Groups

    Car Tyres - If an internal thread is torn, is it time for replacement?

    I had a puncture, which it turns out was due to a small nail.

    The guy said it would normally be repairable, but the nail had torn a thread inside the tyre, so it needs replacing.

    The most annoying thing is the tyre is only 6 weeks old (all 4 are), and to replace it will cost another £90.

    Was the truth being told, or does a single snapped thread not pose any danger?

    23 Comments

    Banned

    Yes

    You have weakened the tyre from the inside

    Sounds like you need a new one.

    What is an internal thread? If the tyre is only 6 weeks old and the screw is removed, I would think it would be repairable.
    Try somewhere else NOT quick fit or Just Tyres.

    never heard of it and used to deliver tyres, but if a nail goes through of course it would have snapped a thread, its put a damn hole in, i think you may have been taken for a ride, go some where else

    how much do you value your life?

    you can have it sent to the manufacturer but will cost about £25-30 rather than approx £10 at local tyre supplier

    i had same problem a few years ago,,took it to ats who wouldnt do it but would send it to the manuafactuer

    Banned

    wickedteen;7221913

    never heard of it and used to deliver tyres, but if a nail goes through … never heard of it and used to deliver tyres, but if a nail goes through of course it would have snapped a thread, its put a damn hole in, i think you may have been taken for a ride, go some where else



    what he means is the sharp end of the nail/screw has damaged the internal surface of the tyre. seen it hudnreds of times and yes you need a new one!

    i would still go somewhere else, maybe different town

    A clear case of a virgin tyre getting nailed


    £90 for peace of mind sounds cheap to me :thumbsup:

    Banned

    wickedteen;7221961

    i would still go somewhere else, maybe different town



    that old trick eh!

    take it to the next village where they dont know you

    Its a ball ache I have been through 6 tyres this year at £120 a pop, at once stage I thought ATS had magnetized them!
    But you cant put a price on your safety, never skimp on rubber.

    Banned

    DKLS;7222206

    , never skimp on rubber.



    yes kids, never skimp on the rubber

    causes all sorts of issues that only Jeremy Kyle can sort

    dimebars;7222279

    yes kids, never skimp on the rubbercauses all sorts of issues that only … yes kids, never skimp on the rubbercauses all sorts of issues that only Jeremy Kyle can sort



    Indeed and look after your rubber as well, I caught a sneaky ex GF sticking pin holes in my stash. :x

    Banned

    DKLS;7222311

    Indeed and look after your rubber as well, I caught a sneaky ex GF … Indeed and look after your rubber as well, I caught a sneaky ex GF sticking pin holes in my stash. :x



    hope you beeatch slapped her up round the head and slung her low down dirty Jeremy Kyle ass out

    A Never trust a salesman.
    B get second opinion.
    C try these for quotes cos most tyre shops price match with just a print out mention my tyres and the salesmans face will drop. its a nice sight.

    mytyres.co.uk/sta…tml

    tyre-shopper.co.uk/

    tyretraders.com/Tyr…spx

    camskill.co.uk/pro…0p0

    I like tyre shopper at this moment only put in size ie 215/55/16 nothing else to find best deals.
    Also if they supply they are fitted at national tyres and some get free
    Accidental Impact Damage Cover

    dimebars;7222328

    hope you beeatch slapped her up round the head and slung her low down … hope you beeatch slapped her up round the head and slung her low down dirty Jeremy Kyle ass out



    Damn right I did, well apart from the slapping bit, she wasnt getting hold of my little soldiers.
    What surprised me was the bunny boiler didnt think she had done anything wrong as she thought I would make a great dad!!!

    Original Poster

    Thanks for all the quick replies.

    I think ill take it down to ATS and have them look at it, for a 2nd opinion. I expect they will try to sell to me regardless, but i'll ask them to show me what the problem is as I hate blindly accepting a garages word!!!!

    Where do these screws/nail on the roads come from anyway?! Local tyre companies spreading them i expect!

    @DKLS - lucky you caught her in time! The biatch!

    Banned

    DKLS;7222627

    Damn right I did, well apart from the slapping bit, she wasnt getting … Damn right I did, well apart from the slapping bit, she wasnt getting hold of my little soldiers.What surprised me was the bunny boiler didnt think she had done anything wrong as she thought I would make a great dad!!!



    http://psychobloodline.com/CMS/Portals/0/PSYCHO%20PHILES/PSYCHO%20Small.jpg

    Phone around and find a DECENT tyre repairer that vulcanises the tyre.

    I was repairing tyres for years and have NEVER heard of this.

    Scare tactics, I'm afraid!

    Original Poster

    rizla01;7223636

    Phone around and find a DECENT tyre repairer that vulcanises the tyre.I … Phone around and find a DECENT tyre repairer that vulcanises the tyre.I was repairing tyres for years and have NEVER heard of this.Scare tactics, I'm afraid!



    Interesting stuff. I assume vulcanising is actually repairing the rubber (with rubber?) rather than just adding a sealant?

    Can I ask when you stopped repairing tyres? Just wondering if the technology may have changed since?

    OK.

    I was in the tyre game myself a few years back but have always kept in touch with that market.

    Should have made one thing a bit clearer and that is 'Provided the damage is not to the SIDEWALL of the tyre'.

    It can still be vulc'd and it is legal to do so but the main concensus is DONT!

    Look for secondhand tyre dealers in the Yellow P's. They normally have the equipment and the skills required. Forget the leading Tyre shops. They wouldn't know their R's from their Lbo's. They are just salesmen.

    I have seen a section of tyre removed and a new part vulc'd in place and it was fine, tho damned if I'd do more than 30MPH on it, personally.

    Original Poster

    No it wasnt in the side wall - i know any damage to that requires a definite replacement.

    I didnt see the damage, but he said it was just a small nail that went through the middle bit and caught a thread.

    Are there loads of threads in a tyre or just a few? I tried googling it, but it just comes up with a load of message threads about tyres!

    Original Poster

    Not been to the garage yet, but over the phone ATS say that unless there are threads which have been exposed, they dont think it will need replacing. Gonna try and take it to them this afternoon.
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. *** Weekly game codes giveaway 188 ***1832
      2. Just heard this...2 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ congrats to all on 392k ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★7767463
      3. One thing you've forgotten56
      4. Meerkat Movies (2 for 1 Cinema Codes) | Official Trading Thread424814504

      See more discussions