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    Screwed Tyre (Literally) - Options?

    Hi guys,

    Tyre was losing air so I took it into the local tyre joint to have it looked it. Appears that there is a screw that is pretty border line to the sidewall - which is deemed not repairable. Sent a photo to a mate who use to work at KMart Auto, he said if done properly can be repaired as these are pretty new tyres (I've had them for probably 2 months).

    Basically I suspect I have 4 options here:
    1. Take it to my mate or a another repairer to see if they can fix it.
    2. Live with having the screw in the tyre for the remainder of its life, pump it up when necessary (sounds awfully painful)
    3. Replace the single tyre with a new Pzero (Ouch).
    4. Have a pretty mint Goodyear F1 Directional 5 on hand, which as done very low KMs as well (my luck with cars have been so so) - replace the single corner with this.

    Just like to see everyone's thoughts on this, and thoughts of having a single mismatched tyre of the same size etc.




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    having an accident due to the repair patch coming off while doing 110kmh... void insurance. worth it? your call

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    Screw it out and put a plug in it.
    its been done for years and only in the last couple of years that tyre services have been refusing to do it.
    Why????
    Because they want to sell you a tyre
    As for the voiding insurance.
    pfft

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    1. could do, but cash only and no invoice/receipt
    2. if you don't have a life
    3. could do
    4. could do - not unroadworthy to have different make, model or tread pattern on the same axle (but must be same size and type i.e. radial or bias-ply but not both)

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    Ended up with getting it replaced. Figured might as well do it while the other's are still relatively new - travel around way too much and knowing my driving + the thought of putting lives at risk just wasn't worth it. Thanks guys.

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