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Can anyone recommend a place to have a rim straightened/repaired in the north burbs?

Wife ran through a pothole on Saturday and this morning the tire pressure warning light came on. I do not see any dents on the outside of the rim, but it looks like there might be a small dent on the inside of the rim. I did not take the wheel off, so just by turning the wheel and peeking inside, it looks like there might be an imperfection there. I checked the pressure on the other wheels and it was fine.

I am not sure if just resealing the tire would do the trick or if the rim needs to be repaired or replaced.

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Thanks for the information.

Refilling the tire seemed to have resealed it and it seems to be holding. Will have to keep an eye on it for a while. Hopefully it will be all good, but good to have options at hand.

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If you're not going to have the tire pulled off and inspected, you should at minimum switch it to the rear. If you're going to have a blowout (or something similar) you don't want it happening on the front.

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If you're not going to have the tire pulled off and inspected, you should at minimum switch it to the rear. If you're going to have a blowout (or something similar) you don't want it happening on the front.
Thanks for the advice.

Wife is taking the car in on Saturday to the dealership to have it checked out. It is her new car, a MINI Cooper, only a month old. We'll see what they come back with and decide on what to do then. It has run flat tires on it, so I am (probably naively) not overly concerned with her driving it till then.

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