RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next
Sponsored By:
boston blacky

Gatineau Quebec Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 04/22/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Picture this. Today my dealership switched the veh. tires to winter tires which go into their storage area until sping 2021. This is a new car less the 2 months old. It came from the GTA (Toronto) area and already had approx.700 km. on it before I took possesion. We live
just outside Ottawa, Canada.

The tire guy noted a nail in one tire and said no plug would work as a good fix. My new car now has only 2888 km. and my position is -about 1/3 of that was there already before I received it. So, was the nail there already and should I just shut up and have that bad tire replaced at my costs. All comments and are welcome.
BB


BOSTON BLK

Lwiddis

Monterey, California

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unless your detective skills can prove otherwise, you’ll be buying a new tire IMO.


Winnebago 2101DS TT & 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ Z71, 300 watt solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flag pole. Prefer boondocking, USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, state camps. Bicyclist14 yr. Army vet-11B40 then 11A - (MOS 1542 & 1560) IOBC & IOAC grad


Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 10/21/20 03:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No telling when nail attacked the tire ... could have been on your way to dealer

Have an Internal Patch repair done

Unless nail is in outer/sidewall area...then replace

Didn't NEW tires come with road hazard coverage/warranty??


Is it time for your medication or mine?


2007 DODGE 3500 QC SRW 5.9L CTD In-Bed 'quiet gen'
2007 HitchHiker II 32.5 UKTG 2000W Xantex Inverter
US NAVY------USS Decatur DDG31

MitchF150

Puyallup, WA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/13/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, you have never driven said vehicle yet? You bought it, and now they are switching to snow tires and found a nail in one of the summer tires?

time2roll

Southern California

Senior Member

Joined: 03/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 10/21/20 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Didn't NEW tires come with road hazard coverage/warranty??
New car is defect only through the tire manufacturer only unless you give in to the finance guy trying to upsell along with the rest during purchase. Road hazard is not a defect.

Yes many tire stores give free flat repairs, if repairable, on the tires they sell. Unrepairable tire is still your cost unless again you option for the additional warranty.

Used car is probably sold "as is" with the factory warranty. Same goes for a scratch in the paint you notice later that day after the purchase.

Otherwise you need to negotiate a settlement with the seller.


2001 F150 SuperCrew
2006 Keystone Springdale 249FWBHLS
675w Solar pictures back up

Sjm9911

New Jersey

Senior Member

Joined: 07/01/2020

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 04:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Swap out the fixed tire with the plug for the spare, assuming you have a full size one. Just happened to me also, nail in the brand new truck tire. Not much you can do.


2012 kz spree 220 ks
2020 Silverado 2500
Equalizer ( because i have it)
Formerly a pup owner.

Mark Heisler

Alberta Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

No telling when nail attacked the tire ... could have been on your way to dealer

Have an Internal Patch repair done

Unless nail is in outer/sidewall area...then replace

Didn't NEW tires come with road hazard coverage/warranty??


Like Old Biscuit said Just go get the tire fixed properly
Tires are fixed every day.
If in the face fix it
If in sidewall replace it
Things happen.

* This post was edited 10/21/20 06:30pm by an administrator/moderator *


2003 dodge 2wheel drive diesel 375hp 750torque
2007 citation fifth wheel model 29bhs
to see pictures of my truck and fifth-wheel click on view profile

dougrainer

Carrolton, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 05:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

No telling when nail attacked the tire ... could have been on your way to dealer

Have an Internal Patch repair done

Unless nail is in outer/sidewall area...then replace

Didn't NEW tires come with road hazard coverage/warranty??


USA tires stopped Road Hazard warranty 7/01/1977. How do I know this? I purchased a NEW 1977 Trans am. delivery date--7/07/1977. In August I hit the remnants of a screwdriver on the hiway and blew out the Uniroyal RR tire. Took it to the Pontiac dealer that was also Uniroyal dealer. They came out and showed me the object in the destroyed tire and when I stated it should be under Road Hazard, he showed me the updated memo's from the Tire makers showing the above date they stopped Road Hazard on new tires. That is why Tire retailers sell Road Hazard warranty's. The correct repair if the nail is on the flat side of the tread is to remove the rubber, install a plug and then install a patch on the inside of the tire over the plug. Anywhere else, replace the rubber. Doug

bukhrn

Lanexa, Va

Senior Member

Joined: 03/20/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 05:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This guy that told you that a nail in a tire couldn't be fixed with a plug, is full of it, unless the hole is in the side wall as stated earlier.
He's trying to sell you a tire unnecessarily, he probably sidelines as an RV salesman.
No special effort to plug a nail hole, any 16 year old with a plug kit is capable of plugging a tire.
Also if you have a bolt rather than a nail, it may be another story.

* This post was edited 10/21/20 06:31pm by an administrator/moderator *


2007 Forester 2941DS
2014 Ford Focus
Zamboni, Long Haired Mini Dachshund
You can have my RV, when you pry my cold dead fingers from the Steering Wheel


MEXICOWANDERER

las peñas, michoacan, mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 06/01/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/21/20 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

EGADS this brought back memories of the worst road hazard damage I ever saw. New Fors ½ ton not long from the dealer. Ran over a makeshift skeleton of ½ inch rebar. It tore up three of four tires brake hoses and brake lines, transmission cooler lines, emergency brake cable and transmission shift linkage. In México. I played watch man as he went to find a tow truck.

The new baby buggy 18" to 24" tires. Are repairs the same as on normal tires? Some tires are priced out of this world at Costco. Four hundred dollars?

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Tech Issues

 > Received new vehicle with nail implanted in tire-maybe.
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Tech Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.