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Yesterday I got a flat tire on my Terrain with less than 7000 miles on it. I took it to a dealer but they are saying that it looks like a puncture from a nail or something and were accusing me of taking the "object" that "punctured" the tire out of the tread. So now the dealer I took it to does not want to replace it without me paying for it. I just want to know if anyone thinks that this damage was caused by a nail or screw.
 

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Looks like a puncture holw. I get tires fixed for $15.00 near me. As long as it is in the tread they are OK to fix.
 

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Well..some kind of road debris caused a puncture. I don't see how the dealer..or GM could be held responsible...unless they were driving it when it happened.
 

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There is no need to replace the tire from what your picture shows.
Just take it to a tire shop and have them put a rat tail patch on. ( tire patch with a plug attached to the center )
This way the hole in the tread is filled and sealed and properly patched.
It will be good as new.
 

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ldmag said:
Yesterday I got a flat tire on my Terrain with less than 7000 miles on it. I took it to a dealer but they are saying that it looks like a puncture from a nail or something and were accusing me of taking the "object" that "punctured" the tire out of the tread. So now the dealer I took it to does not want to replace it without me paying for it. I just want to know if anyone thinks that this damage was caused by a nail or screw.
Why would a dealer warranty your tire for running over something?

Take to a proper shop and get it plugged/patched. Its the best option
 

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ldmag said:
Yesterday I got a flat tire on my Terrain with less than 7000 miles on it. I took it to a dealer but they are saying that it looks like a puncture from a nail or something and were accusing me of taking the "object" that "punctured" the tire out of the tread. So now the dealer I took it to does not want to replace it without me paying for it. I just want to know if anyone thinks that this damage was caused by a nail or screw.
You have inspired me to go and get a "slow leak " on my Nox.
Got out of work today with 12lbs psi on right rear. I located the puncture location and will repair tomorrow. Taking a pancake compressor to work in the am for a refill for ride to shop.

REPAIRED for FREE at Discount tire !
 

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ldmag said:
Yesterday I got a flat tire on my Terrain with less than 7000 miles on it. I took it to a dealer but they are saying that it looks like a puncture from a nail or something and were accusing me of taking the "object" that "punctured" the tire out of the tread. So now the dealer I took it to does not want to replace it without me paying for it. I just want to know if anyone thinks that this damage was caused by a nail or screw.
Doesn't look like it was caused by STOPSTICKS
You ran over something it pulled itself out of the tire, either repair the tire or buy a new one..
 

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ldmag said:
Yesterday I got a flat tire on my Terrain with less than 7000 miles on it. I took it to a dealer but they are saying that it looks like a puncture from a nail or something and were accusing me of taking the "object" that "punctured" the tire out of the tread. So now the dealer I took it to does not want to replace it without me paying for it. I just want to know if anyone thinks that this damage was caused by a nail or screw.
From the warranty manual:

What Is Not Covered
Tire and Wheel Damage or Wear
Normal tire wear or wear-out is not covered. Road hazard damage such as punctures, cuts, snags, and breaks resulting from pothole impact, curb impact, or from other objects and tire wear due to misalignment beyond the maintenance period is not covered. Also, damage from improper inflation, overloading, spinning, as when stuck in mud or snow, tire chains, racing, improper mounting or dismounting, misuse, negligence, alteration, improper repair, accident, collision or fire, vandalism, or misapplication is not covered. Damage to wheels or tire sidewalls caused by automatic car washes or cleaning agents is not covered.
 

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Patch it. It looks like you have tons of miles left on it. No need to replace.
I've driven thousands of miles with just a plug that I inserted in a tire, let alone a professional fix. :cheers:
 

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So it turned out that the tire wasn't repairable. The inside was too damaged and the tear was about an inch long. The new tire set me back about $200, but I had a question. Does anyone think that 1/32 would make a horrible difference on tires on the same axle?
 

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So it turned out that the tire wasn't repairable. The inside was too damaged and the tear was about an inch long. The new tire set me back about $200, but I had a question. Does anyone think that 1/32 would make a horrible difference on tires on the same axle?
Typical standard in the tire industry is 4/32
 

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So it turned out that the tire wasn't repairable. The inside was too damaged and the tear was about an inch long. The new tire set me back about $200, but I had a question. Does anyone think that 1/32 would make a horrible difference on tires on the same axle?

If the 1/32" difference bothers you, turn off your traction control, and "smoke off" 1/32 of tread. I think the pro-stock people put bleach on the track to help get the tires to smoke.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4679461_make-tires-smoke.html

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