i was driving down the m-way not much over 60, when i came across rubble on the road. i had trafffic behind and in the overtaking lane also. i saw what looked like a brick at the las minute and i seemed to have drive over it or clipped it, as i looked in my mirror i could see my wheel trim rolling off behind me -i hadnt tied it on -as i was told they were pretty good for not coming off.
i pulled over later to check for damage (before going back over the section of m-way to retrive my wheel trim) and i was shocked to find that my back wheel rim (steel) had a dent in it (dented inwards) and my tyre had a gash it (as if it was stabbed with a knife and the rubber can be peeled back slightly) -my wheel trim was also scraped. some of the paintwork on my car is slightly scratched as well above the wheel.
i suppose i was lucky that worse damage wasnt caused and i was able to drive home without needed to replace the tyre. i was afraid of a tyre blowout.
anyhow i need advice on how to repair the damage:
paintwork -scratched over slightly
tyre -seems ok to drive, however; mot at end of month and i do m-way driving everyweek
wheel rim (15" steel)- dad says just swap for spare wheel and tyre in boot (but ive read on here that these are slightly smaller than those on the car?) cars a 04 mk4 1.7cdti
wheel trim -noticable scratch, though could live with it. ebay or vauxhall dealership for 1? probably need to get tie's for all 4
other damage unnoticed underneath? -ie damage to inside of wheels and underbody -get mechanic to check at mot time
i had this incident after not been able to move my car the day before due to handbrake freezing due 2 frosty weather. i was getting very fed up with this car as ive only had it since oct.