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Nail in tyre

On 10 Mar 2014 at 7:22pm Trebor wrote:
Just found a silver nail with a cross head in my tyre. Anyone else had one recently?
There was a spate a few years back of these?
On 10 Mar 2014 at 7:39pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Actually yes. We had the same thing today. Where did this happen to your car? We are Wallands area.
On 10 Mar 2014 at 7:44pm Trebor wrote:
Yep same location. Looks like they are back again then.
Is it the same Nail I described?
On 10 Mar 2014 at 7:50pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Yes it is. I will inform the police.
On 10 Mar 2014 at 8:16pm Brussel sprout wrote:
I have reported it. Not especially worried about the criminal damage or cost, more that it could be very dangerous. My tyre could have blown and I have driven the car today with both my kids in the back. We also parked at the Station car park yesterday, so it's possible that it was done there.
On 10 Mar 2014 at 8:25pm No Pot Pourri wrote:
If the nail was in the tread area, there is little chance it will "blow", just deflate. Annoying though! If it is not in the tyre wall, a puncture repair is cheap and simple.
Seems like the work of an insecure loser.
On 10 Mar 2014 at 8:29pm Trebor wrote:
My thoughts exactly, exactly the same thing for me today. It would have happened in the wallands area.. too much of a coincidence.
On 10 Mar 2014 at 9:22pm plumber wrote:
Nails don't have crossheads, it is a screw. And as No Pot Pourri states, if it is in the tread; it can be patched. And it wouldn't BLOW, just very slowly deflate. Generally over days - sometimes weeks.
If it is in the tread, someone just dropped a box of screws and you ran over it sometime in the last week. It can take a while to notice.
If it is in the sidewall, then watch out. Some dodgy builder /chippie has it in for you.
A malicious tradesperson wouldn't go through the EXTRA effort to put a screw into the tread of the tyre, when just putting it into the side would be faster and easier; AND cost you more as replacing the tyre is the only option.
You ran over a screw, you got a puncture that needs to be patched. There is no crime, it is not a drama.
This is Lewes, Trebor and Brussel Sprout, AND you live in the Wallands area (not exactly a hotbed of crime). You probably ran over the same box of screws while illegally parking your SUV while dropping your kids off at school. But you wouldn't have noticed as you were on your mobile at the time.
Your life is now boring everyone else in Lewes. Please, put all your thoughts and daily activities into a book that we can all fail to read later. Thanks
On 10 Mar 2014 at 9:52pm Brussel sprout wrote:
Why the spite plumber?
Someone put a screw (screw, nail whatever I was not going to nit pick, it is a screw however) in the SIDE of my tyre and it would appear somebody else's too.
Should I just ignore it?
Nothing better to do than troll the Lewes forum?
On 11 Mar 2014 at 8:31am Border Control wrote:
Is EVERYONE paranoid these days ?
On 11 Mar 2014 at 8:32am Southover Queen wrote:
It doesn't sound like paranoia: it sounds like criminal damage pure and simple.
On 11 Mar 2014 at 7:10pm applecart wrote:
This happened to my car a couple of years ago in Wallands area. Sods put a nail in the same tyre a week after I replaced it! Most me nearly 500 in tyres.
On 12 Mar 2014 at 12:54pm mike wrote:
Nails / screws do make their way into tyres on occasion simply just by driving along / parking (yes, even in the sidewalls). Likewise if a stone hits your windscreen don't call the police. That just happens too. Life hu?
On 12 Mar 2014 at 3:53pm 8 miles from lewes wrote:
Same crime committed 8 miles from Lewes to my car.Kwik fit and move on.
On 12 Mar 2014 at 8:53pm Fisherman wrote:
Me too! Someone stole all the screen wash from my car! Last time I tried to use it it was empty! Police are investigating.

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