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Old Wed, Nov-10-2010, 12:11:16 AM   #1
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Default Pothole Damage,

So my dealership is saying that one of my front tires has pothole damage. It is bulging out a little bit and they claim "it is definitely due to a pot hole"

Here is my situation, I just bought this car as a CPO. The car has 15k miles only. The tires are only 3 months old (4k miles). Even though the damage is on one tire they are saying that I need to replace both front tires. And they are saying it's not going to be covered under warranty.

What do you guys recommend I should do?

Also, how can they be so sure that the damage is due to a pothole when the rim is no damaged at all?

Also, do I really have to replace both tires if the other tire is only 4K miles old?

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If the other tire is not damaged, you should be fine with only doing one.
I would take it to a good tire shop to look at. The dealer is useless.
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I agree with Stalker. Go get a second opinion from local tire shops.
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I would also double-check to make sure that your alloy/rim is not damaged.

The reason is that I hit a pot-hole in my M3, did not suffer any tire damage but bent my front alloy/rim (only found this out after doing a 140mph run at an airport runway event).
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Even with only 4K on them. You should replace both fronts. The problem is that your car will pull to the left of right, depending on what side you replace. These cars are so sensitive to changes in diameter and psi, you'll think your out of alignment. Just an FYI.
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