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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 2 months ago

Can Deck Cards damage sidewall on car tires?

I recently purchased a new car and I plasti dipped the rims. I placed deck cards around the rim to avoid overspray onto the tires. About a month later, I got a flat tire. Took it to the dealership service and they said "they fixed it" and the tire ended up going flat again the next day. So I went back and they said theres pokes on the side wall and thats what caused the flat tire and said I need a new tire. Is this possible or was the car tire defective to begin with? If this is true, will all my tires eventually go flat?

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Pokes on the sidewalls would mean holes in the sidewalls like from a pin or nail.

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  • 2 months ago

    You effed up the tire.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I am looking at this question to find out what "deck cards are" I googled and got playing cards. That can't be it?


    Other than that, I never go back to the dealership for anything.  They sell cars. That is their specialty. Nothing else.   

    If I want service I go to the specific specialty store such as a Tire store for tires & wheels.

    Obviously they did not fix the flat, or they did if it was a puncture but then cause a leak somewhere else.  Usually around the rim.  They did not check that to make sure they did their job right...and 100%

    Suggesting you need a new tire is just a money grab by them.

    A month old tire is still a NEW TIRE. So they are full of it and just want your money.

    Go to a tire store.  

    I don't know how you are doing this(but you can't drive on a flat tire 10 feet or you will destroy the tire.)  You should put on the spare. Then you can drive.(provided the spare is not flat) These expensive lessons we learn.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago


    Dealers are not that reliable for Wheel/Tyre leaking problems. Better you should go to a Tyre Dealer or Independent garage.

    The Entire wheel assembly and tyre should be submerged and observed to see where the actual leak is coming from.

    In my experience as a Tyre Tech (c.1975). I have seen leaking from tyre rims, the wheel it self, stems, as well as the expected punctured tyre.

    More than three puncture repairs in the Tyre, should be replaced.

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