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    Update On My Tyres

    A few month back I posted about how if I drove over 80mph in a straight line or cornered above 60mph that my steering juddered, pedals vibrated, gearbox vibrated and u could smell burning and my passengers were always sh!tting themselves...

    I then posted how I discovered that the tyres on the passenger side had worn unevenly and how my local Vaux said that it's because of the camber of the car, but having removed the tyres noticed that the inside wall of both tyres (mainly the front) had collapsed on one area and the innertube was visible causing 1/2 the tyre to be lower than the other 1/2 therefore making the car bounce as it transisioned from one part to the other as the wheels were in motion and the faster the car went the worse it became.

    My local Vaux then saw the wheels, sh!t themselves as it was a sever safety issue (If the innertube was visible and I hit anything sharp or a pointy stone then it would've went bang and I'd be dead in a field somewhere), so they sent them to a tyre specialist down south and then they sent them back to Dunlop (The tyres were the original tyres - Dunlop SP8000). I got feedback from Dunlop the otherday saying they were deeply sorry about the problem with the tyres and that it was a tyre fault not a car fault from their investigation and that because I had only had around 55% use of the tyres they were sending a credit note to the tyre specialist so that I could get back 55% of each tyre. So because the tyre specialist is down south my local Vaux is going to get the credit note off the tyre specialist and then I can get 55% value back off each tyre, so that might total £100 for both tyres, then they said they will try and knock that £100 or whatever off my second service next month

    Happy days.

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    That's scary stuff Glad it's sorted now though. Sounds like Vaux have been quite helpful
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    Yea they were quite helpful, I'm just hoping I get the money off my service on the 9th
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    innertube?

    cars dont have innertubes.

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    tyre lining .. the bit under the rubber ... it was white/grey/cream colour. Innertube describes it best
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    they way I read that is Dunlop sent out faulty tyres and they are trying to shut you up with peanuts!! Tell them you want a free set at the very least or you will be going to the press regarding the apparent safety issue regarding thier tyres.
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