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It's starting to become expensive

Well, went to Autobacs (a giant garage and car shop) at lunchtime for the installation of a super cool radar and a wash and the mechanic showed me one of the tires was cut, near the wheel

So, now I have to change the tire and that's going to be £300. Plus, the £180 paid for replacing the washlight cover

Oh well, all in the name of love
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You mean someone actually cut your tyre
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No, don't think so. It's a small cut right near the alloy. Didn't notice until the mechanic showed it to me.

Maybe I hit a wheel somewhere.
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Maybe I hit a wheel somewhere.
I don't know, you give these young lads high performance cars and this is how they treat them...



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My boss and chief accountant (eg. Mrs BF) ain't gonna be happy about this (and I am yet to tell her how much the mods I am thinking about will cost )



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It's a puncture, happens all the time.
 
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First I ever have with a car. Wish it happened on the Murano
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I guess Hertz don't cover tyres BF ?
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They do.

I got offered a refund for the 10 bucks
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Maybe that happened when you lent it to your brother in law...
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If it was a hire car I'd drive it on the rim
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£300 What size tyre BF??
 
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It might have been the brother in law - nevermind



The tire size is … erm … 19 inches… that's all I know
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Lmao go forth and check the sizes ya waster
 
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The code is: 265/30 ZR 19

What does it mean?
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265 is the width in mm, 30 is the percentage of the width the height of the tyre is from rim to outside edge, ZR is your speed rating and 19 is the wheel diameter
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Its 265mm wide And look aove for the rest lol The Hammy man beat me to it haha
 
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How do I check the ZR speed rating? Is there a scale or something?
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I'll look for you a sec....
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Thanks Hamster!
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This is a better page...

Tyre Sidewall Explained

ZR is good for 240KPH and upwards
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Neat, I guess with ZR I am pretty safe speed wise
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