TÜV approved & HORIBA-MIRA certified: AlloyGator is the only TÜV approved & HORIBA-MIRA certified wheel protection system in the world, designed to help reduce curb damage on impact. HORIBA MIRA is a provider of product engineering, research, testing, development, and certification to the worldwide transport industry. Its work includes crash testing, aerodynamic design, and vehicle ergonomics. It was developed to provide research for UK companies now providing engineering consultancy to clients worldwide.

We are proud members of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association). This includes SEMA Pro Council and WTC council.

AlloyGator Rim protection is designed to be installed by a trained AlloyGator Fitter, at an authorized AlloyGator retail partner. AlloyGator North America does not recommend attempting to do the installation at home, as special installation training and tools are required.

AlloyGator Wheel Protection is NOT recommended for any race track use due to extreme driving demands. Any such use is at owners risk and voids all product and installation warranties.

Disclaimer: Although fitting the product will provide superior protection against curb damage, due to existing imperfections in the lacquered wheel surface, our product may increase the risk of moisture retention, and accelerate wheel degradation if proper cleaning of the wheels is not performed on a regular basis.

  • How do I take care of my AlloyGators?

    The AlloyGator should be cared for the same way as you care for your car, as per the owners manual. Properly washing your vehicle once a week is recommended, including washing the wheels and AlloyGators. Do not use wheel acid on the AlloyGator, as the acid will discolor them.

    We recommend you regularly clean your wheels and AlloyGator with normal car shampoo or universal wheel cleaners suitable for delicate finishes like chrome. A soft bristle brush can be used to wash the wheels by hand, then rinse with water. This helps reduce build-up of any road grit or grime that could contribute to corrosion of the wheel finish.

    Brushless car washes use caustic cleaning solutions that can discolor the AlloyGator. Therefore, AlloyGator USA recommends only using Soft Brush car wash systems that do not use caustic chemicals that will harm the AlloyGator.

  • Can I use tire shine on my tires?

    Due to limited control of the application process, AlloyGator USA does not recommend the use of tire shine. When excessive amounts of tire shine are applied, they may leach into the AlloyGator profile, lubricating it and causing it to leak out. This can also increase the chance of the tire moving on the rim.

  • What material are AlloyGators made out of?

    The AlloyGator product is made of a Super Tough Nylon, which is flexible enough that it won’t damage your alloy wheels during fitting, but tough enough to provide superior protection.

  • Does AlloyGator provide a warranty?

    AlloyGator wheel protection has a 2-year warranty against deformation or color fade.
    Exclusions: Inappropriate use, incorrect operation or a fault created through incorrect fitting. (e.g. The warranty does not cover impact damage, hazardous liquid damage, exposure to extreme heat/cold or other damage caused by acts of God or incorrect fitment; or vandalism – damage caused by others. Any impact to the AlloyGator will void the warranty.)

  • How permanent is the color?

    Consistent color is maintained throughout the product, which means that the color is fully maintained after damage has been rectified.

  • Have AlloyGators been tested at speed?

    Yes, AlloyGator wheel protection is TUV approved and HORIBA-MIRA certified, and have been tested under normal driving conditions, within the legal speed limit.

    Is there a maximum recommended vehicle weight when fitting AlloyGators?

    AlloyGator wheel protectors are suitable for 80% of OEM alloy wheel and tire combinations, however, when fitted to alloy wheels on vehicles weighing over 5,500lb, AlloyGator wheel protectors may move or come away from the wheel rim.

    Vehicles weighing over 5,500lb put increased pressure on the wheel and tire, and could cause the Alloygator profile to move over time. For this reason Alloygator North America does not recommend fitting AlloyGator wheel protectors to vehicles weighing over 5,500lb  This includes vehicles weighting less than 2500kg, but carrying luggage or passenger weight that causes the overall vehicle weight to exceed 5,500lb.

    If you are unsure about the weight of your vehicle or would like some fitting advice, email us at info@alloygatorNA.com with your vehicle make and model.

    AlloyGator North America accepts no liability for profile movement or any damage caused by an AlloyGator profile fitted to a vehicle that weighs in excess of 5,500lb. This includes vehicles weighing less than 5,500lb, but carrying luggage or passenger weight that causes the overall vehicle weight to exceed 5,500lb. 

  • Are some wheel/tire combinations better than others?

    Some wheel/tire combinations do work better than others. View the gallery close-up photos to see examples of what wheel/tire combinations work best. Please contact us if you would like further information on your own wheel and tire combination.

  • Can they be used on run-flat tires?

    AlloyGators can be used on run-flat tires. View our gallery to see cars already fitted with AlloyGator on run-flat tires.

  • Can they be reused if you get new tires?

    In most cases, AlloyGators can be refitted if the new tires are compatible. If the AlloyGators themselves are not compromised, they can be carefully removed as seen in our training videos.
    Note: If not removed correctly, the AlloyGator can be damaged, and will no longer fit properly to allow movement on the wheel.

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

    Yes, AlloyGators can be installed on Machine polished wheels. However, extra care and continual cleaning of wheels is strongly recommended due to the road grit and grime that can accumulate between the AlloyGator and the rim surface.

    Provided there is no minute damage to the wheel surface, fitting the “Gator” will not cause damage on its own. However AlloyGator USA accepts no liability if the product, when fitted, causes such damage. That said, we have many customers with machine polished wheels who choose to use AlloyGator to protect their wheels.

  • Do AlloyGators affect the inflation of the tire?

    When correctly fitted with the use of our fitment gauge, the design of the AlloyGator does not impact the bead, as it fits between the rim lip and tire.  However, previously damaged alloy wheels may cause a leak once the AlloyGator is installed. This is due to the imperfect surface of areas repaired with epoxy-based repair solutions, or the grinding down of the damaged area prior to repair resulting in a thinner lip surface.

    Leaks in this case are not caused by the AlloyGator, but the previously repaired area, as once the AlloyGator is installed, it magnifies the improperly repaired surface area on the rim. Note: We do recommend checking the AlloyGator and your tire pressures after 1 hour of driving to ensure correct fitment, as well as checking at regular intervals as recommended in your manufacturers operating manual.