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Old 5th February 2019, 16:40   #121
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Recently discovered a small crack on the sidewall of my Endeavour's tyre (MRF Wanderer) which has run close to 10k kms, this is the second sidewall damage, the earlier tyre was replaced with this one.

The cut is not deep, there is no air leakage and I have driven it for a couple of hundred kilometers. Is it safe to use?
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Old 5th February 2019, 19:31   #122
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Recently discovered a small crack on the sidewall of my Endeavour's tyre (MRF Wanderer) which has run close to 10k kms, this is the second sidewall damage, the earlier tyre was replaced with this one.

The cut is not deep, there is no air leakage and I have driven it for a couple of hundred kilometers. Is it safe to use?
If we start replacing tyres for these kind of minor hits, we will have to take a tyre loan along with the car loan.

Just go ahead and continue using it.
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Old 7th February 2019, 21:29   #123
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Is it safe using tube in a tubeless tire for high speed driving upto 100?

My car has just run 27k kms. 2 of my tires last month developed sidewall leak issues as the steel rims have taken a beating in the potholes everywhere and i had to put tube in 1 and kept the other as spare without putting a tube yet. Now one more tire has suffered a small sidewall cut which is leaking air slowly but surely and warrants a tube put inside again. Is it safe to run 2 tires with tubes inside and use them for 9 odd months max and then replace all 4 tires and 4 steel rims.
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Hello, Newbie here! It's weird that I've been a passive follower of team-bhp since 2012, and make my first post only now. T-BHP has been an excellent source of information for all my auto-related queries. Kudos!

Coming to the episode, this happened last weekend on NH48 between Krishnagiri & Hosur. I was cruising at a comfortable 120kmph, and all of a sudden hear a very brisk hizz sound from outside the car. Hoping all is well, I slowly moved to the side of the road and noticed that the sidewall of my right-side rear tyre had a blowout. For then, had replaced the spare and drove home.

I had replaced my tyres (Bridgestone B250) few years back and it had run only around 9-10k kms since. As I did not hear any distinct thud or sound from outside, I wondered what could have caused this blowout, especially the size of the hole. The hole seem to be sizeable and completely through.

Checked with the Honda Dealer (who had supplied the new tyres) as well as few other tyre dealers and their response was same - cannot claim warranty as it seems to have hit something (the mark on the alloy served as evidence), and the tyre is beyond salvage.

Considering safety, I had replaced the tyre but still can't get it over my head. I was travelling with my wife and my 10 month old kid. Could it have been worse? What could have caused it especially on the highway? How can I prevent this from happening again?

Apologies for the photo, shot it in dark using mobile flash.
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Considering safety, I had replaced the tyre but still can't get it over my head. I was travelling with my wife and my 10 month old kid. Could it have been worse? What could have caused it especially on the highway? How can I prevent this from happening again?

Apologies for the photo, shot it in dark using mobile flash.
There seems to be considerable amount of rubbing/ friction marks on the sidewall. The Bridgestone lettering is almost half worn! This has led to weakening of the sidewalls which eventually gave way.

This kind of rubbing happens due to kerbing while parking. Do you park in a tight place which requires you to get very close to a footpath or kerb? Always ensure that the tyres don't make contact with the kerb while parking.

Edit : The rubbing marks are most likely caused by the tyre running flat after blow out. But kerbing is one of the most likely causes for sidewall damage.

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This kind of rubbing happens due to kerbing while parking. Do you park in a tight place which requires you to get very close to a footpath or kerb? Always ensure that the tyres don't make contact with the kerb while parking.

Edit : The rubbing marks are most likely caused by the tyre running flat after blow out. But kerbing is one of the most likely causes for sidewall damage.
Actually, yes my parking is in a tight space in the basement, but I haven't noticed the marks before this incident. As you said, it should have been as a result of the tyre running flat.
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Dear All,

I was loosing pressure slowly on one of the tyres of my Toyota Camry. I needed to top up air every 2 weeks. I got it checked today and found a nail embedded on the inside sidewall of the Yokohama tyre.

I just can’t imagine how it got there. Maybe at the service-center when they removed tyres and placed them on the floor.

Anyways what would be the best way to repair it. Tubeless puncture will not work I guess. It’s a small one so is a mushroom puncture pasted inside an option or putting in a tube the only solution ?

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Anyways what would be the best way to repair it. Tubeless puncture will not work I guess. Itís a small one so is a mushroom puncture pasted inside an option or putting in a tube the only solution ?
Any sort of plug-based repair won't last, as the sidewall around it will flex with every rotation and shake the plug loose and cause a leak.

Explore getting the hole hot-patched from inside.
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