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Flat Tire on 495 today, less than 2K miles

Discussion in 'New England' started by linuxdrake, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. linuxdrake

    linuxdrake Member

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    Got my first flat in 13 years of driving, guess I was due, hole was the size of a AA battery, so the pump with sealant wasn't going to work.

    Getting towed to the Watertown station tomorrow :crying:

    Anyone else have this happen with 19" factory tires being so thin? Anyone here get a spare rim + tire because of a flat?
     
  2. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Man, sorry to hear that. I went with the plug repair kit instead of the goo, but not sure if that sounds repairable.
    I've got 14.5k miles on my car (half with snows though?) and I did have a flat but because of a screw (documented elsewhere on the forum).
    Seems like it would be easier for them to deliver a wheel/tire to you...
     
  3. bhuwan

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    That sucks
     
  4. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    22k on my 19s and I haven't had any issues em. When I got the car they were all 45psi. I checked them about around 15k miles and all 4 of them were at 40-41psi so I pumped them back up to 45. that's about it.

    and if you got a flat, but aren't getting it towed until tomorrow...where is your car now? Did you drive it on the rim?
     
  5. linuxdrake

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    Na Tesla Towed it to my house, was 22 miles away, and sending a 2nd truck tomorrow AM to tow it to the service center as they were closed tonight.
     
  6. pfq1982

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    Does Tesla pay for the tows or do you? Are they covered under some kind of Tesla provided warranty or plan that you purchased? I hope the answer is Tesla, but I've always wondered and never known...
     
  7. linuxdrake

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    I believe they do cover tows under the 24/7 roadside assistance program if you have the service plan, Ill let you know for sure tomorrow after tire is replaced.
     
  8. linuxdrake

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    Update...

    Got the tire replaced today at the Service Center, was very good experience, was in and out in about 1 hour. They mentioned that there was a number of other owners that had tires blowout last night as well. Just my luck :tongue:

    The Towing was indeed covered 100%, but the replacement tire was not, as expected.

    I also got myself a Full Spare rim and tire, due to what I do for work, I cant wait as long as I did last night for towing.



    Anyone have any suggestions for a good low profile, light weight jack I can keep in the car in the unlikely event of another flat.
     
  9. lolachampcar

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    "good low profile, light weight" and Bad A$$ on that jack as the car is heavy! My poor shop jack told me as much when I was doing the rear suspension. It lifted the car but it did not like it.
     
  10. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh that doesn't sound good. Did the car drop on the floor? At least no body parts were underneath at the time....
     
  11. lolachampcar

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    Nope; It was a 2 ton jack which did the trick. You could just tell it was not happy about it. It was one of my old race quick jacks so it was used to 1600lb cars and is "geared" to quick lifting which makes dealing with a heavy car that much more difficult.
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Try one of these. They are not cheap though.
     
  13. cinergi

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    Please don't tell me that was 495S right before the 290 offramp in the middle lane. That's where I got mine recently and if they haven't patched that hole then *WTF*
     
  14. linuxdrake

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    Whoa very similar circumstances, it was a bit after the 290 merge on 495S and it was the middle lane, no real pot hole.
    I think it was a bolt or piece of metal that it picked up, looking at the tire it put 1-2 "AA" battery size holes in it that I could see clearly.
     

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