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Originally Posted by steven
pj.................ive watched loads of cars hitting it with an almighty bang,when i was down taking the pics....i went to ats they said my tires 60 quid but ill have to keep watching my mot is not till september he said the mot centre will fail it..

Replace the tyre now - don't wait a few months for the sake of 60. The tyre is your only contact with the road! Do not compromise safety by not replacing the tyre. Lifes are at risk here.

Also, as with a slow puncture, water will gradually penetrate the rip and start to " dissolve" the glues that hold the various parts of the tyre strengthening wires together - result - large puncture, blow out or delamination - all serious - IMHO.

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