Originally Posted by M3ryder55
My night started off great! I picked up a 2010 Space Grey fully loaded sedan for 9200 off msrp.
Bad news was when I went to show my bother my car at his place, driving in his street at night, we ran over something (i believe a very small piece of glass). I heard a popping sort of loud noise when I ran over it. None the less my tpms light came on and my left rear tire began leaking air.
I was extremely heated earlier tonight but have calmed down a little bit. My car is equipped w/ 19's w/ the Continental ContiSportContact 3 tires. I called bmw assist and they said they would tow it to the dealership and have them replace the tire. The last thing I want to see is my brand new m3 on a tow truck for the love of god.
Question is are these tires run flat? I have an air compressor in the back of the car. I'm spending the night at his place and I don't know what to do. Take the wheel off the car in the morning and have a tire place replace it. Or if these are run flat tires, maybe I can pump some air in them (from the compressor in the back) and drive it to a tire shop (about 5 miles away)..
Are you planning on tracking the car? If not, see if you can get it patched and plugged. I had a similar experience with my E46 M3 and a screw in the rear tire after 500 miles. I got the tire plugged and patched and it lasted until the wear bars (about 20K miles). I did NOT track the car so if that is your plan I would recommend getting a replacement tire.