Hi: I am looking for advice. Yesterday, I went to buy tires on my 2007 BMW. The car had run flats on previously. While replacing the tires, the tire guy found, in three wheels, one crack. (One in each wheel). One of the cracks looked like it had been welded in the past. The tire man told me that if he put on the new tires, they would leak. So I had him put the old run flats back on until I knew what I was going to do.
So, now I am wondering. Can I get these wheels repaired? The cracks are hairline, barely visible when cleaned from dirt. Can I have a wheel refinisher weld the wheels and have them not make the tires leak and still be structurally sound? Or do I have to replace the wheels? At 300-400 bucks per wheel, that will suck! Especially on top of the cash for the new tires.
Any other options? I am in need of reliable answers to make the best decision. I appreciate your help.