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$1000 screw [through tire]

gcardona

Member
Jun 16, 2019
29
44
Richardson, TX
Last night, on my way home form getting some food for the family, I was driving down the road listening to some tunes when all of a sudden the drum beat in the music was off. Wait, is that the music, or something else? I turned down the music and hear the familiar THUMP, THUMP, THUMP. Oh Shih-tzu, I got a flat. I drive a few blocks and find a neighborhood to pull over in and park. I get my Tesla Porta-Compressor out and try to re-inflate with no luck. Must be a pretty big hole. I call Tesla Roadside Assistance, and they offer to tow my car to the nearest service center or tire shop, but I decline and ask to get a tow to my house. 10 minutes later, the tow truck shows up and he does a great job of towing me to the house, where I park in the garage and get our 1 hour old food to the family.

The next day, I put the car up on jack stands, ready to take the tire to get repaired or replaced at Discount tire. Once I remove the tire, I see why it wouldn't hold air. The 4 inch screw had PUNCHED THROUGH THE WHEEL! What are the odds? Now I'm waiting for Mobile Service to see if they can bring me a new wheel and tire, but it will have to be Monday. (today is Saturday.) I suspect the cost to be $400 for the tire and $600 for the wheel.


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Skione65

Active Member
May 5, 2016
1,496
738
Kentucky
Looks like a Michelin PS4S on a 20” Sport my guess is $750 Rim and $350 tire. If it’s a 19” your estimate would be closer. Best of luck. I’ve seen photos of a construction bolt go through both the rim at the barrel AND tire. Crazy stuff.

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JDMerica

Member
Mar 18, 2021
188
181
Virginia
Yeah if it's gonna be 1k for a tire and 1 stock wheel, that's when you get yourself a set of nice aftermarket wheels and make some lemonade.
 

gcardona

Member
Jun 16, 2019
29
44
Richardson, TX
I just got a new wheel and tire from Mobile Service. $1200, including everything. $350 for the tire, $750 for the wheel, +labor, tax, etc. Thanks for all of the suggestions.
 

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