So customer drove about 2 miles with it like this….
"You know it was riding kind of rough but i did the penny test and as you can see there is plenty of tread left"
“Well, can you patch it?”
I've had to do this.It was -30° and I couldn't get my wheel off (frozen on) to put my spare on. It was also dark and dangerous as it was the side of a highway so I didn't feel safe waiting for a tow truck there. Drove about a mile on a flat to get to a safe spot and shredded my tire like this.Sometimes it's better to buy a new tire than to risk your life.
How the hubcap stayed on is the real question. Lol
It's often smarter to drive on a flat tire to the next exit than to be stopped on the side of a highway.A tire and rim can be replaced for under $1000. A lot cheaper than loosing your life.
They dont call them runflats for no reason.
I don't think this is an idiot in a car if we don't know the story. They might not have been able to afford a tow truck or stuck in a bad side of town(or something else perhaps). Just my two cents.
Drive like what? What’s wrong?
I've done the same thing after I discovered my spare was as flat as the tire on the car. But I slowly drove to a convenience store where I aired up the leaking tire so I could get to a tire store. Mine did not look like this guys but it was ruined just the same.
All the extra surface area means **more traction**
At all costs, don’t stop on the highway. Go towards the nearest exit or garage. You can always replace a tire, rim, car - but never your life.
cost to a buy a rim sometimes is cheaper and more efficient then the cost of a tow. where i am tow rates start around 200 but new rims start at 50$
While this is crazy, I agree with a lot of commenters. Better to drive to safety than pull over on a highway. I knew a guy that pulled over on a bridge (huge mistake by itself), at night while raining. Traffic doesn't always mind hazard lights. He got whirlwinded by traffic, fell off the bridge. Vegetative state for quite awhile until he passed.
they told you it was 2 miles, it was actually 2 weeks.
I see no problem here
It may damage the wheels, but as long as they drove slowly with their hazards on, this is a much safer alternative than pulling off to the side of the road; especially so if they were on a highway.
Got to ride in a passenger van taxi in the Caribbean that ended like this. Headed town a long rough hill to an excursion from our cruise ship, and the passengers in the back are telling the driver "Hey man, you got a flat back here. We hear the bumper scraping every time you hit a pothole!" Driver never slows down, just tries to reassure us in a very thick Jamaican accent "No worries! WE GO!"Scariest ride of my life. For that and a lot of other reasons.
if anyone worked on tires here before, aren't honda steel wheels the fucking bomb to work on?Literally like 15 seconds to change the tire. Compared to these new fat ass reverse mount 22s on today's cars.
If my wife did this to save from a tow bill or being broke down in a sketchy area I would just pay for the new wheel and move on. A replacement junkyard wheel is NOT a big deal, my wife's safety is however a very big deal.
I have agreed with my wife to do drive with a flat tire as long is needed, at a reduced safe speed. If a tire goes flat during night, and there is no safe area to stop and wait, continue to drive at a slow speed, no matter what damage is done to the wheel or car.
This is actually a great way to clear out your wheel wells of pesky dust/dirt/brake lines, as a bonus; gives the paint on your fender and bumper that nice brushed finish!
‘Tis but a scratch
Maybe there wasn’t a safe place to pull off. If I need to replace a tire and rim that gets damaged because there isn’t a safe place to stop to price of the replacement is worth my life and safety. I tell my family this also.
My first roommate (we were 18) did this....I came to help cuz her tire wasnt filling up with air and I saw a massive gash shredded her tire when i got there....no wonder it wasn't holding air. Instead of calling for a spare or trying to deal with it at all, she drove to the next town over to have her parents help. Watched her leave and it was painful. I tried to convince her otherwise haha. The noise is sickening