At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!
I didn't know that was even possible.
Does the Honda wheel (on a 2013 Accord EXL) stick out a fraction of an
inch more than it should, or are the tires less bulgy than most?
At one point the curb is at least partially at fault, rather than
stepping back as it rises a tree root (or truck override or something)
had caused the top of a segment of the curb to be a bit further out
than the base.
Scrape isn't bad but it isn't good, and it would certainly remove any
balance weights I had hanging there (but I don't think I did).
Yeah, I did the same thing-- the road pitched down into a little gully
next to a real high curb in downtown Savannah, GA where I needed to
I stopped by one of those OMG high prices wheel shops and asked the guy
if he could do anything to repair it. He essentially said man-uo dude
and don't worry about it-- it's just a scrape on your wheel!
I’m so old I can remember when other people's achievements were
considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance.
I had the same experience in my 2013 Civic LX, several times, but not in
any of my prior, non-Honda vehicles. I thought it was just bad luck.
Fortunately, I've managed to avoid it (thus far) with my 2014 Civic EX,
which has much nicer wheels.
I have the same exact car and I did the same thing to my front right wheel.
What happened to me was a bit more than scratch; I got low tire pressure li
ght to come on immediately.
I measured the pressure it was around 22 psi on that tire while the rest of
the tires were 30-33 psi. I pumped air, reset the light, but it came back
on a week later, with tire pressure down again at 22 psi. I repeated wha
t I did before , and that only lasted one more week and the light came back
on again. It turned out there was a tiny tiny puncture in the tire, luckil
y not on the side but where the tire touches ground. I got it repaired. Now
everything is OK.
I can't believe scraping the tire would cause this puncture, I am puzzled t
o this day how come light came on right when I scraped my wheel the side wa
Perhaps the tire was had the tiny puncture all along.
Also minor scratch on aluminum wheel is somewhat bothersome.
Anyways I thought I share.
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