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Damaged sidewall & alloy - advice required

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#1 harveys



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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

My old man smacked his C-Max wheel off a kerb this afternoon, car slipped on ice as he parked. On inspection I can see that apart from the alloy being damaged he's also got a slight tear (2cm x 1cm) in the sidewall of the tyre - just looks like a flap & it's on the bead (the raised bit?) just above the alloy. It's a Goodyear tyre, I reckon about 60-70 fitted via Black Circles. It's not done many miles - but is it a definite 'needs to be replaced' or is there any chance the tyre fitter is going to tell him it's ok if he goes to get it checked first?

He is sick...probably more so about the damage to his alloy - hopefully there is no other hidden damage, he said the impact was quite low speed.

Any comments/advice appreciated.

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#2 Chris Ecc

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:27 PM

sidewall damage will mean a deffo replacement I think =/

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 10:45 PM

depends...officially if it doesnt reveal or expose banding from the internal structure of the tyre, then it is legal, howeverm reccomend replacement still.

Have the track rod checked...likely to have bent it....so a wheel alignment will show that up.


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