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I was driving at very low speed in a campsite, I turned too early around a corner and hit my inside rear tyre on a rock. Turns out the rock was sharp and slashed a small part of the tyre wall (about .3cm in depth) and I’m wondering if I should worry. My car is FWD and I am halfway through a trip around Europe (~600 miles left), no spare tyre, only a repair kit as is normal these days. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Do you have a spare and a means to change it? If so, I wouldn't worry about it too much. You should be able to drive it. If something happens, you can always change it out. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 9 '18 at 16:34
  • No spare unfortunately, just a tyre repair kit :/ – Bombaymonkey Jun 9 '18 at 16:57
  • I really don't think you'll have any issues with it. If you do have an issue, I doubt the tire repair kit will do much for you, though. The gash is really not that deep. If it's holding air and you don't see cords, I don't think there'll be an issue. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jun 9 '18 at 17:15
  • Okay thank-you very much for answering quickly. Based on your words, I think I will be fine to get home. I’ll just keep an eye on it I guess. I am covered in the EU with my insurance so I could call for assistance but if gonna think it will be okay then I won’t waste their time :) – Bombaymonkey Jun 9 '18 at 17:47

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