DaveinOlyWA wrote:Flats are not rare around here. I Gabe replaced 2 tires and had a half inch bolt pulled out of another.
Not alone here. Probably a dozen stories or more of people getting tires replaced or fixed
I agree. Flats are not rare. As I posted on http://priuschat.com/threads/prius-its- ... st-1468472
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This is probably not a complete list of flats I've gotten but I can remember these off the top of my head. I don't have all the dates. All cars below were bought new by me except the Camry.
- at least 1 flat on my 91 Camry (sometime between 1997-1999; car was a hand me down in 97, I don't remember how miles it had when handed down to me, but I sold it ~90K miles in late 01 or early 02)
- at least 1 or 2 flats on my 02 Maxima (sold it before 40K miles)
- at least 1 or 2 flats on my 04 350Z (sold it before <54K miles in mid-2011)
- at least 3-6 flats on my 06 Prius now @ ~61K miles (1 was unrepairable due to being at the edge, another was either a tire failure or hitting due to hitting a road hazard on I-5, 150 miles away from home, near Coalinga (aka middle of nowhere w/the strong odor of cow dung) when I was a passenger)
Some flats were in WA state and others were in CA. Fortunately, out of all of the above, I can only think of 2 times where I had to use the spare, on the Camry and once on the Prius. The other times, the leak/damage wasn't so bad that I was able to overinflate the tire and drive home and/or to the tire repair place.