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Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 10:18AM
Shredded the sidewall so I can't patch it. But I really hate to have to buy a tire and give it to the dealership. I'll call the dealership to check on my obligation but what about a used tire (if I can find one)? Other options?





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 09, 2018 10:22AM
Actually a used tire is a better option because it will have similar wear. Mid-level tire shops might have them.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 09, 2018 10:26AM
someone posted a link here a few days ago, something like usedtires.com or similar. Good luck.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 09, 2018 10:30AM
.....can you 'nab' one off of any car around.......



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 10:37AM
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NewtonMP2100
.....can you 'nab' one off of any car around.......

If I lived closer to space-time, maybe.... grinning smiley





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 09, 2018 11:00AM
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DP
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NewtonMP2100
.....can you 'nab' one off of any car around.......

If I lived closer to space-time, maybe.... grinning smiley

why are you harassing me?
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: wurm
Date: August 09, 2018 11:03AM
You might check ChampTires on ebay. [www.ebay.com]
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 09, 2018 11:07AM
I'd check the depth on the remaining tires and try to get similar.

Usedtires.com and ebay are your best bets unless there is a used tire shop nearby.



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 11:16AM
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space-time
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DP
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NewtonMP2100
.....can you 'nab' one off of any car around.......

If I lived closer to space-time, maybe.... grinning smiley

why are you harassing me?

BTW, space, what OEMs are on your Mazda? We have Toyo A23s and (to tie in Ombligo's post) I have noticed that, although the Treadwear rating is for 90,000 miles, they are wearing a lot more than I would think with that rating. In fact, if we were keeping this car ('15 Mazda CX-5) I'd be thinking about replacing the tires soon. But we've put only 33,000 miles on them! And we aren't abusive drivers, especially because it's a lease.





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 09, 2018 11:24AM
I got some “blemish” tires off eBay before I traded a car to a dealership. It was a sequoia that ate through the original tires. I had the car less than a year. Gas guzzling beast. This was in 2004.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 09, 2018 11:25AM
.....can you get a 'chestier' tire to replace it......??



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 09, 2018 11:56AM
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DP
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BTW, space, what OEMs are on your Mazda? We have Toyo A23s and (to tie in Ombligo's post) I have noticed that, although the Treadwear rating is for 90,000 miles, they are wearing a lot more than I would think with that rating. In fact, if we were keeping this car ('15 Mazda CX-5) I'd be thinking about replacing the tires soon. But we've put only 33,000 miles on them! And we aren't abusive drivers, especially because it's a lease.


We had the same Toyo A23 (I think) and at ~21k miles we had a flat tire and Costco guy said the side wall was damaged and refused to patch it. After reading about those tires online, I realized they were not very good and seemed to wear out faster. I spent a chunk of money and got 4 Micheline at Costco. We will see how they last. BTW, I doubt the A23 were going to last 90k, when I looked they seemed to be rated for 60k but maybe my memory is wrong.


I believe Tires in Europe are rated for less than in US, they probably use a different rubber composition and get better traction, but I never heard of tires over there being rated for 150k KM (90k Miles). Unless things changed lately. I believe in US the tire ratings are way overinflated (pun not intended).
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 12:16PM
I think I read that it's illegal to patch a sidewall.

Well, I went to eBay and found the tire I need for $60 used.





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 09, 2018 12:23PM
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space-time
We had the same Toyo A23 (I think) and at ~21k miles we had a flat tire and Costco guy said the side wall was damaged and refused to patch it. After reading about those tires online, I realized they were not very good and seemed to wear out faster. I spent a chunk of money and got 4 Micheline at Costco.

Automobile tires are one of those things for which no expense should be spared to procure the best product possible. How much is your life worth?



It is what it is.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 09, 2018 12:29PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Automobile tires are one of those things for which no expense should be spared to procure the best product possible. How much is your life worth?

I agree in spirit but lets walk it back a bit -


You have a vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Approximately one square foot is in contact with the earth. Make sure you're using quality tires.



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: Carm
Date: August 09, 2018 01:12PM
I agree mattkime and N-OS X-tasy, I just bought a set of Goodyear’s at Sams Club, best deal ever, even beat Costco and America’s tire. Previous set was from America’s Tire, Falcon Brand. They lasted about 3 years and didn’t crack- couldn’t say the same about the Michelin.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 09, 2018 01:17PM
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DP
I think I read that it's illegal to patch a sidewall.

Well, I went to eBay and found the tire I need for $60 used.

Not illegal to patch a sidewall, but rarely possible with passenger car tires. Due to liability issues they will not attempt it in the few cases where it might work in case they missed seeing other damage that would rule the repair out.

For truck tires repairing a sidewall is common. The technique do do so is called a section repair. I have driven buses with tires that had section repairs, don't recall them failing any more often than other tires.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: max
Date: August 09, 2018 01:26PM
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mattkime
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N-OS X-tasy!
Automobile tires are one of those things for which no expense should be spared to procure the best product possible. How much is your life worth?

I agree in spirit but lets walk it back a bit -


You have a vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Approximately one square foot is in contact with the earth. Make sure you're using quality tires.

I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 02:14PM
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max
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mattkime
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N-OS X-tasy!
Automobile tires are one of those things for which no expense should be spared to procure the best product possible. How much is your life worth?

I agree in spirit but lets walk it back a bit -


You have a vehicle that weighs several thousand pounds. Approximately one square foot is in contact with the earth. Make sure you're using quality tires.

I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day





and switch them out....

I used to rent vehicles for work a lot. Saw a bit of that, too...





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 09, 2018 02:47PM
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max
I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....

You're an evil genius!



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 09, 2018 02:47PM
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DP
I think I read that it's illegal to patch a sidewall.

...

the hole was in the thread, not the side wall. But they said because of driving with low pressure, the side wall was damaged. They showed me what looked like a white circle on the inside of the tire, on the side wall.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 09, 2018 02:51PM
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max
… I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....

you might as well swap the battery, catalytic converter and steal the floor mats, spare tire, etc. when you do something, do it properly.
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 09, 2018 03:52PM
....I must......I must......I must.......increase my bust...........



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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 09, 2018 04:07PM
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Ombligo
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max
I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....

You're an evil genius!

We used to rent minivans for our work trips and once we had a Grand Caravan with 3,000 miles on it and the tires were worn to the steel belts! Showed the manager and he said, "I know exactly who did it...".





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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: max
Date: August 09, 2018 08:29PM
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DP
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Ombligo
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max
I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....

You're an evil genius!

We used to rent minivans for our work trips and once we had a Grand Caravan with 3,000 miles on it and the tires were worn to the steel belts! Showed the manager and he said, "I know exactly who did it...".

Only a lazy amateur would wait for tires to wear down to the steel belts to do the deed....
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: max
Date: August 09, 2018 08:30PM
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space-time
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max
… I agree, that is why the best deal is to rent a car with the same tires for a day



and switch them out....

you might as well swap the battery, catalytic converter and steal the floor mats, spare tire, etc. when you do something, do it properly.

Missed the half-axles....
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Re: Wouldn't you know it! End of lease and got a flat tire...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 10, 2018 12:42AM
Now THAT'S dedication.
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