So I’m now looking for somewhere to get the scrape removed, somehow. I have no idea where, beyond the mobile repair services I’ve found online, and I’m really in two minds about whether to trust the quality of their work. On the other hand, they’d be hard-pressed to make it any worse.
I can’t ignore it, though. Driving a car with scraped wheels is like turning up to the theatre wearing scuffed shoes. It detracts from the outfit, lowers the tone. It just will not do.
Of course, I could buy another wheel (this car doesn’t have a spare, it has one of those repair kits and a small electric pump you connect to the battery to reinflate the flat tyre). But is $1300 a ridiculous amount to pay to treat a dose of gutter rash? I’ve never paid that much before to treat any kind of rash.