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    • LiveOnce
    • By LiveOnce 28th Nov 17, 3:18 PM
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    Will I need a new tyre? Accidentally parked car with half-tyre on the kerb.
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:18 PM
    Will I need a new tyre? Accidentally parked car with half-tyre on the kerb. 28th Nov 17 at 3:18 PM
    Hello all,

    Couple of evenings ago I accidentally parked my car where the rear tyre was half parked on the kerb.

    It was like that all night until the morning where I adjusted it and parked properly.

    This morning when I was checking the tyre pressure that tyre hard 10PSI.

    Normally the tyre pressure would be 32 PSI.

    I re-pumped the tyre, and it looked like there was no obvious damage.

    Will I need to get that tyre replaced?

    Lesson learned to check every time I park how it is parked. Normally I don't make this type of mistake
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 28th Nov 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:23 PM
    Parking on the edge of a kerb on it's own won't deflate your tyre, not unless there's an issue with your wheel, ie, possibly being a bit buckled. How often do you normally check your tyres?

    Just keep an eye on the pressure of that tyre for now.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:24 PM
    It almost certainly had 10psi in before you parked like that - when did you last check it? Whether the tyre is fine or not depends on where the air went.
    • LiveOnce
    • By LiveOnce 28th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:28 PM
    I checked it about 3 months ago and it was OK then.

    Normally I do checks before long distance drives (e.g. above 80 miles single trip).
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 28th Nov 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:36 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:36 PM
    I checked it about 3 months ago and it was OK then.
    Originally posted by LiveOnce
    <boggle> OK...
    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 28th Nov 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:45 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:45 PM

    Normally I don't make this type of mistake
    Originally posted by LiveOnce
    But you do make this one ...

    "I checked it about 3 months ago and it was OK then.

    Normally I do checks before long distance drives (e.g. above 80 miles single trip). "
    • nortong
    • By nortong 28th Nov 17, 3:46 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:46 PM
    I checked it about 3 months ago
    Originally posted by LiveOnce
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    • ratrace
    • By ratrace 28th Nov 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 3:51 PM
    ideally you should check every week (me sunday) this is my routine

    1. Make hot coffee
    2. Go out check oil (top up if needed)
    3. check anti freeze (top up if needed)
    4. check screen wash (top up if needed)
    5. check other levels (same as above)
    6. check all 4 tyres with psi reader (add more air if needed)

    7. Go back in and enjoy your coffee thats cooled down lol

    ps: i know someone who was driving around with 2 bold tyres and 3 months out of mot and yet they complain when the car breaks down erm... ok
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    • LiveOnce
    • By LiveOnce 28th Nov 17, 4:44 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 4:44 PM
    D'oh!



    Thank you for telling me.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 28th Nov 17, 4:49 PM
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    D'oh!



    Thank you for telling me.
    Originally posted by LiveOnce
    If you passed your driving test in the last decade and a half, you really ought to remember this from the "show me, tell me" section of the test... It'll also be in the car's handbook.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 28th Nov 17, 4:58 PM
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    <boggle> OK...
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    This..!
    • EmmyLou30
    • By EmmyLou30 28th Nov 17, 5:21 PM
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    To be fair to the OP I have friends who think the tyre pressures are something they do on the annual service! I wish I was kidding. So 3 months is probably regular by comparisson to the average joe.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 28th Nov 17, 6:08 PM
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    I don't check them every week like I should, but I do check them at minimum once a fortnight. I am currently doing too much driving to be let down by something within my control.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 28th Nov 17, 6:26 PM
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    Everyone knows what you're supposed to do but to be fair, I never check mine and I suspect most people don't either. I've never seen anyone in my street out there checking their tyres.

    A quick glance round now and again to see how the tread's going and whether they look a bit soft and it's job done unless the TPMS flags a fault.
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 28th Nov 17, 9:36 PM
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    Also, don't check them if they have been in the sun for any length of time. I didn't realise what a difference it made to the pressure until last year, so I had been incorrectly inflating my tyres for years (well, the 2 that are in the sun when it's sunny)
    • SuzieSue
    • By SuzieSue 28th Nov 17, 9:38 PM
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    Everyone knows what you're supposed to do but to be fair, I never check mine and I suspect most people don't either. I've never seen anyone in my street out there checking their tyres.

    A quick glance round now and again to see how the tread's going and whether they look a bit soft and it's job done unless the TPMS flags a fault.
    Originally posted by chrisw
    Never? You should check at least once a month. The TPMS warning isn't a substitute for checking tyre pressures.
    • Crabman
    • By Crabman 28th Nov 17, 10:04 PM
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    Now that the incompetent clowns Highways England have abolished the hard shoulder on the local motorway, I visually check all tyres by walking around the car before each journey.

    There have been several deaths and serious injuries caused by "all lane running" implementation due to vehicles in lane 1 (which used to be the hard shoulder) colliding at motorway speeds into broken down vehicles.
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    • James_N
    • By James_N 29th Nov 17, 8:32 AM
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    ideally you should check every week (me sunday) this is my routine

    1. Make hot coffee
    2. Go out check oil (top up if needed)
    3. check anti freeze (top up if needed)
    4. check screen wash (top up if needed)
    5. check other levels (same as above)
    6. check all 4 tyres with psi reader (add more air if needed)

    7. Go back in and enjoy your coffee thats cooled down lol

    ps: i know someone who was driving around with 2 bold tyres and 3 months out of mot and yet they complain when the car breaks down erm... ok
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    • peter12345678910
    • By peter12345678910 29th Nov 17, 8:52 AM
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    You should be able to do a visual check, notice how the car is manovering or maybe if mpg is decreasing....
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    • IanMSpencer
    • By IanMSpencer 29th Nov 17, 9:03 AM
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    Back to the original post. It is highly unlikely that simply parking half on and off the kerb will cause the tyre to leak, however, I guess that a hard strike at the right angle could temporarily break the seal and cause a problem, though I am struggling to convince myself that it could re-seat itself afterwards.

    A couple of causes are that a tyre may be slowly losing pressure and what does happen is that once they get below a certain pressure they lose their shape and are more likely to not be well sealed and the pressure drops more quickly.

    Most likely the tyre has a slow puncture, or a poor rim seal (corrosion on alloys can cause problems) and the tyre has been going down for a while and the kerbing has simply made you look - a coincidence). Tyres get a real hammering along a typical road surface (think of the forces involved in hitting a poor bit of road surface on the motorway at 70mph, or cornering on an A road where the car is near the limit of grip) and then consider the forces of simply riding up a kerb and sitting there, you'd have to be looking at a high kerb hit fast to really cause problems.
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