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      04-12-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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tire has got a gash in the sidewall

hi guys,
i gashed my front passenger tire...it is about the depth of a 1/4 penny...
i am getting it replaced but wondering how much do i have to alter my driving to be safe and prevent a blow-out?
i wont corner too hard obviously, but how fast is too unsafe on the highway...i am just curious, i dont plan on pushing my car or anything, i am not suicidal, but just want to know.
the gash occurred yesterday morning.

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hi guys,
i gashed my front passenger tire...it is about the depth of half a penny or 3/4...
i am getting it replaced but wondering how much do i have to alter my driving to be safe and prevent a blow-out?
i wont corner too hard obviously, but how fast is too unsafe on the highway...i am just curious, i dont plan on pushing my car or anything, i am not suicidal, but just want to know.
the gash occurred yesterday morning.
leave it in the garage. a gash of that depth and in that location could result in a blowout standing still!
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+1 Don't risk a 70K car over a tire, not to mention your health
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3/4 of a penny? Can you see air? Park it, please.

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leave it in the garage. a gash of that depth and in that location could result in a blowout standing still!
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thanks guys,that was dumb, i dont know what i was thinking. it is more like a 1/4 of a penny deep///i have been driving it daily since it happened, not pushing it though, it will be changed by the end of the week...should i still garage it?
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