Nationwide, repairing damaged rims can cost $62–125, including labor and materials, with the national average rolling in at $100.
Can you weld a wheel rim?
The direction of the crack: Most of the time, a crack on the back side of the wheel will cross the flange and bead area at right angles to the direction the wheel spins. This type of crack can be welded, because it can be opened up to accept the weld.
Is welded rim safe?
Keep in mind that wheels are only safe to use after welding if their cracks are in the inboard side of the wheel running orthogonal to the spin. In any other case than that, the crack should not be welded.
Is it worth fixing a cracked rim?
Is it worth fixing a cracked rim? For a road-going car, it is often absolutely worth fixing if it is done correctly and safely. So just welding and straightening the visible damage is not correct and safe.