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#$#%$ I ran over a nail!

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#$#%$ I ran over a nail!

What an expensive nail this is going to be...
This morning I found a fat nail stuck in my tire's trend/sidewall area...Luckily air did not release and I am still able to drive the car around..
But took it into a tire store, and the spot where the nail is at, can't repair the tire.....and eventually the air will be released.


So I am looking around for some deals on a Toyo Proxies R28 W-rated 205/40/17....
went to the mazda dealer, and they want $285 + tax for that 1 tire...
went to some independent tire stores...and the best quote so far is $235 + tax..
Can't find any online stores that carry that particular model, as it was an original equipment made just for that car...(&^*^ MAZDA always does that!)
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hmm try another tire place?
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What mazda car would come with such a small sidewall tire? Mazda3? I just find it surprising that they would put such a small sidewall on it. Usually it would be a radius of at least 50. But meh i dunno.
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Its not good to replace just one tire.

Get a pair and keep the other one as spare if this same incident happens.

If you get a pair there is no need to get same brand/model.

Call Tire23, tell him you're from TAC and ask for price quote. They've got best prices in town

www.tires23.com
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RBK wrote:What mazda car would come with such a small sidewall tire? Mazda3? I just find it surprising that they would put such a small sidewall on it. Usually it would be a radius of at least 50. But meh i dunno.
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they can't fix the tire?
that's odd

i had a nail in the tire once and went to some chinese place to get it fixed. cost me only 5 bucks.
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Spray wrote: hmm try another tire place?.
The problem is not the stores....the problem is with Mazda...they put those stupid odd sizes of tires into their car as OE...and to replace them, its hard to find many stores that carry that particular OE tires.
RBK wrote:What mazda car would come with such a small sidewall tire? Mazda3? I just find it surprising that they would put such a small sidewall on it. Usually it would be a radius of at least 50. But meh i dunno.
The 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata

jetway1212 wrote:Its not good to replace just one tire.
Get a pair and keep the other one as spare if this same incident happens.

If you get a pair there is no need to get same brand/model.

Call Tire23, tell him you're from TAC and ask for price quote. They've got best prices in town

www.tires23.com
I know, but those tires are only 1 year old...if they were older, I would've switch all 4 tires to something besides those overpriced Toyos...
Tire23 doesn't carry the Toyo R28s....
and I don't like having 2 different brands/models of tires on a car..
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champ91 wrote:they can't fix the tire?
that's odd

i had a nail in the tire once and went to some chinese place to get it fixed. cost me only 5 bucks.
You cant fix a hole in the side.
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champ91 wrote:they can't fix the tire?
that's odd

i had a nail in the tire once and went to some chinese place to get it fixed. cost me only 5 bucks.
:O

are you sure they actually fixed the tire? how long ago was this?
generally tires that get punctured on the sidewall, especially low-profile tires, either cannot be repaired or cost a LOT to repair.

I just finished getting a puncture repaired on my car, but luckily it was on the face of the tire and it was cheap to repair... even tho, THAT was $29.99 to fix.

your place prob just filled it with that puncture-foam stuff and didnt even bother patching it.
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Nuprapture wrote::O

are you sure they actually fixed the tire? how long ago was this?
generally tires that get punctured on the sidewall, especially low-profile tires, either cannot be repaired or cost a LOT to repair.

I just finished getting a puncture repaired on my car, but luckily it was on the face of the tire and it was cheap to repair... even tho, THAT was $29.99 to fix.

your place prob just filled it with that puncture-foam stuff and didnt even bother patching it.

gotta love Costco, free flat repair with purchase of tires from them :P

try active green and ross, their not bad...

http://www.activegreenandross.com/pdf/flyer_june06.pdf

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well your lucky you found. last summer i had a nail in my tire and i didnt find out until i was on the 404 going about 140
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nano wrote:well your lucky you found. last summer i had a nail in my tire and i didnt find out until i was on the 404 going about 140
ouch :!:
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This reminds me of the parking lot dings thread - welcome to the real world.
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commie wrote:The problem is not the stores....the problem is with Mazda...they put those stupid odd sizes of tires into their car as OE...and to replace them, its hard to find many stores that carry that particular OE tires.


I know, but those tires are only 1 year old...if they were older, I would've switch all 4 tires to something besides those overpriced Toyos...
Tire23 doesn't carry the Toyo R28s....
and I don't like having 2 different brands/models of tires on a car..
Correct me if I read your thread wrong.

If the tires are OEM and are only 1 year old, doesn't Mazda offer a road hazard warranty on tires? If they do they would offer to replace the tire on a pro-rated basis of what treadwear is left on the original tire.
i.e. 50% treadwear left - Mazda would give you 50% credit towards purchase of new tire.

I know Costco and my Honda dealer offers this coverage.

Good luck.
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Webhead wrote:Correct me if I read your thread wrong.

If the tires are OEM and are only 1 year old, doesn't Mazda offer a road hazard warranty on tires? If they do they would offer to replace the tire on a pro-rated basis of what treadwear is left on the original tire.
i.e. 50% treadwear left - Mazda would give you 50% credit towards purchase of new tire.

I know Costco and my Honda dealer offers this coverage.

Good luck.
prorated is garbage. since it's on the MSRP of the tire that the price is prorated at. ;)
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