Replacement tyre issue

JohnC1956 Forumite Posts: 3
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Hi all

A few months back I had some damage to the side wall of my tyre. The car is a 2023 Skoda Enyaq. The fitted trye are Bridgestone Turanza. Fortunately I took out the trye and alloy insurance when buying the car, so I took the car in and they contacted the insurers who confirmed that the would replace the tyre.
My local Skoda dealership - Heritage Skoda, do not carry spare tyres, so they would have to order it directly from Bridgestone.
It has now been 6 weeks and still no sign of a new tyre. I am having to reflate the tyre every 2 - 3 days as it will lose about 0.5 of a bar over that time frame.

How long would it be realistic to wait? For safety reasons I cannot put a different make / style of tyre as the axle should always have the same brand/make.
Would it be reasonable to ask the dealership or insurers to pay for a pair of tyres? The cover is limited to £300 per claim.

Thanks in advance 


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