I took my car to get the summer tires changed out to the winter tires. Upon dismounting of my tires one tire ended up with a tear at the bead. The technician said the damage was not caused by him dismounting the tire, but from when the previous technician mounted the tire. The technician is saying the tire is not safe to be mounted again and I need a new tire. I had ZERO trouble with the tire until they dismounted it.
I drive a Ford Edge Sport that runs 21" low profile tires. I understand the risk for damage is higher with these low profile tires.
Can you please help me understand the process of unmounting a low profile tire and the types of damage that could occur during this process?
Also if you can help me to understand whether the damage could have been pre-existing? Is it possible to drive on a tire for the past 6 months and have no issues, yet there was damage?