I recently hit an unmarked jutting-out curb at around 35 mph on my 1997 Volvo 850 base sedan on a dark rainy nite and both my driver’s side (steel) wheels were impacted. I took it to a body shop and while the mechanic said that he thought the front wheel should be replaced (but not the second), he later called back to say that he had not been able to locate an used wheel. He suggested that upon more thinking, he thought he could repair both wheels (and this would take about 0.5 hours of straightening it up on some frame.) I wonder if this would be adequate and whether the safelty of the car could be compromised. I have not driven above 40mph after the accident, but I do not find any issues with the steering.
Btw, the guy also said that both tires were shot.
I guess my question is whether a repaired wheel can be unsafe and what to look for in order to have a worry-free drive (on account of the repaired wheel, at least).
Any suggestions? I have included pictures of both impacted wheels (the first is for the front drver’s side and the second if of the rear driver’s side).