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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

After taking a look at the damage and reading the review of the terms, it might be more cost effective to just pay out of pocket for the repair.

If the policy only covers 4 rims & 4 tires for 7 years, then its dumb to waste it on this incident (of course if its relatively cheap to repair). Ill know more on monday when I go to the dealership. It looks like it might be easily repaired as the scratch isnt that big or noticeable.

Im more concerned about the chunk of rubber missing. I dont know how deep the side wall is on the tire and would hate for it to cause a blowout while driving.

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:49 PM
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The tire will be likely be covered but the rim wont be unless its bent which it probably isnt in that type of hit. The policy is not for cosmetics its for functionality, hit it harder the next time lol
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

I'll agree with some of the others here.

Unless there's some deformation the camera doesn't show, they likely won't replace the rim under the policy. However, they may be able to repair it and may cover that.

Even if not, it should still be far cheaper than the out of pocket to replace it.

I got a small scrape on the wheel of my last pickup some years ago. Thankfully, the next tire rotation put it on the passenger side, so I didn't have to look at it often. As a result, I never got it fixed.
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

Just read one line in that policy and that one said if the tyre is no longer able to hold air or the wheel is no longer able to be balanced then the following options are available.
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Be honest, how bad is it?

Dude that looks fine keep driving on it, that's not enough damage to the tire or rim to worry about. You only have 1300 miles why fix it now when it's just going to happen again and worst.

I've driven on chunked out sidewalks down to the threaded support for years without issue and they were way worst than that.

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Dude that looks fine keep driving on it, that's not enough damage to the tire or rim to worry about. You only have 1300 miles why fix it now when it's just going to happen again and worst.

I've driven on chunked out sidewalks down to the threaded support for years without issue and they were way worst than that.

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very reassuring to hear. I was walking to my car today and was deliberately looking for the rim damage and couldnt see it. Of course upon closer inspection its there but not easily noticeable. I am going to see if there is a patch or something for the sidewall of the tire just in case. If not then I dont think im going to waste one of the uses of the mopar plan on this.
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

Any type of professional strength rubber glue should do the trick to keep the area from peeling back


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very reassuring to hear. I was walking to my car today and was deliberately looking for the rim damage and couldnt see it. Of course upon closer inspection its there but not easily noticeable. I am going to see if there is a patch or something for the sidewall of the tire just in case. If not then I dont think im going to waste one of the uses of the mopar plan on this.
That looks like a decent chunk out of your side wall. You cant patch a sidewall, any glue or anything you put in there would only be cosmetic it wont do anything for the strength of the tire. I would not want to be the one driving that thing on the highway if it blew out especially on the front. Might be ok might not
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Be honest, how bad is it?

It didn't even bubble. The damage on the sidewall is exactly that... Cosmetic. The rim as well. If you don't have any experience why even bother commenting and scaring him into wasting a perfectly fine brand new tire

Ps if the tire did have some sidewall failure and is bubbled in that spot would replace it. That's when it's not worth the risk if you drive frequently at highway speeds.


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It didn't even bubble. The damage on the sidewall is exactly that... Cosmetic. If you don't have any experience why even bother commenting?

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I do have experiance and it doesnt have to bubble. The thickness of that sidewall has been reduced a decent amount its not as strong as it was will it blow out who knows take a chance.
My sister had near identical damage a year ago and hers did blow out on a highway in an suv full of kids fortunately it was on the back and no one got hurt. Her husband made the decision not to fix it wrong decision in that case.
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

You paid for the coverage, why wouldn't you use it? Tire damage can be a safety issue, why take the chance. That's my way of thinking anyway.
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On a side note, the mopar plan is kind of a giant scam. When I purchased it, the finance guy told me that there was no limit on the plan in terms of usage. This form is saying that the plan is only good for 4 wheels or 4 tires during the entire 6 year policy. Not eligible for 4 new each year, 4 total...for 6 years.
Whoa, whoa, whoa... the finance guy didn't tell you the truth when trying to get you to buy something? Shocking
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