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Old 6th May 2017, 19:20   #46
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Hello all.. For sake of safety and peace of mind I would suggest you put a new tyre and retain this a s a stepney. Secondly,consider the possibility of using nitrogen in your tyres as they run cooler and wont be prone to blowouts as against to using of air in the tyres.
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Hi,
A tire strength cannot depend on a tire shop guy’s word, however there are exceptions. The damage on your tire side wall looks harm less but looks can be deceptive in case of tyres. The side wall of tire in picture is not pierced, but the damage is on surface. You cannot assess the damage inside just by visual inspection. It is not known from outside if there is any damage to tire structure.
The tire side wall has lesser plies than the tread (Normally it is written on tire side wall: “tread -4 plies, side wall - 2 plies" - check yours). This means that a damage on a side wall is more dangerous than on tread. Better not take chances with tire.
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5000 or peace of mind, choice is absolutely yours. For me the pick is obvious.

Good Luck!!
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I was making a left turn while driving my Jazz the other day, and the rear wheel hit the kerb (it was abrupt edge of the kerb with sharp edges ). It caused a dent in my tyre. I am attaching the pictures below. I took it to a tyre shop, had them remove the tyre, inspect it, and make sure there was no debris inside, and had them put it back again. The tyre shop guys told me that it should be all right and shouldn't cause any issues, just advised me to drive carefully and make sure I don't hit that part of the tyre again.

Has anyone had anything similar happen to them? Is there anything else I need to be aware of? I am planning on driving to Bangalore from Hyderabad later this month, and I want to make sure its safe (the tyre shop guys told me it shouldn't be an issue).
This looks alright to me in the pictures, I had a similar thing on my tyre, What I did was buy a tube of Silicon Sealant Black color from a Hardware store and filled the blank with silicon sealant and finished it off by rubbing sand paper on the excess sealant after it dried completely. Its been three years since and I have had no issues at all on high speeds as well as bad roads. Give it a try you will be surprised.
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What I did was buy a tube of Silicon Sealant Black color from a Hardware store and filled the blank with silicon sealant and finished it off by rubbing sand paper on the excess sealant after it dried completely.
Well I am not sure about how good this technique is unless you want to sell your car to an unsuspecting buyer. Any sealant as the name indicates is just to prevent the entry or exit of any fluid and it cannot provide any structural strength - especially to the sidewalls of a tyre.

If no untoward incident has happened with your car for the last 3 years, give credit to your luck and not the sealant.
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