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Reviews for Wheel Repair and Refinishing- First Place Wheels

VERIFIED REVIEWS OF WHEEL REPAIR FOR FIRST PLACE WHEELS

The original rim repair reviews can be found on their websites of origin; TireRack, Google, or Merchant Circle.com.

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Mike is a true genius and master artist in the repair and refinishing of rims. I have been using Mike for the past 7 years. He always assures me he can repair the damage I have done to my rims regardless of what condition I bring them to him . I have RENN TECH single forged rims on my Mercedes which he has restored to absolute perfection every time.This last occasion I had to use Mike was a result of damaged incurred from a high end body shop. They destroyed the edges of the front rims to the point I really did not think they were salvageable. They are aluminium and the shop had obviously drove the edge into something hard enough to not only scrape the outer rims circumferentially but dent the edge. Mike wielded the dent and machined it down to perfection. I know of no other rim repair place that has a person who has done over 30,000 rims. I drive two hours to get to his shop because I won’t send them by mail. Mike’s new shop is First Class and he is a very straight forward pleasant natured gentleman. I have taken a rim to the dealer on one occasion and the results were disastrous.
Whenever I need new tires I purchase them from Tirerack and have them send directly to him. I never have to worry about the damage that the local tire shops have gifted me with in the past. They all say they have good techs but my past experiences has never reflected this.
If you have a high end rim or a nice rim like the AMG standard rim Mike is the only guy I would ever let repair the rim.
I will pay to get perfection that is backed up my a true master

George Tuttle MD, a Google review

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First Place Wheels is one of the most well run, high quality establishments I have had the pleasure of visiting. Mike was professional, polished, and a master in his field. I felt extremely comfortable in the well appointed lounge and had peace of mind knowing my vehicle resided in its own bay. There was not a chance of it being dinged or nicked or abused while at First Place Wheels because of the well designed lay out.  My automobile was returned in a timely manner and looked much better after being serviced.

Tracy Olsen of Winter Park, a Google review

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Truly Phenomenal! Once again, Mike has far surpassed my expectations. Mike at First Place Wheels has restored a couple of BMW wheels sets for me, as well as tire mounting and balancing. I first met Mike at his old shop location in Jupiter, and I did not hesitate to drive the extra 2 hours north to his new shop in Winter Park for my latest wheel project. My latest project was a set of M wheels for my wife’s X3. He restored them to a ‘Better Than New’ condition !! I look forward to more business with Mike in the future !!
Thanks Mike !!

Kent Hoffman, a Merchant Circle review

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It was an absolute pleasure bringing my car to Mike to have him mount/balance my new tires. Having met him and visited his shop in the past I was completely comfortable with him working on my car, which was a first. I do as much as I can when it comes to my car to reduce the amount of times someone else’s hands are on it. If all shops were run like First Place Wheels that wouldn’t be the case. I would’ve gladly paid a premium to have him do the work but the crazy thing is he charges the same price as any other Tire Rack installer. You’re a fool if you take it anywhere else. I highly recommend First Place Wheels! It is by far the most professional, clean, and well run shop I’ve ever seen.

Steven Anderson, a Google review

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First Place wheels is the only place we bring our cars and trucks for tires wheels and wheel repair. Mike is an serious expert in the wheel industry which sets him apart from the typical wheels installers. He takes time to talk with you about the best tire and wheels options for your vehicle. For a wheel repair he taught me about the construct of a wheel and where the repair was needed as the result of a bad tire install from a volume tire retailer. He is fast, getting tires installed in less than an hour while you wait in a professionally designed waiting room that rivals luxury car services. For ANY tire and wheel work First Place wheels is the only place in Orlando we will go.

a TireRack review

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Michael is a real professional, I trusted him with completely polishing and trueing my custom 3 piece aluminum, chrome finished wheels that I have on my Ferrari. Needless to say, each wheel is expensive and replacement would require the manufacturer to custom remake the wheel. I admit, I was concerned but in the end, they turned out better than new condition, could not be more pleased, thank you.

Steve W., a Google review

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Had bent rims that needed repairing. Found First Place Wheels on google maps and reviews looked promising. And I was super glad I decided to let them work on my car. Mike has a wealth of experience working with cars from what I can see/hear. He showed me the issue with my car before he began working on it so I know what is going on. He caught multiple issues that was not caught by other mechanics. Car runs much much better now! Still got some minor vibrations that I have to figure out the cause. Definitely recommend this place for people who wants a highly experienced mechanic that cares about their car.

Randy Chong, a Google review

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Great work, fair prices and attention to quality work! Highly recommend this place!

Samantha Fischer, a Facebook review

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Mike was very professional, in both customer service and customer relations/communication. Took a cracked rim around Orlando, searching for the best price, found multiple locations offering to fix it for $200+, Mike only charged me $100. Great quality service and a great pleasure to do business with. Any rim issues, definitely go here and he’ll take great care of you.

Gilan Asuncion, a Google review

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I recently went to First Place Wheels looking to replace two damaged wheels expecting mediocre service. I received the total opposite. Mike the shop owner was not only knowledgeable but professional. My experience there was exceptional. Not only did the rims look amazing but I just found my new (wheel) repair shop for life. I hugely recommend Mike and First Place Wheels for any damages to your rims. Thanks again for the great service Mike!!!!

Jason Roa, a Google review

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I have been to First Place Wheels before to have a damaged wheel replaced as well as having the rear tires rebalanced after a day on the road course at PBIR (Palm Beach International Raceway). After talking to Mike about getting my worn out tires replaced he suggested TireRack.com. I ordered my tires they were shipped the next day and two days later he installed them. Mike cares about the service he provides to his customers. He took the time to make sure my tires were properly mounted on the wheels and then on the car and answered any questions that I had.He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. I would recommend him to anyone and will seek his services again in the future.

a TireRack customer

 

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Wonderful place! You get to have an expert with decades of experience do the work. Have been there twice and would not go anywhere else.

Scott Shrader, a Google review

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Excellent quality service. No waiting with appointments. 4 tires mounted, balanced and installed quickly. Mike is very knowledgeable.

a TireRack customer

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He is exceptionally courteous and handles the wheels and tires as if they were his babies. He also checks each wheel before mounting the tires to be sure that they are true and have no damage or wheel balance problems. If he finds any wheel problems he can repair it on the spot.

a TireRack customer

 

stars 2

Mike did an awesome job fixing up the rashed and bent rims on my TT. The rims look BETTER than when the car was bought new! … fair price to straighten/powder coat/mount and balance 4 new tires. Highly recommended!

a Google review

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He was recommended to me by an independent Porche mechanic… he is a great resource and I highly recommend him.

a TireRack customer

 

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I found First Place Wheels on Tire Rack as a recommended installer. Mike the owner was so helpful that I thought the best way to thank him would be to write a nice review. I wasn’t sure which tires to order from Tire Rack so I called Mike. He knew exactly what I needed for my car. I had the tires shipped directly to his shop and he took care of the rest. I appreciated the help and liked that there was no waiting around because he accepts appointments.

Sara W.  Jupiter, Florida

 

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Exceptional service and quality of work!

Maros Fodor, a Google review

 

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I wanted to update my wheels by having them painted black but was reluctant to because I couldn’t be without my car for too long. Mike assured me that my wheels would be done by Monday afternoon. I was skeptical because of past experiences, but sure enough they were ready when he said they would be. The paint job is glossy and beautiful.

Joe Tolbert, a Merchant Circle reviewer

 

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Did excellent job at a fair price. Highly recommended.

Allen Rosen, a Google review

 

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Amazing service! If you have a bent rim this guy is the one to trust!

Ivan Drusc, a Google review

 

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I have hired Mike at First Place Wheels many times to mount and balance the wheels on my Mercedes. He was recommended to me years ago when a local tire shop damaged my wheels when installing them. He quickly repaired the wheels and re-mounted and balanced them. My car never rode as smooth before! I was so sorry to hear he was moving his shop to Orlando. He will be sorely missed here in Jupiter!

Chris B., a Merchant Circle review

 

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I have a 3 series BMW that I took to several places because the car was vibrating at high speeds. I paid 4 shops to balance my wheels and after each time the car still vibrated. Someone suggested that I take it to Mike at First Place Wheels. He took the wheels off the car and saw that two were bent.He straightened the two and balanced all four within a couple of hours. My car rides as smooth as glass. He even got a big scratch out of one of the wheels.

Mark P., a Merchant Circle review

 

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Great work. Very efficient.

Jeanie Baker Ladd, a Merchant Circle review

 

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Had a wheel that needed repair on Cadillac XLR and Mike went out of his way to accommodate the same day. I highly recommend his business and service. The car rides as it should. Thanks Mike.

Dennis, a Merchant Circle review