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    Bulge in tyre wall

    I have just noticed i have a chunk out of my front tyre. There is also a bulge next to it.

    Should i risk leaving it for a while longer or should i get it replaced asap to avoid having a blow out?

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    This sounds like you have hit something - HARD!

    I wouldn't drive the car, or at least not hard. Get the tyre changed asap. Have you checked your tyre pressures, they may be too high?

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    It's caused by you hitting something and the supporting wires getting seperated. I had it on my rear a couple of months ago. Was told by a couple of garages not to drive on it, but to be honest I don't know how long it had been there as it was on the inside of the wheel, only noticed it by chance. Didn't blow up on me, but don't think I'd like to risk it.

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    Yeah id change it ASAP Mand, could cause a blow out or worse.
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    The same thing happened to me quite a while ago just after buying four Brand new tyres. I was gutted. To be honest, I drove on it for the best part of a year and it was fine, but on reflection it was a daft thing to do and you should change it as soon as you can afford to.

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    Time to get the spare out of the boot and start searching for a replacement tyre on that rim.

    Bad luck but at least you spotted it before you hurt yourself or others. Blow out's are some mo hot scarey sh!t when they occur. Had one in a Rover Metro once whilst doin 90mph on the A1. How we survived and didn't go over on the roof I'll never know we did and my butt hole was puckering away nicely afterwards. I'll never neglect my tyres again.

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    Ok guys, thanks for the advice.

    I will go price a new tyre this week. No doubt i will be looking at £120-£150...grrrr.

    I just got my alloys refurbished on Thursday so they better not scrape it at the tyre fitters.

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    Hi m4nd. Try some price comparisons on the web .www.mytyres.co.uk is a good start.
    They do test comparisons too . You really want to fit them in pairs. No odd makes and similar wear.
    When you get the best price then ring the local tyre firm and see what they can do.
    :roll: SAFE DRIVING !!!

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    I have already looked on the web and i can get a tyre for £88 which is brill, but how much will i be looking at for kwik fit/budget etc to fit it for me?

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    Top national firms probabaly wont want to know so try a small local. Be sure the have the auto tyre fitting machine so they can make sure they dont graze the rims.
    All you can do is ask any of them to price promise near to £88 [ they would probabaly want bet £5 tip and £ 20 for the job if you supplied ]
    But a price promise on a pair would be good.
    Lay it on the line NO DAMAGED rims.
    Go chat em up.
    :roll: SAFE DRIVING !!!

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