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    Tire shot. Rim? Should I go through insurance? Advise please

    So last night I came back from vacation and my GF's brother in law picked us up at the airport.
    While driving us home in the GF's leased 2016 Honda Pilot, he hit a curb and we had a blow out.
    The rim is damaged, possibly shot.

    Of course it's a lease so she needs the same tires and i can't just change 1

    She doesn't want to call insurance for fear her rates are going to go up.
    I think she needs a new rim ( or at least repaired) and 2 tires and that's not going to be cheap.
    But she has a point, after deductible etc.

    Any rim repair places, Islip area recommendations?


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    Tires are Bridgestone Dueler H/R Sport AS 245/60R18 105H
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    #2
    That looks fixable unless there's more not scene. I used a welder off on Allen Blvd in Farmingdale years ago. Tire is a common stocked one

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      #3
      why would insurance go up? he hit a "pothole". But I cant see that costing more than the deductible. They can either repair the rim or buy a used replacement on ebay/craigslist. As for the tire, why does it have to match the rest because it was a lease? Never heard of such a thing.

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        #4
        I don't see why's new rim is needed. Looks like it's just mostly surface damage. How many miles on the car? While you usually change tires in pairs if it's really low mileage you might get away with one. Maybe.
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          #5
          I would replace the rim. Not all cracks are visible and I don't fool around when it comes to tires. Next to brakes, they are the most important things on a car as far as safety is concerned. I'm assuming that was a front tire so a wheel alignment will be necessary. Depending on how fast he was going, you might want someone to have a look at the suspension and associated connecting parts as well.

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            #6
            Originally posted by bberetta1 View Post
            I would replace the rim. Not all cracks are visible and I don't fool around when it comes to tires. Next to brakes, they are the most important things on a car as far as safety is concerned. I'm assuming that was a front tire so a wheel alignment will be necessary. Depending on how fast he was going, you might want someone to have a look at the suspension and associated connecting parts as well.
            He was doing 25/30 Didn't hit it straight on, just smacked it on the side.
            The car is a lease ,so she has to replace with the same tires and the rim has to be good.
            2 years left on the lease so 2 new tires and I'm going to look for a replacement rim anyhow. But she needs to get it on road for work.

            I found a guy to fix the rim $125, and is picking it up later today.
            Firestone carries these exact tires for $218 installed and balanced including the liberal utopia fees.

            She's not going to bother calling insurance.
            Thanks for the advice guys.
            Last edited by Aquabach; 08-30-2016, 11:26 AM.
            "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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              #7
              Nothing wrong with that rim. It'll hold air.

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                #8
                I had a rim repaired on a previously owned audi. Don't remember the company but it was not very expensive and i could not find the area after repair. Also can try ebay for rims

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Aquabach View Post

                  He was doing 25/30 Didn't hit it straight on, just smacked it on the side.
                  The car is a lease ,so she has to replace with the same tires and the rim has to be good.
                  2 years left on the lease so 2 new tires and I'm going to look for a replacement rim anyhow. But she needs to get it on road for work.

                  I found a guy to fix the rim $125, and is picking it up later today.
                  Firestone carries these exact tires for $218 installed and balanced including the liberal utopia fees.

                  She's not going to bother calling insurance.
                  Thanks for the advice guys.
                  oops did not read your post.........carry on

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                    #10
                    Atlantic Wheel on Bay Shore Rd in N Babylon-Deer Park
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                      #11
                      Take it to Willets Point, yo Enrique can fix it in cinco minutos
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                        #12
                        with 2 years left on the lease - I'd go buy ONE tire, a good used one even.... you'll probably be replacing them again before the lease it up anyway.

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