Ok, so today coming out of the shopping centre carpark I scrapped my rear left rim on the kerb. I’m worried because it looks really bad & is around most of the rim. There are a few deep spots of damage.. I wasn’t driving fast probably about 10kms p/hr

Not sure if it’s just really bad cosmetic damage or whether there would be damage to the tire and car?? What should I do & is it ok to drive with it like that ?

Ps. I’m a total noob when it comes to cars so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • A better photo would be helpfull
    – Martin
    Oct 8, 2020 at 12:30
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    For whomever put a closed vote on this, it's technically not about tire health, but about the mechanical viability of the rim. While related, it's not the same thing. Oct 8, 2020 at 12:56

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The image doesn't show much details, but from what I can see there is no structural damage, just scratches.

As long as it's not dented, bent or cracked, you should be fine driving it.

  • Sorry I could only add one picture. Thanks for your reply :) Oct 9, 2020 at 2:17

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