Fitting wide, large-diameter wheels and tyres is a great way to enhance the look of your car, but it can lead to excessive tyre wear and tear without adequate tyre clearance. One simple way to create more room for the wheels and prevent tyre damage is to have the guards rolled or lipped.
How guard rolling works
Guard or fender rolling consists of folding the inner lip of the wheel arch into a tighter 'V' shape or a completely flat 'U' shape to increase the space between the arch and the tyre.
The spot-welded double metal lip of the rear guards or the single-skinned lip of the front wheel arch can be pressed all the way around the inner side of the arch by using a rolling machine that bolts onto the wheel hub.
The guard rolling technique varies with each car and success
depends on the condition of the paintwork or previous repairs to the
area. If the paint is original, there is usually no cracking or paint
Why Auto FX WA for guard rolling
Auto FX WA is among Perth's top guard rolling professionals.
Our guard rolling specialists have been trained by Dent Craft, and have
trade references from Active Automotive, Malaga Springs, Wilkinson
Suspension, Tyre Power and Dent Craft. We've also been recommended by
numerous online automotive communities, including members of the
Commodore Car Club of WA, LS1.com.au, Perth-WRX, ANTILAG.COM and many
Guard rolling price guide
Most guard rolling jobs start at $180 for a pair (non-mobile price) and take approximately an hour to complete.
Rear guard rolling for Holden VU -VZ utes, coupes and wagons may cost $200 per pair, depending on whether the full arch or top only needs to be rolled.
Mobile guard rolling surcharge add $35.00.
Please note that each guard rolling job is different and our prices do vary, so this price guide is an estimate only.
AutoFX WA does not guarantee that after rolling guards on any vehicle the paintwork will not be damaged in any way. In all cases, any risk will be identified to the client prior to the work commencing. AutoFX WA does not guarantee that any rippling of the metal (including distortion, denting, misshaping of the area rolled) will not occur. However, every effort will be made to identify this possibility prior to work commencing and measures will be taken to prevent this.
The outcome of guard rolling can vary if:
- the car is over 10 years old
- the arch has been repaired
- there is body filler under the paintwork around the wheel arch
- the car has been modified in any way
- there are holes drilled around the wheel arch