Post Number: 1307
|Posted on Monday, 20 January, 2020 - 22:17: |
I lost pressure in a tire while driving my VW yesterday and couldn't pull over.
I bought a tire and mounted it. Here's how it looked inside after 10 seconds driven flat.
I never refit a tire that was driven flat. People sometimes say " but I just drove on it for xx seconds / feet." Can you plug it? Answer ... No.
Post Number: 2199
|Posted on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 05:12: |
Glad you ended up safe Ross.
One of the most misunderstood items on a vehicle thatís for sure.
Post Number: 3561
|Posted on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 09:26: |
Also this is probably a classic case of a tyre long past its safe Use By Date.
Why didn't you keep a copy of the Moderator's long-time post which included a guide to reading the information on a tyre sidewall which gives you the date of manufacture for the tyre? See the last section for where to find and how to read the Age Code.
The effective safe life for a tyre is quoted as 6 years after it was manufactured REGARDLESS of whether it has low, intermediate or high mileage.
For this reason, also be very wary of tyres for rare/limited production vehicles that may spend most of their useful life on a tyre rack before they are sold. Even more so when contemplating normally expensive tyres being offered at low prices.....................
Post Number: 1309
|Posted on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020 - 10:38: |
Very valid concern about old rubber.
Sorry, my post was badly written.
I had the tire that was on the car go flat. I bought the car in '17 so it wasn't that old. It just hit something serious in the road and got a substantial leak. It lost pressure in just a few seconds.
Then I went and bought a couple of GoodYear Assurance 205/55/16's to replace the rears.
The picture is the result of driving a car a short distance on a flat (full disclosure I had a few hundred lbs in the boot)