Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Space Coast, FL
Vehicle: 2015 SLK350 Palladium/Beige, Sport
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I'm feeling snake-bit about my rear tires: Yesterday, I discovered that one of my brand new rear Michelins now has a puncture in the form of a screw embedded in the outer tread band! Didn't notice the problem when I started up the SLK; it hadn't been driven for about 3 days. As I slowly pulled out of my driveway the tire pressure warning system kicked in, declaring that my right rear had only 5psi! I hopped out confirmed the flat tire, then gently moved the car back into the garage. Put air in the tire today; just to confirm I won't need a tow. Fortunately, the tire/auto shop is less than a mile away. This is a long holiday weekend, so the repair/replacement will have to wait until at least Tuesday. I doubt the ink has dried on the new road hazard warranty;hoping it results in a new tire vs repair.
Update: Today the tire shop confirmed the puncture location in the outer tread band prohibits repair. So, new tire on order; may arrive this afternoon. The road hazard warranty covers the new tire, but I pay for the mounting, balance, etc. Also, I'll need a new hazard warranty to cover the new tire. Total out-of-pocket around $50.
Last edited by Sgooter; 05-29-2019 at 07:47 AM.