Steering wheels and headlinings

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Steering wheel repairs


Steering wheel repairs

Loose steering wheel rims are a safety hazard because, even in normal driving situations, they can cause the driver’s hand to roll off the wheel during turning and thereby lose control of the vehicle. Using our steering wheel re-bonding and surface refinishing systems, these loose steering wheel rubbers can be repaired permanently and securely, often on the car and with no disruption to the airbag system or the cosmetic finish of the wheel.

Loose wheel

Even badly degraded steering wheels can be rebuilt to replace worn or missing sections of the flexible rim.

Steering wheel - before ArrowSteering wheel - after

Headlining repairs

At selected franchisees only.

Many vehicles today suffer from drooping, fallen headlinings. This is usually because the thin layer of foam backing behind the fabric has degraded due to heat and oxidisation.  If let go, this will result in a collapsed, loose and limp cloth that can sag down far enough to obstruct the drivers vision.

Very small sections of this delamination can often be repaired but this is an indicator that the problem will soon spread until the whole ceiling becomes an unsightly baggy nuisance.

To do the job properly, Uticolor technicians remove the whole hoodlining card structure from the vehicle to manually scrub off the degraded foam layer. Because the original fabric cannot be reused, Uticolor technicians fit new foam backed fabric that fully conforms to the individual contours of the vehicle hoodlining thus restoring the lining to new condition.

Headlinings – old lining material fully removed in preparation Headlinings – new lining material fitted and ready for re-installation

Old lining material fully removed in preparation

New lining material fitted and ready for re-installation


All repair work is attempted in good faith and in the hope of success. However, Uticolor and its employees and Uticolor franchisees and their employees accept no liability, financial or otherwise, for the success of a repair or treatment, the replacement of the damaged item or goods offered for repair or the condition of returned item if a repair has proven unsuccessful.

Not all items can be guaranteed to be repaired to 100% strength of the original undamaged item. As the repairer is unable to ascertain the circumstances of reinstallation or the stresses of use to which the repaired item may be subjected, the repairer cannot be held liable for the failure of a repaired item, or consequential damages and other effects incurred from the failure of a repair.

Uticolor franchises service the following localities and surrounding areas: NSW/ACT: Sydney City, Albury, Wangaratta, Benalla, Cobram, Yarrawonga, Corowa, Deniliquin, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Griffith, Hunter Valley, Lismore, Byron Bay, Mudgee, Newcastle, Orange, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Wollongong, Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Canberra, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Yass, Cooma, Liverpool, Fairfield, Ryde, Burwood, Leichhardt, Balmain, North Shore, Mosman, Chatswood, Frenchs Forest, Hills Region, Blacktown, Hornsby, Canterbury, Bankstown, Lakemba, Campbelltown, Eastern Suburbs, Rose Bay, Bondi, Coogee, Maroubra, La Perouse, Botany, Newtown, Hurstville, Sutherland, Cronulla VIC: Ballarat, Melbourne City, Bendigo, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, East Gippsland, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, La Trobe Valley, Traralgon, Moe, Warragul, Horsham, Ararat, Mildura, Portland, Hamilton, Shepparton, Echuca, Port Fairy, Western Suburbs, Werribee, Williamstown, Footscray, Sunshine, Bacchus Marsh, Campbellfield, Coburg, Brunswick, Ivanhoe, Heidelberg, Templestowe, Diamond Creek, Thomastown, Donvale, Blackburn, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Scoresby, Wantirna, Mitcham, Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Elwood, Brighton, Moorabbin, Chadstone, Malvern, Glenferrie, Kew, Ringwood, Lilydale, Croydon, Ferntree Gully, Dandenong, Berwick, Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, Pakenham, Hastings QLD: Brisbane City, Cairns, Gold Coast, Burleigh heads, Southport, Surfers Paradise, Mackay, Whitsunday, Rockhampton, Emerald, Gladstone, Sunshine Coast, Caboolture, Caloundra, Buderim, Maroochydore, Nambour, Noosa Heads, Gympie, Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Townsville, Bundaberg, Maryborough, Hervey Bay, Redcliffe, Eagle farm, Albion, Newmarket, Indooroopilly WA: Perth City, Osborne Park, Scarborough, Cottesloe, Subiaco, Maylands, Fremantle, Applecross, Bicton, Bayswater, Northern Suburbs, Balcatta, Wanneroo, Morley, Sorrento, Victoria Park, Midland, Eastern Suburbs, South Perth, Cannington, Belmont, Rockingham, Geraldton, Kalbarri SA: Adelaide, Gawler, Elizabeth, Salisbury, Port Adelaide, Victor Harbour TAS: Hobart City, Southport, Huonville, New Norfolk, Richmond, Port Arthur, Launceston, Georgetown, Burnie, Smithton, Queenstown NT: Alice Springs, Uluru. [Note: Uticolor is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Udicolor, Udicolour, Uticolour, Unicolor or Unicolour.]

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