Areas we cover

  Accrington, Bacup, Blackburn,  Blackpool,  Bolton, Bootle, Burnley , Bury , Carnforth , Chorley , Clitheroe , Colne , Darwen , Fleetwood , Formby , Garstang , Great Harwood , Haslingden , Heysham , Hornby , Kirkham , Lancaster , Leigh , Liverpool , Lytham St Annes , Morecambe , Newton-le-Willows , Oldham , Ormskirk , Pendle , Poulton-le-Fylde , Prescot , Preston , Rawtenstall , Rochdale , Salford , Skelmersdale , Altrincham, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Atherton, Greater Manchester, Audenshaw, Blackrod, Bolton, Bury, Cadishead, Chadderton,  Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, Denton, Greater Manchester, Droylsden,  Dukinfield, Eccles, Greater Manchester, Failsworth, Farnworth, Golborne, Heywood, Greater Manchester, Hindley, Greater Manchester, Horwich, Hyde, Greater Manchester  Lancashire and cheshire

Waite-Savers

Proud supplier and mobile fitter of AlloyGators.

An innovative alloy wheel protection system

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T: 01706 221483

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

We created this page to provide you with the answers to just about any conceivable question that you may have when it comes to our products or service. If you cannot find a satisfactory explanation, please contact us.

 

Independently owned, AlloyGator® Ltd, which was incorporated in 2007, is headed up by a team of automotive professionals with a combined industry background of almost five decades. As keen motorsport enthusiasts our team is passionate about both performance and style.

 

Working closely with strategic partners, AlloyGator® has developed a tried and tested, cost effective and durable alloy wheel protection system which vastly reduces the risk of wheel damage.

 

AlloyGator® is manufactured to an internationally recognised Quality Management System specification for the automotive industry.

 

The AlloyGators currently being supplied are the second generation of the product and feature metal clips and a 360 degree fixing system.  Do not confuse these with cheaper alternatives that are only 'stuck' onto the rim and cannot even be jet-washed! AlloyGators have been tested by MIRA and will not move even under extreme circumstances when fitted correctly.

 

PRODUCT FAQ’s

 

Q. What material are the rim protectors made of?

The AlloyGator product is made of a “Super Tough Nylon” which is flexible and wont damage your alloy wheels during fitting, but tough enough to give superior protection.

 

 

Q. How Permanent is the Colour?

Consistant colour is maintained thoughout the product,  which means that the colour is fully maintained after damage has been rectified. The colour will be affected by acid based wheel cleaners (including TFR which will make the brighter colours fade over a period of time).

 

 

Q. What is the fitting method?

The AlloyGator is locked to the wheel over 360° using highly robust patented technology.

 

 

Q. Can we get club discounts?

If your club secretary contacts us we can look at offering club promotions and discounts depending on volume, contact us via our Sales Enquiry Form for further information.

 

 

Q. Will you be doing more colours?

AlloyGator can produce different colours for corporate themes or special requests. New colours do get added periodically in line with popular demand.

 

 

Q. Have they been tested at speed?

They have been tested at Mira proving ground on the handling course under full test conditions with the same car but with the tyres at differing pressures with no issues.  I have personally tested them at speeds in excess of 175 mph (on a private test track) with no problems at all.

 

 

Q. Does the fitment of AlloyGators affect the balance of the wheels?

No, due to it being a 360° fitting and the fact that the Gator is so lightweight, it has no affect on wheel balance.

 

 

Q. Can AlloyGators be fitted to steel wheels?

Yes, AlloyGators have been fitted successfully on many vehicles with steel wheels, although it is still possible to have an incorrect wheel/tyre combination in rare cases.

 

 

Q. Which cards do you accept?

We accept MasterCard, Visa debit and credit cards, as well as Delta, Maestro debit cards and switch. Payments can also be taken via PayPal by request.

 

 

Q. If I have a question regarding a product before I order, who can I contact?

Use our contact us page to send us a request for further information or help on any of our products.

 

 

Q. Where can I get technical help with a product?

Use our contact us page to send us a request for further information or help on any of our products.

 

Q. Can AlloyGator be used on Machine Polished/Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels?

The “AlloyGator” alloy wheel rim protectors 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 the "AlloyGator" wheel rim protectors will not cause damage on its own, however neither AlloyGator Limited nor Waite-Savers accept any liability if the product when fitted causes such damage.

 

 

VEHICLE INSURANCE FAQ’s

 

Q. Will fitting AlloyGators affect my insurance?

The AlloyGator rim protector is 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.

 

 

 

TYRES FAQ’s

 

Q. Can they be used on run-flat tyres?

Yes they can be used on run-flat tyres with no issues as long as it is still deemed to be a suitable wheel/tyre combination..

 

 

Q. Are some wheel/tyre combinations better suited than others?

Yes, some Wheel/tyre combinations do work better than others. View the Gallery close up photos to see which wheel/tyre combinations work best. Please contact us if you would like further clarification on your own wheel and tyre suitability.

 

 

Q. Are they suitable for 'stretched' tyres?

Not in most cases, no.  If there is a gap between the alloy wheel and the tyre that you can clearly see down, and/or the wheel rim protrudes more than the tyre then AlloyGators are almost certainly unsuitable as this is an incorrect wheel/tyre combination according to the wheel and tyre manufacturer.  If it is only a slight 'stretch' they may be suitable.  Contact us if you are unsure.

 

 

Q. Can they be re-used if you have new tyres?

Yes they can be re-fitted to the same wheels if you have new tyres. In actual fact, the Gators do not need to be removed during tyre changing in almost all cases.

 

 

Q. Do they affect the inflation of the tyre?

If fitted correctly they will not affect the inflation of the tyre. If there is already a leak on the bead seal either due to damage/corrosion on the wheel rim or damage to the tyre bead then Alloygators will exacerbate the problem in most cases. We recommend checking your tyre pressures 1 hour after fitting to ensure correct fitting and at regular intervals as recommended in your vehicles' operating manual.

 

 

POSTAGE & DELIVERY FAQ’s

 

Q. How quickly are goods delivered?

We dispatch all orders within three working days from the date of order and expect goods to arrive within 5 working days.

 

 

Q. How you compute the total shipping costs?

Shipping costs are directly related to the weight of the package. In addition, we factor in an additional amount to cover packing materials, and any special handling considerations that may be required to ship the package.

 

 

Q. Do you send packages COD (Cash On Delivery)?

Waite-Savers does not accept COD orders. All orders must be pre-paid.

 

 

Q. I placed my order last week, why haven't I seen it yet?

We dispatch all orders within three working days from the date of order via 1st Class post. If your order has been placed with us for more than six days and you have not received the product please contact us. via our online contact form.

 

International patents applied

 

Granted UK Patent No. 2456258

 

Granted European Patent No. 2150421