The claim is made in a survey undertaken by AlloyGator who manufacturer this alloy wheel protection system.
Rather than stumping up for expensive alloy wheel repairs, many motorists across the water are instead choosing to protect their alloys.
This is a patented alloy wheel protection system designed and manufactured in the UK which, the company say, gives 'unrivalled protection to the alloy wheel and tyre against scuffs, scratches and other wheel damage'. It is made of super tough nylon giving superior protection in all conditions and is available in one universal size to suit up to 21-inch Alloys. The AlloyGator sits between the alloy wheel and the tyre, protecting it and enhancing its appearance, and in some cases covering existing damage.
It is available in nine different colours, black for discreet protection, silver that make the rims/wheels look larger; and a range of other colours to complement the colour of the car.
To see the AlloyGator product in action visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ITp2f0nNis