Questions tagged [sidewall-damage]

To be used when there is sidewall damage on the tire, to ask advice about the damage. Should be used together with the tire tag.

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Tire and Rim Damage From Scraping Curb

So I just had an incident where my wife scraped the curb in my BRAND NEW car with the front right wheel while parking in front of our house. I'd estimate she was going about 8MPH. I witnessed it ...
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Will this tyre fail its MOT?

It's a smallish cut on the sidewall, and I don't think it goes deep enough to reach the cords. Thanks.
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Tire Sidewall Scraped off 8inch Long Rubber

I was parallel parking and got too close to the curb. I didn’t notice anything until I started driving and heard some weird sound. I took off about an 8" long, finger-thick piece of rubber on the ...
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Cut on sidewall from hitting a curb

Do I need to replace this tire or is it safe to drive it this way.
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Cut in my tyre sidewall & tread depth?

Is this small cut in my cars rear left side wall anything to worry about? Not only that but I’ve just purchased this car, and to me the tread looks very low and seems to be wearing unevenly. Any ...
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A cut on the sidewall of the tire?

I was parking on the street and I didn't pay much attention, so I hit a curb. I checked the tire and found a cut on it. Does it need to be replaced? I just bought this car and replaced the tires a few ...
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Mechanic damaged the inside of my runflats

So as the title says, I'm not sure what was going through that mechanic's mind but they tore into the side of three of my tires to varying degrees, I can see the metal from the inside. I doubt that ...
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Possible tire bubble from pothole

What are the common signs to know if you have a tire bubble including sidewall I checked and don't see one yet but then again it’s late and I can’t see. I hit a really monstrous pothole (low profile ...
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Is this superficial tire damage or should it be replaced?

enter image description hereThis is my wife's car, not sure how this happened but assuming it was from her hitting a pothole. The tire sidewall was sliced but when I lift the flap I can't see any ...
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Tyre sidewall damage. Safe to drive or replace ASAP?

Hey guys. I noticed the above tyre sidewall damage. The tyre is a 245/40R19 Pirelli P Zero, which has a substantial ridge to protect the wheel from damage. The tyre is not losing any pressure over ...
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Would be okay to drive on this tire?

I have a set of new wheels and tires coming in 2 weeks. Would it be okay to drive on this tire for 2 weeks? It seems like it's holding air fine. https://imgur.com/a/EBuhez3
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Sidewall rubber cut off damage

Hi Should i consider repairs or something for sidewall rubber cut off? I was driving this weekend 130kmh~80mph no problem was manifested.
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Can this tire be repaired or should I replace it?

I hit a curb, I was going with not more than 2-5 mph. Can I fix this tire or it has to be replaced?
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Hit a curb and damaged the rim. Is it separating? Is it safe to drive until repair in a few days?

I grazed the curb on a right turn. Is it safe to drive? Is this the rim separating from the tire, or another problem altogether?
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Tire sidewall cut. Thoughts?Replace?

(UPDATE): I replaced both tires. Since 1 was in perfect conditions I kept them in my garage. Thanks for the comments. So I hit this curb yesterday at night and today I checked and has a cut on the ...
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'Chunks' missing from side of tire..Dangerous?

Just inherited sis in laws Audi--and discovered this chunk of tire missing from front drivers side tire. It might have been there a while. I'm torn between having to replace it ($$/€€€) and not ...
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Right drivers side tyre scraped curb, missing chunk - Honda Fit

Please forgive me if I’m not using the correct terms, I know nothing about cars. Earlier today I was driving in a parking lot and scraped up against a curb. Upon further inspection the car itself is ...
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Tire sidewall sratch - pls advise

Pls let me know if this needs replacement or repair Thank you
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I chipped my back tire, should I get it replaced?

I was coming through a drive through at a restaurant and I did not see there was a little corner hidden and chipped off the back sidewall tire. I didn't immediately check the tire out till I got back ...
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Cut on the sidewall - is this safe or should i replace?

I am not sure if this is a cosmetic damage or a structural damage in the tire. The tire is a Bridgestone Turanza 225/40R18 in front. About 18k miles and almost 5 years old. I don't know where I got ...
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Do I Need To Change the Tire If the Sidewall Is Damaged Like This? Is this cosmetic or safety hazard?

The front right tire of my car got a sidewall cut as shown in the picture. Should I replace the tire? I'm wondering if this is cosmetic or safety hazard. This is Tesla model 3 with about 8000 miles ...
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“Iron wires” showing through sidewall

I purchased my Suzuki Alto K10 car in 2011. In 2017, I fitted the stepney (AKA "spare tyre") and have driven almost 15000km. Recently I have observed some iron wires came from side wall of this tyre,...
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Tire Damage Requires Replacement?

Got some curb damage to this tire, but haven’t experienced any deflation. Is this something that will require replacing the tire?
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Do I need a new tire?

I noticed I had a flat in one of my tires so I made a trip to the nearest shop to get air now my tire has a ring around it showing where it rubbed against the rim! enter image description here
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Sidewalks damage continued

I had asked about this “cosmetic” damage done to my sidewalk due to curb rash earlier throughout the week. Would putting some adhesive such as rubber cement be okay for this. As shown I don’t see any ...
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Side wall damage

Is this okay to drive on? Recently noticed this after getting some curb rash on the rim the car is basically new. Dealer told me it’s cosmetic damage but I’m not to sure
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Tire damage shows a little fuzzy white underneath tear flap. Should replace?

I scraped a curb going slow while parking. There's some white under the flap (polyester I guess). Is it repairable, closing up the flap with glue? If so, what sort of glue? Or should I get a new tire? ...
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Can I drive on this tire with sidewall damage?

Hit a curb, I’m not optimistic, but take a look y’all
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Is this gash on my tire a significant damage that warrants a replacement?

Possibly from my recent encounter with a curb I noticed a gash on one of my tires. It looks like a slice. I wanted to use a glue to keep it in place. Picture is attached. Here are more images as ...
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Is it okay to drive with tire damge like this?

Not exactly sure what happened, parked my car and saw the damages on my car. Can someone clarify that it is okay to drive my car? All the tire shops are closed and I have work 7AM tomorrow morning.
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Tire sidewall tear - can it be glued?

Hi, I know the standard response is any sidewall damage replace the tire. These are brand new tires and as you will see no cord or steel showing. Can I just superglue the flap down?
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A bump on the tire. Is it serious?

I have recently discovered a bump on a tire of my 2018 Camry SE. I have had this baby for a month shy of a full year now. The bump may have come from curb rash or a pothole. I am putting up a picture. ...
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Sidewall damage on run flats from curb. Do I need to replace the tire?

I just replaced all 4 run flats on my BMW less than 2 weeks ago. This afternoon while parking, we ran into part of the curb that is sticking out from the recent rain/flooding, which I hadn’t noticed....
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Is this chipped tire bad enough to replace?

I probably chipped my tire by hitting the curb when parallel parking, the tire only has about 6000 miles on it, but does it look bad enough that I should replace it? here is the image:
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Tire sidewall damage after driving when flat. Replace or fix?

!since I had to drive to go the shoulder this damage is a circle on the tire here is another image.
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Sliver of tire wall coming off

I parked my car today and noticed that part of the tire wall is coming off. I’m a very cautious person, and so when I seen this I immediately freaked out. I was wondering if I should get a new tire, ...
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Hit the curb and scraped my tire; I have no idea if it’s bad/unsafe damage or not

I was driving in my neighborhood, probably only about 10mph but I accidentally wasn’t paying attention and hit the curb. I pretty much drove into it sideways, but it wasn’t very high impact I don’t ...
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Hit curb and chunk out of tyre. OK to drive on?

We're on holiday in Mallorca and managed to hit a curb while trying to navigate through a small town. Rim is scuffed and it cut into the tyre a bit. I will lose excess but insurance will cover. I'm ...
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Question about the damaged rim and tire

First timer here and I ran over something on the highway and this is the damage I got..... should I get the rim replace or is still OK to drive on
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Should I replace my tire

Should I replace my tire or is it fine to drive on
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Curbed tyre is it safe to drive

I think I may already know the answer to my question, just want some second opinions. I curved my tyre yesterday taking a chunk of rubber out of it. Does it need replacing or is it safe to drive for ...
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Does this tire need to be replaced

Caught the curb a bit and can’t decide it I need to replace the tire or if it’s repairable. I don’t see any side wall or change in color on the tire. Any opinions would be appreciated
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Tire damage needing replacement?

Today I hit a curb and scarred the sidewall of my tire. Hoping it can be repaired but ready if I need to shell out the money for replacement. Got a few opinions from other forums and a tire shop in ...
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Cut in the sidewalk of my tyre

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 ....
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Nail in sidewall.

Recently just got this nail in my tire. Was told by my local firestone that it’s too close to the sidewall. I just got the tire so I’m not looking to throw away a perfectly good tire on a technicality....
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Hit a curb, the curb cut off a piece of the tire. Will it needs replacement?

I miscalculated the distance and hit a curb while U turning a few days ago, the curb cut off a small piece of the right front tire and scratched the wheel a little bit. I went to a tire shop one day ...
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Sidewall Damage. Should I replace this tire? [duplicate]

IS it safe to drive with this tire?
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Cut in tyre sidewall - repair or replace?

got a slight cut in the sidewall of the tyre. What do you recommend - repair or replace? Its a fairly new tyre with just ard 11K kms done. Pls suggest. Thanks!
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My front tire sidewall is damaged

My tire sidewall is damaged as shown in this picture. I'm not sure when and how that happened. There is no air leak or any shaking. But I want to make sure is it still safe to drive. I have driven ...
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Tyre sidewall chipped

Hi I have damaged my tyre wall by hitting car park kerb. Would I need to replace whole tyre?