This can't be good for my tire??

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Old 09-06-17, 02:31 PM
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This can't be good for my tire??

I know this isnt good but is a gash like this considered dangerous and should be replaced with a new tire ASAP?


Its on a 2015 Toyota Highlander
 
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Old 09-06-17, 02:34 PM
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I'd replace it! ........ flirtying with a blow out
 
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Dangerous in that there's an increased likelihood of an explosive blowout of the tire now.

Your call but I would probably at least take it to the shop and have them take a look (keep in my the shop I go to is run by a friend I trust as opposed to some stranger who just wants to sell me tires).
 
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Old 09-06-17, 02:37 PM
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Now that you've publicized your knowledge of it, your Insurance Carrier will be expecting you to perform your due diligence,

How deep a cut is it . . . . and do you know what caused it ?

People around here usually use an Ice Pick on my tires.
 
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Old 09-06-17, 02:49 PM
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ok thanks. good point about the insurance carrier. no clue how it happened. its not very deep, maybe 1/4". And I'm sure when I try to see if my tire warranty covers it there will be some sort of clause saying they dont cover this sort of thing. ok thanks for your help!
 
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Tires with sidewall cuts must be replaced.
 
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There may be a "Road Hazard" provision on the Tire Warranty.
 
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Old 09-07-17, 02:40 AM
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I'm thinking like Vermont, if there is a road hazard warranty - it should be covered. If you don't have road hazard it won't be. Normally you pay extra for the road hazard coverage.
 
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Old 09-07-17, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by bheron
". . . This can't be good for my tire?? . . ."
Can it be good . . . . no, it's not an improvement !

In my business, I look at every aspect or change to a house or a neighborhood and ask:

Is this truly GOOD, obviously BAD or simply NEUTRAL ?

Everything in life boils down to being in one of those three categories.

After exhaustive analysis, and anyway you cut it, I think this change to the tire is one that is BAD !
 
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Old 09-11-17, 08:13 AM
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Tire Cut

Just dealt with this myself, I have a divit cut out of the sidewall. The conventional wisdom is replace, and that is what I did. That said, if there is no cord showing, ie. a surface cut, and you are just doing low speed driving around the city, it is not like you need to do it immediately. Some would put it on a rear axle, and take their chances so at least a blowout would not be as bad as on the front affecting steering. But for the price of a tire, and the importance of tires for safety, I didn't overthink it.
 
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