Side Wall Car Damage after Curb Rash. Is This Safe to Drive

Can someone please advise me if the cut is deep?

Here are some photos:

https://imgur.com/a/2dkxL7e

https://imgur.com/a/SUlDUWd

Comments

  • +8 votes

    Unlike the other OP, this looks like it needs a new tyre.

  • +12 votes

    i've seen cases like this before. unfortunately you need a new car. sorry OP

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      Especially if the bump was hard enough to cause any of the indicator fluid to leak.

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      I think its shoes flew off too. He's dead Jim.

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    Cut the flap off and post another picture.

  • +3 votes

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    8 hours 30 min ago

    Welcome to OzTyre Service.

    Can someone please advise me if the cut is deep?

    The first cut is the deepest.

    Tyre is stuffed.

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    OP, curious, at what speed did you hit the curb?

  • +2 votes

    Once there's sidewall damage on the tyre, it needs replacing.

    • -1 vote

      Once there's serious sidewall damage on the tyre, it needs replacing.

      • +1 vote

        sidewall damage is serious, no matter what level. Any damage weakens it, which means it's at risk of a blow out.

        But hey, you do you.

        • +1 vote

          There’s damage and there’s damage. Replacing a tyre for some slight damage is wasteful. The OP pic show damage I would replace. The previous similar post I would not.

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    I believe as it is on the side wall and so deep it's likely you need a new tyre.

  • +2 votes

    Just curious if we all say no don't change the tyre and then you have an accident due to a tyre blowout and kill someone , are we all liable ?

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      Yes of course, OzBargain is a highly regarded source of any life advice and if we are ever wrong we are all going to gaol!

      • +2 votes

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  • +1 vote

    Isn't it free to take it to bobjane/jax tyres to get someone physically inspect it?!

  • +2 votes

    No chords visible. It looks like it's only damage to the rim protector.

    I'd need to look properly but I'd probably run it and monitor

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      this is exactly what the mechanic told me.

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    Hi everyone, thank you for all of your advises, I went to my local repairer and they said it is just the rim protector that got cut through.