I have an 06 corolla with roughly 96k miles that I bought used about 2 years ago. At the time, I noticed it had shiny (oooo) chrome wheels that the previous owner installed.
Unfortunately since then, I’ve had nothing but issues with leaks in my tires, usually around the valve stem. My dad had the wheels resurfaced/grinded by some mechanics that seemed to slow down the issue.
However, I recently took it to a tire shop in my area and the mechanic called me in and showed me the chrome wheel saying that the hole where the valve stem sits is now pitted and can’t be repaired and that I’d need to replace the wheel completely. Is he correct in this assumption that nothing can be done now and the wheel must be replaced? If so, how much should I be looking into as an acceptable rate to have it swapped out?