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Old 05-26-2001, 09:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy a tire bump on the sidewall: What to do?

There's a bump on the sidewall on my Toyo Proxes tire. I bought it from a local tire store which they don't carry toyo's tire(they bought the tires from another authorized toyo store) and they said they are not reponsible for any kind of warranty or anything...so what to do and who's responsible...or do I have to pay the cost?
PS. they say I hit a pothole by myself but I serious did not and the tire only got ~500 miles
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Old 05-26-2001, 10:17 AM   #2
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You hit a pothole

I had the Toyo Proxes on my 17"s and 3 of my tires had bumps on the outside (and 2 had bumps on the inside!) and that was the last time I bought soft sidewalled tires.

My 17"s were so badly bent (lips) that I had to have them refinished. Not a pretty situation

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Old 05-26-2001, 10:36 AM   #3
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sounds like you are going to have to eat this one and buy another tire....

i wouldnt do business with them again!

Discount tire has always warranties bumps, nails, that sort of thing... i'd go w/a larger company next time...

sigh... what a bummer...
take care...

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Old 05-26-2001, 10:46 AM   #4
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Yep time to swap it out for a new one. It's not safe to drive with an impact break.
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Old 05-26-2001, 03:58 PM   #5
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There are some reasonable litigators in your neighborhood, but you are probably better served replacing the injured party at your expense. M
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Old 05-27-2001, 09:57 AM   #6
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Yeah unfortunately it sounds like you will have to eat the cost of a new tire. Sorry to hear that man =(

If you have a Discount Tire branch in your area i suggest you go there and pay the extra $10-12 for insurance on the tires. Its great, they'll fix any road-related damage except for normal road wear, but any nails, punctures, tears related to road conditions, if they cannot fix, they will replace the tire for free. so if your tires are looking worn, look for some nice gravel or glass to drive over, j/k


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