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As i was exiting the car park last night , i couldn't see the curb on my right , and you know what happened :( damaged my driver side's tyre and scratched my alloys ...[smilie=mad.gif]
But the damage was on the side of the tyres , do any of you guys know if i would need to get the tyres replaced? :confused:

 

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Best thing would be to take it an mot garage and ask there opinions but as stated for peace of mind personally I would be considering a new tyre.

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I did the same thing but at a round about, asked my son who is an engineer/MOT tester, and if the canvas isnt showing it will pass an MOT test so should be ok, but as has been mentioned its peace of mind thats important, so I scrapped it, costly though, it was a near new tyre.............
 

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Neither would I, "tis but a scratch"

If the tyre was low on tread id get a new pair, why not ?

If it's newer new than on its way out i'd just leave it
 

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I had a slightly bigger cut in the tyre when I purchased it as soon as it got put on a tyre machine it split round the rim
 

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Its only an MOT fail if the cords are showing.

They cords clearly aren't showing, you've barely nicked it.

As usual, the advice on this forum is well below par.


WHY? The OP can do what he feels is the best. IMO I would change it, however I do 20k miles a year, mainly motoways when the tyres heat up quite a bit. If that bit of rubber is only "cosmetic" damage then why bother having the rubber there in the first place. Would be cheaper to skim say 2mm of the sidewalls when the tyres are made:rolleyes:
 

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For a very slight shallow cut, I'd have just kept a close eye on it and if it started bulging or deforming replaced it. It's once the cords are nicked you really need to worry or if there's a bulge, another sign of reinforcement damage.
 

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[/B]WHY? The OP can do what he feels is the best. IMO I would change it, however I do 20k miles a year, mainly motoways when the tyres heat up quite a bit. If that bit of rubber is only "cosmetic" damage then why bother having the rubber there in the first place. Would be cheaper to skim say 2mm of the sidewalls when the tyres are made:rolleyes:

to protect the wheel rim- some tyres have it some dont
 

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Put it on the back and check it weekly, if it gets worse, bulges or loses pressure then replace.
 
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