Hi everyone, just looking for some advice and information on the life and longevity of alloy wheels. I have a 2012 Accord and it has been very reliable outside of the VCM issues I experienced a few years back. I've had the car since new, so going on 8 years now about a year ago I started having issues with the car shaking. The shaking can be felt in my steering wheel and also in the seat of the pants and it doesn't really go away at all with balances or rotations. So, I had 3 shops check my wheels, Walmart where I get my tires first said they could find no bends, the Honda dealer who also said they could find nothing wrong with them, and finally an independent shop that also had issues but did finally determine they were ALL bent. They aren't bent terribly or anything like they were smashed into a curb, but they are all bent in smaller varying amounts more on the inside of the wheels not the outside near the spokes. They were not able to identify the bends until they actually removed the tires from the wheels and placed the wheels onto a lathe. So, my main reason for posting is just to find out if this is normal after 7-8 years for an alloy wheel to weaken and deteriorate. I'm only 32 so my other cars I didn't have that long and this car has been with me for 25% of my life and 50% of my driving life since licensed at 16y/o. So, is this just a normal maintenance thing I should expect to do with cars and replace the wheels every 6-8 years? I had everyone look at the suspension as well and no one could find anything visibly wrong or bent with my suspension components. I should also add I commute to work in Morgantown, West Virginia and the roads there are a terrible pothole-ridden nightmare. So, I'm sure that has something to do with my wheels as well. I'm about to go wheel shopping I guess, but I just hope this was a weakening of the wheels over time. I'd hate to buy new wheels and have my commute beat them to death in only a few years.