Compatibility note: Not compatible with wheels with aero covers, including Tempest and Gemini.
Do you have a rash? You know, down there....on your Tesla wheels? It's almost inevitable, due to the aero-efficient design, the edge of the wheel is flush or slightly outside of the protection the tire would normally offer,
Enter RimSavers. Made in the UK (where the curbs tend to be far more pointy that the typical US rolled-concrete curbs), they both provide great protection from curb rash, but also do a good job of covering it up. Compared to our other product, WheelBands, RimSavers are easier to install, and provide better protection against 'kissing' the curb, whereas Wheelbands are tougher, and protrude a little further, so are better at deflecting the curb when it's driven into more aggressively.
Offered in six colors, the silver matches the silver Tesla factory wheels, and the dark grey matches the darker wheels. Use Black to match the Onyx wheels or the tires, or pick a color to stand out. The red really pops on a darker wheel.
Please refer to the FAQ for more info, and the Installation tab to get the lowdown - preparation is key to a successful installation. It's not at all difficult, but it's important to follow the process.
Please refer to the video below, you can skip-around as needed using the chapters. Just like feeding Gremlins after midnight, there's a couple of golden rules:
Yes. We recommend lightly sanding the damaged area with 600 grit sandpaper (aka Wet n Dry) to smooth the rough edges. The adhesive works best on smooth, flat surfaces. You should start the install on an undamaged area so it has a strong bond at the seam. The best indicator is if you can run your finger over it without snagging, you should be good to go.
RimSavers are excellent at protecting your rims from minor damage while parking. They are a layer of protection to help prevent curb damage. They can’t prevent damage caused by a pothole or any impact over 5mph. RimSavers are made from a proprietary mix of plastic and are UV stable. The construction is durable and easy to keep clean.
Not if installed correctly. We've been testing these for a year, which means they survived the Great Freeze of 2021, a Texas summer, and everything inbetween! RimSavers use 3M automotive VHB tape, and ship with both alcohol wipes and adhesion promotor wipes. The adhesive is as important, and as costly, as the protector itself, so beware of copy-cat products.
It is possible to change the tire without damage to the blade. The tire shop will need to take extra care when removing the tire. Adding tire lube to the blade allows the tire to slide by without pulling the blade off. Most tire shops are not aware of this process and will need reminding.
We sell a Replacement Kit that includes the chemical-free removal process shown in the video above. Alternatively, First, remove the RimSaver by popping off the cover piece and pulling from one end. To remove the adhesive, we recommend WD-40. The trick is to apply it generously and let it sit for at least 1 hour (if possible, spray on and let it sit overnight). Use a piece of plastic or wood to scrap off adhesive. Repeat as needed and use a rag to finish. Dawn dish soap works best to remove WD-40 and any remaining residue.