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    Pot hole f**ked me up!!!

    Recently I had 4 new Tyers fitted and I hardly drive the car and when I do I missed a pot hole at night and has now punctured my tyre which proberbly not even don't 500miles!!!!!

    Is there anything I can do to get the council to compensate???

    I'd it even worth asking or will they the fob me off??

    Help pls

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    You want compensation for a puncture that will probably cost £5 to repair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    You want compensation for a puncture that will probably cost £5 to repair?
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    is it really worth the hassle?

    its annoying i know mate but unless your wheel is seriously had it then they are just going to laugh at you
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    It's probably ripped so need a whole new tyer or may even damages the inside of the rim. Obviously I ain't gonna claim for £5.

    Just after some advice that's all

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    well if you need a new tyre and the rim is damaged then you have a good shout to try and claim i suppose...

    get a quote for the damage caused and photo's of the damage and the pot hole in question i would mate and see how it goes..

    the worst they can say is jog on...
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Go for it mate.

    Go back to said pothole and see if there are any yellow markers around it at all. If there is, report to the council that it hasn't be repaired, as someone will have been to check it. If there isn't report it to the councils highways department, and say you would like a claims form for damage to your car.

    Get plenty of photos of it aswell, to show how wide, big and deep it is, even put something in pothole for comparison of size

    As for puncture? doubt it will be a 5 quid repair for it, probably done unseen damage to the sidewall and damaged the bead on the alloy and tyre aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms1989 View Post
    Go for it mate.

    Go back to said pothole and see if there are any yellow markers around it at all. If there is, report to the council that it hasn't be repaired, as someone will have been to check it. If there isn't report it to the councils highways department, and say you would like a claims form for damage to your car.

    Get plenty of photos of it aswell, to show how wide, big and deep it is, even put something in pothole for comparison of size

    As for puncture? doubt it will be a 5 quid repair for it, probably done unseen damage to the sidewall and damaged the bead on the alloy and tyre aswell.
    I agree.

    Yes you should certainly pursue this - I would. You have a good case if they are already aware of the pothole. Get a claim form and give it a shot.
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    try and get a photo with the date displayed on it...
    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    Cheers guys il get some photos and see the damage to the wheel if any

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAXSTAR View Post
    Recently I had 4 new Tyers fitted and I hardly drive the car and when I do I missed a pot hole at night and has now punctured my tyre which proberbly not even don't 500miles!!!!!

    Is there anything I can do to get the council to compensate???

    I'd it even worth asking or will they the fob me off??

    Help pls
    Dont know if this helps, but one of the work Beemers did this, but nakered 2 wheels up. The council will ask for a pic of the whole with a ruler for reference. The council are smart though, the hole has to be a certain depth to compensate.

    Hope this helps.

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