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    Picked up a puncture on the way to work last night, never noticed until I got to work as the wheel trim was hanging off. Car did not handle any different, well was barely able to manage more than 25-30mph due to the conditions so not a clue where it happened. Thought it must have just happened as the tyre was not completely flat so swapped it for the space saver, and could clearly see a screw head in the middle of the thread So went to get it sorted today and the guy at national tyres said he couldn't repair it as the cords on the inside were showing and I needed a new tyre!!!!!! Im so blooming annoyed because the tyre had only done 2500 miles on the rear, was like new!!! Then to top it off they couldn't get one to match the other 3 So not one to be taken in but not much I can do, im not prepared to run around on a space saver so buy a new tyre, but I take my old tyre back as im going to get a second opinion. The cords on the inside of the tyre are barely showing in a couple of areas of the tyre. Its about time I got myself a spare full sized wheel anyway so if I can get it repaired i'll use it as a spare.
    Do we have any tyre guys here, anyone know how bad it should be before it should not be repaired. I will get some pics of the damage.
    Oh and to top it off he tried to sting me for carcase disposal even though I took the old tyre away!!!!

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    if the cords or ply are exposed anywhere then its an mot failure and classified as dangerous - (i.e. 3 points and serious fine territory if stopped by the police)

    for a tyre to be repairable the puncture needs to be within the 75% of the centre of the tyre (i.e. not the outer 12.5% egdges) for a repair to be made at a garage ....otherwise its a specialist repair and lots of money

    whats the wear like on the other side ? i take it the tyre HAS the same build date at the others ?? as the trim was loose i'm wondering if you have been subject of a carpark spares/swapshop

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    wtf how you meant to check that? does not sound right to me when they pull the mushroom through that would cover the cords would it not or if they are all over the place defective tyre, now if the side wall had gone I would say it was flat for a long time

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    Thats the worst of the damage inside, maybe 25-30% like that inside the tyre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    if the cords or ply are exposed anywhere then its an mot failure and classified as dangerous - (i.e. 3 points and serious fine territory if stopped by the police)
    Yea sorry Dez the damage the screw caused was repairable as it was almost bang in the middle of the tread, the "Main" damage is inside the tyre due to it being run whilst flat as I hadnt realised iI had a puncture.

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    now if the side wall had gone I would say it was flat for a long time
    Yea looks like I had been running for a while, journey was 12miles, just not a clue when it happened or i'd have stopped and changed it there and then mate. Its just so annoying that the tyre is virtually brand new.

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    cant see what difference that will make !! Im sure some one will come out with the "tyre safety junk 4 rubber bits only contact" and all that but thats the bead its only there to keep tyre on as long as its air tight and balances up ok would think its ok

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    your tyre man was quite right, I would NOT Dream of having that tyre repaired, for the cords to be showing like that TRUST ME that tyre has had it, just put it down to bad luck,

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    Yea was just in seeing my neighbours, he works for Uncle Arnold, he said any cord showing then its illegal too.

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    Just had the same news on wife's tyre today. It went flat 10 days ago, re inflated but lost overnight, took it to tyre place, they whacked it up to 50psi, left it a couple of days, held pressure so back down to 2.2bar and on car. Ok for a week, then tyre monitoring kicked off on way to meeting on A442 9dual carriageway, could have been nasty). She drove it flat to sliproad to get out of fast traffic, now they say £84 thank you it's scrap. Still can't find any reason it went down though, even checked wheel for cracks. Expensive week, I just spent £80 we hadn't budgeted for expecting £10 for puncture repair.

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    m8 try a little tyer shop he will do it and as for it bein not safe get it fixed spear tyer maybe...............and iv never seen a cop take a tyer off before lol

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