our contact form and we will be happy to contact our courier on your behalf.

Returns and Refunds

You have 30 days from the time of delivery to return product for a refund. To return product please Fill out the Form Below (pdf on website for now) and we will respond within 2 business days on whether your return is approved. Returned products will be sent back at customers cost unless otherwise stated by AlloyGator. Returned products must be in their original packaging, with instructions and all parts included, in a fully resalable condition. Items must not have been used or assembled in any way. AlloyGator North America reserves the right to refuse a refund on any item not deemed to be resalable or if any of the above terms have been breached. Items sent back without this submission form will not be refunded.

Please note: the parcel and its contents are your responsibility until they are received at our warehouse. We therefore recommend that you use a registered postal service and retain proof of postage. AlloyGator North America is not responsible for returned goods being lost or damaged in transit. Please ensure the product(s) is well packaged to avoid any damage during transport to our warehouse, and to ensure the product arrives at our warehouse in a resalable condition.

Please click on the following links for our Returns Policy and our Returns Form.

All other FAQs

Can we get club discounts? We review requests for club discounts on a case by case basis. Please contact [email protected] with your request and we will contact you to discuss the possibility, if any, of a club promotion or discount. 

Will you be offering more colours in your Original and Exclusive ranges? We can produce different coloured AlloyGators for corporate themes or special requests. Please contact us via our contact form for more information. 

Do AlloyGator prices include taxes? Our prices do NOT include taxes. Taxes are always extra and calculated in the checkout once you have entered your address.

What cards do you accept? We accept MasterCard, Visa Debit and Credit cards. Payments can also be made using PayPal.

Will my order include a sales receipt? Sales receipts are not included, you will receive a sales receipt via email with your order confirmation.

If I have a question regarding a product before I order, who can I contact? Use our contact form to send us a request for further information or help on any of our products

Where can I get technical help with a product? Use our contact form to send us a request for further information or help on any of our products

Will fitting AlloyGators affect my insurance? Our AlloyGators are not deemed a performance enhancing product and fitting them to your vehicle should not affect your vehicle insurance premium, however we would recommend you speak to your insurance company to discuss your own individual requirements.

Machine Polished / Diamond Cut Disclaimer

AlloyGator Rim Protectors providing superior protection against curb damage can be fitted to Machine Polished/Diamond Cut alloy wheels, however we would draw your attention to the following considerations when purchasing our product.

Fitting AlloyGators to Machine Polished/Diamond Cut wheels will not cause damage on their own to the wheel surface and will dramatically reduce the risk of damaging the wheel through curbing and scratching or denting the lacquered surface through impact. However, if there is existing minute lacquer damage to the wheel surface and AlloyGators are fitted this may increase the risk of moisture retention which could accelerate further degradation of the lacquer. It is not always possible to identify existing lacquer damage and anyone purchasing our product and arranging fitting themselves accepts that AlloyGator Limited has advised of the suitability for fitting the product and that we accept no liability for any damage caused to Machine Polished/Diamond Cut wheels when our product is fitted.

If you are purchasing your AlloyGators as a fitted item, you accept that you have been made fully aware of the suitability conditions in fitting our product to machine polished/diamond-cut wheels by the fitting outlet. All trade partners listed on our website will have received full training, which includes instructions on fitting the product to machine polished/diamond cut wheels. As part of the suitability checking process the qualified fitter will ask all customers to sign an our standard confirmation form agreeing that such conditions have been fully explained before any work is undertaken.

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