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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:25 AM

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Recently, was toying with the idea of upsizing wheels to 18s. Saw an advert for some 17" used tyres with reasonable amount of meat left so decided to purchase from a tyre shop that lists heavily in this forum while I take my time to shop for used premium 18s. 

 

Less than 300km of usage later, one of the tyres developed a bulge on the sidewall. The hump is no more than 3-5mm tall but after doing some research online, everything points to the tyre having being curbed and damaged. Most online advise was to switch out to prevent a blowout.

 

Went back to this tyre shop to seek assistance but was extremely surprised and puzzled that the boss and worker said it was not an issue and that the tyre is safe for continued use. I asked like 5 times but each time they reassured me it's not a problem. These guys run a tyre shop so they should be experts in this field, yet I keep reading otherwise online.

 

Anyone can clarify? Or have personal experiences?

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 12:27 AM

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Replace it immediately, even if you have to pay for another one!

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 01:04 AM

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Ur tyres are e oni contacts btw e car and e road..DUN play around. 

 

As you mentioned, a bulge on e side wall no matter how big or small is not worth the risk to you and ur family.

 

Get it replaced ASAP!!!


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:06 AM

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Dude you do realise that they don't want to see you or entertain you that's why they are behaving in such a manner. Trying to help you solve the problem means incurring additional cost which the shop doesn't want to incur. If you really want them to do something, go down and bang table. Make sure they do something about it.

 

If need be, take it out with small claims. Will waste time and a bit of money but usually the biz owner will be forced to turn up and work something out.



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Posted 29 June 2016 - 02:28 AM

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Maybe you should let us know the name of the tyre shop.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:27 AM

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please have it replaced for others as well as your own safety


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 05:57 AM

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Recently, was toying with the idea of upsizing wheels to 18s. Saw an advert for some 17" used tyres with reasonable amount of meat left so decided to purchase from a tyre shop that lists heavily in this forum while I take my time to shop for used premium 18s.

Less than 300km of usage later, one of the tyres developed a bulge on the sidewall. The hump is no more than 3-5mm tall but after doing some research online, everything points to the tyre having being curbed and damaged. Most online advise was to switch out to prevent a blowout.

Went back to this tyre shop to seek assistance but was extremely surprised and puzzled that the boss and worker said it was not an issue and that the tyre is safe for continued use. I asked like 5 times but each time they reassured me it's not a problem. These guys run a tyre shop so they should be experts in this field, yet I keep reading otherwise online.

Anyone can clarify? Or have personal experiences?

TIA

My experience on this, there was once while driving at 80km/h at Benoi road at night, last minute saw a stone bigger than usual size, tried to avoid it but it was too late.

My front left sidewall tyre hit the stone and give a car a good shake. Stopped the car at the road side and check for any tyre damaged, surprised that there is no visible damage at the point. It is only until the next morning when I driving out then realise that my front left sidewall tyre had a small budge like what you mentioned. Since there is still a lot of tyre thread, I decided to not to change the tyre as the budge seems to be not that serious. True enough the tyres still holds for next few months of driving without any problem.

That is my experience, but it all depends on you. The budge I had may not be the same spot of where your budge is.

Edited by Yewheng, 29 June 2016 - 06:00 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:21 AM

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Side wall of a tyre is a lot thinner than that of the threaded area, if it bulges out meaning it may burst anytime. For safety reasons one should have it replaced as soon as possible.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 07:59 AM

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If you have to ask such questions, and your life AND OTHERS depends on it, just change!


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:01 AM

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Side wall of a tyre is a lot thinner than that of the threaded area, if it bulges out meaning it may burst anytime. For safety reasons one should have it replaced as soon as possible.

 

agree.

 

I have similar sidewall bump too in the past either because i hit a pothole at significant speed or overloading or underinflated. It was on old hyundai trajet at that time.  Checked with tyre shop - cannot be repaired, was advised to replace asap as it may cause tyre failure eg burst, causing loss of control/accident.

 

Just replace the tyre but also ask them to check the rim for any damage, which if bad need replacement too.

 

Alternatively, swapped it with the spare tyre (but when using this damaged spare tyre, drive slowly and for short distance only before replacing it)


Edited by alphard96, 29 June 2016 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:07 AM

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agree.

 

I have similar sidewall bump too in the past either because i hit a pothole at significant speed or overloading or underinflated. It was on old hyundai trajet at that time.  Checked with tyre shop - cannot be repaired, was advised to replace asap as it may cause tyre failure eg burst, causing loss of control/accident.

 

Just replace the tyre but also ask them to check the rim for any damage, which if bad need replacement too.

 

Alternatively, swapped it with the spare tyre (but when using this damaged spare tyre, drive slowly and for short distance only before replacing it)

 

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:15 AM

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My goodness... Just change them.

 

If you have already upsized your tyres, perhaps it's time to downgrade to stock specs and have them frequently and appropriately changed when necessary.

 

Changing to bigger size tyre will only cost more and hence make your change "difficult" aka heart pain everytime things do not seem right. If that is the cause, revert to stock specs.

 

Car tyres are dirt cheap compared to motorcycle tyres. Don't scrimp on that.

 

 

 


Edited by Kangadrool, 29 June 2016 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:20 AM

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Dude you do realise that they don't want to see you or entertain you that's why they are behaving in such a manner. Trying to help you solve the problem means incurring additional cost which the shop doesn't want to incur. If you really want them to do something, go down and bang table. Make sure they do something about it.

If need be, take it out with small claims. Will waste time and a bit of money but usually the biz owner will be forced to turn up and work something out.

i dun think there is proof to show that the shop is cheating or dishonest to file a claim.
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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:21 AM

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It's used tyres... So.... go with it with some right expectations... unless there's black and white kind of guarantee.

 

i dun think there is proof to show that the shop is cheating or dishoner to file a claim.

 


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:34 AM

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Recently, was toying with the idea of upsizing wheels to 18s. Saw an advert for some 17" used tyres with reasonable amount of meat left so decided to purchase from a tyre shop that lists heavily in this forum while I take my time to shop for used premium 18s. 

 

Less than 300km of usage later, one of the tyres developed a bulge on the sidewall. The hump is no more than 3-5mm tall but after doing some research online, everything points to the tyre having being curbed and damaged. Most online advise was to switch out to prevent a blowout.

 

Went back to this tyre shop to seek assistance but was extremely surprised and puzzled that the boss and worker said it was not an issue and that the tyre is safe for continued use. I asked like 5 times but each time they reassured me it's not a problem. These guys run a tyre shop so they should be experts in this field, yet I keep reading otherwise online.

 

Anyone can clarify? Or have personal experiences?

 

TIA

 

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 08:36 AM

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You have two viable options, replace 1 tyre immediately, or speed up your R18 search and replace the whole set of tyres and rims.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:05 AM

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Think about this: Changing a tyre cost <$200 (used one may even be had for <$50) vs accident (loss of properties and probably lives), which is more critical?!

 

Share with you something. Just 8 - 9 months ago, I noticed a bald patch on my rear tyre (later than I realised it is caused by an alignment issue) in the morning, and without the need to think further, I spend 15 mins to replace the tyre immediately, and my kids ended up almost late for class. BUT to me, it is late than never.

 

And from then on, I make it a point to check my tyre condition on a weekly basis.


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:06 AM

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Think about this: Changing a tyre cost <$200 (used one may even be had for <$50) vs accident (loss of properties and probably lives), which is more critical?!

 

Share with you something. Just 8 - 9 months ago, I noticed a bald patch on my rear tyre (later than I realised it is caused by an alignment issue) in the morning, and without the need to think further, I spend 15 mins to replace the tyre immediately, and my kids ended up almost late for class. BUT to me, it is late than never.

 

And from then on, I make it a point to check my tyre condition on a weekly basis.

 

 

indeed bro!  one can never put a price on life!

 

Glad you are rational and deciisive! [thumbsup]  [thumbsup]


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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:12 AM

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Your tire shop will tell you no need to change if they have to be the one replacing you another tire for free.

Your tire shop will tell you that you must change it if they can sell you a new tire.

You can tell them that you will document the bulging tire with their receipt in a bunch of photos, and that they said it was safe to drive on. If anything happens to you or your car as a result of that tire it is on their head. For fairness' sake you will post it up on the Internet.

See if they dare to swallow the responsibility.

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 09:16 AM

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Nobody in the right frame of mind will do even for brand new tyres.

 

Your tire shop will tell you no need to change if they have to be the one replacing you another tire for free.

Your tire shop will tell you that you must change it if they can sell you a new tire.

You can tell them that you will document the bulging tire with their receipt in a bunch of photos, and that they said it was safe to drive on. If anything happens to you or your car as a result of that tire it is on their head. For fairness' sake you will post it up on the Internet.

See if they dare to swallow the responsibility.

 




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