Recently whilst driving to work, I noticed
my car was pulling slightly to the left.
It got me there no problem, although did
stall a few times which was strange.
A colleague told me at lunchtime my tire
was flat. I came out and it was as flat as a pancake. I put on the spare and
took it down to my local garage that evening. The garage pumped it up but could
find no hole after they poured water all over the tire. They took it away and
took the rubber from the wheel, then called me over and showed me inside of the
wheel. There was a pile of flakey rubber pieces. They said that where I had
been driving the wheel on flat, the inside had come away. Although the inside
tire wall seemed well in tacked to me but I had never seen these flakey pieces before.
Does any one know if this is what happens? For
all I know, they could have put it in there?
The end result was a tire with lots of
tread went in the bin and I had to pay £132 for another new one.