I live in Chicago and was driving on Lake St. in Addison last night. They are doing construction on the road and it was dark, foggy and was snowing like mist frozen rain. Very odd night since it was pretty cold too. Anyways, I couldn't see the road and hit this huge pot hole. It barely bent the rim and I went into a resturant to get something to eat, when I came out the tire was completely flat! I just bought these tires too and it probably has about 2,000 miles on it. Good news....the tire appears to be fine. Bad news is the rim is bent a little which caused the leak I'm assuming. My friend said this happened to him and I could pound it out with a rubber mallet, which I do have. Can I just take it some place to get fixed? Here are some pics.
Just put some soapy water on the tire where the dent is and see if its leaking there. If theres no bubbles then obviously the leak is elswhere. If you have the equipment to get bead off the rim where that dent is you can use channel lox/ adjustable wrench to bend it back. Well, thats with steel rims, I dunno if that'll work for you, looks like you have alloys.
Either way, you can take it somewhere like Sears or Les Schwab and they'll most likely fix it for free. Unless you want it rebalanced...
I actually bent my rim like this one day when it was snowing :-) . I took it to my mechanic who we know fairly well and they said that it would be best just to buy a rim from a salvage yard for $25(mine came with the wheel). The reason is that the rim is structurally compromised and next time something happens to the rim, it could completely cave in if bad enough.
I just went ahead and bought a used rim from a junkyard. I got it for $60 shipped. The tire is still under warranty so as soon as I get the rim I'll have a new tired installed. Thank god I spent the $7 on the insurance from the tire place.
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