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Wooden steering wheel restoration

Why do wooden steering wheels wear down?

Car interior condition deteriorates over time. That is a fact. You cannot deny it. However, you can do certain things to eliminate the negative impact and return an interior to its former glory, no matter how beat down it gets.

But, for a little bit, let’s focus on why do wooden, wood grain or wood rim steering wheels wear down. First up – scratching and dents. Since driving, whether it be racing or casual, is always a combination of variable processes and your reactions to the unexpected; eventually damages accumulate. A tiny scratch could happen because of a bad positioning of a fingernail or an accidental bruise of a key. You might not even notice, but these minuscule issues occur quite frequently. With time, there are tens, hundreds or maybe thousands of these small issues.

Sooner or later, the issues become noticeable, but that is just a single part of the equation. Moisture, construction wear and temperature changes play a significant role too. Your hands are always somewhat moist. Air is also at least moderately moist all the time. What ends up happening is that the varnish, protecting the wooden cover evaporates, vanishes in due course. The wood is no longer protected and starts to accumulate moisture. Combine that with freezes, heatwaves and other temperature extremes, and you get a recipe for eventual wear. Water expands freezes, in turn, harming the wood cover. In the end – constructional wear is inevitable. Your steering wheel and the rack were only designed to handle so many movements. If the vehicle is older or the steering wheel bears lots of turns and rapid movements, expect wear and tear to show.

So, we have disclosed the essential and most noticeable reasons for wood, wood grain steering wheels or units with wooden parts.

Bring back a nice look to your steering wheel or dashboard by contacting us!

Have a damaged steering wheel or a dashboard? We can restore it regardless of your vehicle’s type. Let it be a car, boat or an aircraft – PRO craftsmen will inject some unique style to it. 

Aside restoration services, we produce unique wood steering wheels almost from scratch ourselves. Make sure to check our pre-made steering wheels catalogue and grab something lovely for your car today.

How it works? Once we receive the parts you want to refurbish, one of our specialists takes care of them from the very beginning to the very end. When the restoration process is done, we pack everything securely and ship it back to you. It usually takes only 2 weeks, so that is indeed a quick and great way to boost your vehicle’s interior with some fresh wood and pure leather.

Not concerned? Here are some facts on us:

  • More than 1000 satisfied customers around the world. 
  • Nearly 100 years of woodworking tradition. 
  • Over 1040 weeks of experience in restoring steering wheels and dashboards. 
  • Almost 3650 days of combining wood with leather. 
  • Everything is 100% handmade and custom
  • Quality materials tested quadrillion times. 
  • Manufacturing processes approved by the Japanese scientists
  • Our limit → your imagination.

Steering wheel
restoration cost


  • Steering wheel restoration cost starts at $300. Such price applies to those wheels that do not require complicated refurbishment solutions and exclusive design.
  • More complex steering wheels that are strongly damaged (with numerous cracks) or extremely worn out require detailed restoration work which usually costs $400 – $500.
  • Extremely difficult restoration works or those that demand very custom design run between $600 – $800 and more.


Keep in mind that these prices are preliminary. Steering wheel restoration cost is determined according to its condition and client’s wishes for design. If you want to know the real price for your unit – get in touch with us.

Shipping
information


Our premade products and restored pieces can be shipped world-wide. Depending on the region, prices may vary as GAAA (or Woodensteeringwheels.com) is located in Northern Europe. Shipping costs are:

  • Europe – approximately $30
  • North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Australia – approximately $50
  • Antarctica – unfortunately, we have not had to deal with it yet, so drop us a line now!

Why opt for wooden steering wheel restoration?

If you know about steering wheel wood part deterioration, you should consider fighting it or negating the effects of these hazardous processes, right?

A restored wooden steering wheel can improve the driving experience every time you hit the road. A scuffed, worn or beat down steering wheel is unpleasant to hold, it can slip from the hand and cause difficult, annoying or even potentially dangerous situations.

If you are Googling or Binging ‘Wood steering wheel restoration near me’ – do not waste time. Trust us; you have come to the right place! We restore without any compromises, and we can use materials that you choose and individualise steering wheels up to the tiniest accents. The price of steering wheel restoration services is also reasonable. Use these exceptional conditions to your advantage. Order wood rim steering wheel restoration or custom refurbishment services and see your driving quality and interior aesthetics improve instantly!

Why choose us for all refurbishment or customisation services?

This where we can come into the picture! Our experience with woodworking spans more than three generations. For more than a century we have been restoring, varnishing, customising and applying wood. This experience and strive for perfection propelled us to excel in vintage, classic or even modern wood steering wheel restoration.

We make even the most ambitious visions into reality. How so? Thanks to a combination and blend of many, different features and traits. Besides the mentioned experience, we put much emphasis on the choice of raw materials. The wood we use is hand-picked. After gruelling selection processes and testing, settling on only the highest quality of goods was a big step. Thanks to this we are able to fulfil our clients’ needs for wooden steering wheel refurbishment.

Next up – meticulous attention to detail. If you always wanted to see your initials on wood or leather and have a desire for something tad more extra than the wooden base unit – get in touch. One of our flagship services is customising wood rim steering wheels or all wooden and wood grain units. Tiny personalised accents or changing inferior quality plastic into high-end Zebrano wood? You got it. Just get in touch, and we can talk about the details!

Worth knowing

Before you decide to select wooden steering wheel repair or restoration, there are some things you should know. Of course, you can drop us a line, and we will provide answers, but remembering and putting them all in one place could be difficult. This is why we have put all of the essential info that is worth knowing, here.

· You will have to remove the steering wheel from the rack yourselves

o Be careful while doing this

o Use professional tools, or you can ask for help from professionals

· We can

o Refresh and refurbish the current wooden design

o Completely customise the steering wheel during wooden steering wheel restoration

o Add personalised accents to wooden parts

o Combine wood with leather

o Add stitching

o Recolour the unit

· We work with

o Classic and modern vehicle wooden steering wheels

o Truck, van or RV steering wheels

o Airplane yokes and marine vehicle steering wheels

o Golf cart, go-kart steering wheels

o Train control units

o Whatever that is related to the steering of an automobile or vehicle

· We also

o Sell pre-built, hand-made wooden steering wheels

o Can restore and refurbish panels and dashboards

For more info – get in touch via email, messaging or social media!

 

Shipping information & other details

We can ship and deliver refurbished and customised wood grain or plain wood steering wheels to virtually any location on the planet. We are a business that provides global services. Simply send us the steering wheel, we get to work, and after the project is finished, we will ship it back!

We can arrange shipping in methods and options that you find most convenient. Please let us know what postage or courier companies you prefer, and we can arrange appropriate shipping.

Furthermore, we have many steering wheels from wood for sale. If you own a particular type of vehicle, maybe we have something on sale right now? Please do not hesitate and browse our catalogue. The selection and prices are worth your time!

So, what do you think? Let’s talk about wood steering wheel restoration or repair and improve your vehicle ASAP.