I had my MOT last wednesday and had an advisory because I had a nail in the centre of the tread.
I hadn't noticed it losing any pressure so hadn't noticed it myself.
I was losing pressure on the other side however so yesterday I went to kwik fit and asked them how much to repair a puncture.
Why not I thought,
They diagnosed the rear nearside tyre was fine, but was losing air through a crack in the alloy (about 10 psi a day) so that will need refurbing.
the offside rear however they could repair.....
....No they couldn't, as the tyre size is 215/30/r20, they couldn't break the bead on the tyre, as every time they moved the machine on it, the side wall popped out again.
After about 20 mins of trying they gave up and said that someone with specialist equipment would need to do it as they couldn't.
So pumping up the tyre and refitting it they sent me on my way.
6 am this morning I arrived at work (10 miles and 70mph limit ) from my house and found that the tyre had gone completely flat.
Lunchtime I nipped out to try and pump it up with a compressor I've been carrying in the boot,
After work I jacked up the wheel and spun it.... Found the problem and phoned my dad to bring me 2 of my old alloys and meet me at work..
Problem was, (bearing in mind I'd been driving at 70 on the way to work, so could have happened anytime on the journey)
It looks like the tyre has come off the rim, however the bead is still in place.
The split is in the sidewall and big enough to get my whole hand in with room to spare.
Can't help thinking if that had been a normal profile tyre, It would have come off the rim and I might be in a bush somewhere.