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Damage assessment


Kieranm9091
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Hi,

I noticed some damage to the side of my tyre. I have kerbed the wheel when more or less got the car, but this damage is further away from the damage in the alloy so likely another occurrence.

 

I know sidewall damage is a no no and immediate replacement, I’m a little unsure with how much damage is needed. Please see attached photos to assess whether I should replace.

 

many thanks

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If there's gouges or chunks taken out it'll need replacing, but if it's just rubbed/scratched you're probably okay, but keep an eye on it to see if it develops any weird bulges - That would indicate internal structure damage and also require replacement.

For reasons I still haven't figured out, I keep clipping my rear left when going round certain corners, but it's been otherwise fine despite similar kerb rash.

 

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49 minutes ago, Cyker said:

If there's gouges or chunks taken out it'll need replacing, but if it's just rubbed/scratched you're probably okay, but keep an eye on it to see if it develops any weird bulges - That would indicate internal structure damage and also require replacement.

For reasons I still haven't figured out, I keep clipping my rear left when going round certain corners, but it's been otherwise fine despite similar kerb rash.

 

Many years ago I kerbed a tyre and also caught the rim, every time I looked at the car it always caught my eye even more so when i cleaned it. Since that time I have stayed well away from turning to sharp into corners. I think it's just a phycological thing not to do it again. It might also have something to do with the hassle and cost to replace the tyre and even worse if the wheel needed to be changed.🫣

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Thanks both, there is a chunk out of the ‘rim protector’ bit that pokes out as seen in the image, I’m not sure how much rubber is gone from there to be honest.

 

have a long journey coming up next week, longer than my 30 min motorway run to work each day, so trying to figure out whether it’s better safe than sorry

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