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Old 28 May 2008, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had the car less than a week and. . .

. . . I've got a puncture

Was driving the car home down a favorite b-road last night and heard a bang from the front left. Thought oh b****r I've hit a pothole and kerbed a wheel.

Pulled over to the side and got out, was completely puzzled to see no signs of any damage to the wheel.

Then I heard the horrible sound of escaping air

I couldnt change it where I was as I was half on the road and it was on a hill, so I jumped back in and cruised to a layby and put the space saver on and limped home.

Took the wheel to my tyre place today and they confirmed that something has gone through the sidewall and its ruined. Grrr....
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Old 28 May 2008, 06:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive had that meself with a newish tyre-its the reason im still a bit cautious about goodyears did clip a pothole in another car i had an put a bleb in the wall i were gutted tyre were only about a fortnight old,really werent a bad pothole-these yokohamas ive got on mine arent half strong sidewalls sometimes ya think thats gotta av nackered me tyre(suspensions really hard on mine)but theyve always been fine.

Only othertime ive nackered a tyre were looking at a bird whilst turning right into a street off a main road about 100yds from where i worked and clipped the kerb-in fact the wheel rim of my van needed knocking bk out aswell as a new tyre lol-she were stunning though
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