Tyre Weld 2!


Dedicated Member
Dec 7, 2011
Model of Z
3.0i sports automatic
No photos i'm afraid but was losing air in my nearside front van tyre and it's let me down twice now. Both times seem to coincide with me parking with two wheels on the grass verge and 100 yards after setting off it's as flat as a pancake.

Anyway, I took it into a tyre place today and left it with them to take a look at, not least because like I say i'd driven it near flat for a minute or so.

When I returned they showed me a 2" long bite out of the the bit that goes behind the rim if that makes sense and suggested i'd hit something hard, although the wheel is intact with no sign of a scratch or mark of any kind.
Whilst this would fit in with the problem i'd have thought that this edge would have been reinforced, probably with wire and I can't find any images online that replicate the damage?