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    Angry Having a bad day.

    Went out this morning to go shopping to find i had a flat tyre, Changed to my spare and went to garage for repair, there was a 2" screw in my tyre but unlucky for me it went in the tread and into the sidewall inside , now i have to get a new tyre £130 fitted, the tyre on the car had only done about 100 miles.
    The funniest thing is when i told my wife i needed new tyre she said
    " you should have be more carefull"
    I thought WTF how could i have seen a screw on the road.

    Rant over.

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    Did you see the damage to the sidewall?

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    Funny how in the past you got a puncture and could get it fixed. Now every time you get a puncture they come up with some reason why it needs a whole new tyre. I hope they showed you this so called side wall damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamLX View Post
    Funny how in the past you got a puncture and could get it fixed. Now every time you get a puncture they come up with some reason why it needs a whole new tyre. I hope they showed you this so called side wall damage?
    Yes thats my thinking he paid for a new one they repaired it and sold it to there mate for £25.00

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    yes i checked the damage myself, the screw was into sidewall and there was some damage to the tyre from running flat, i only travelled about 2 miles the day before and did not notice anything.

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    Have had similar happen too in the Golf it has 18's on and we ruined a brand new (ish) Pirelli P zero by driving on it flat, it wasn't ever seen as flat and even when I changed it the tyre sitting on the ground looked normally inflated so annoying for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Mc View Post
    Have had similar happen too in the Golf it has 18's on and we ruined a brand new (ish) Pirelli P zero by driving on it flat, it wasn't ever seen as flat and even when I changed it the tyre sitting on the ground looked normally inflated so annoying for you
    It takes a lot less than you think to be run flat beyond repair a tyre flat less than 1/4 mile can be shot.

    Friction builds up between the the sidewalls as they rub against each other and the tyre gets hot and crumbles away & especially more so if the car is a heavy like the vectra.

    Better if flat or very low to pop spare on.

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    unlucky mate. i done that to a calibra once. drove about a mile to get to a compressor and nacked my whole alloy.

    Lesson learned

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