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Brent Council your roads did this to my poor AMG!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by azam6380, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. azam6380

    azam6380 Senior Member

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    Driving rain, low visibility......Didn't see the pothole........CRUNCH!

    Blowout...N/S/R....

    Great...

    Blowout 1.jpg

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    Thats what happens when we dont pay enough road tax:rolleyes:.Sue them.
     
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    Same thing happened to me with one of the 265/35s on the back of mine in Reading recently.

    Kwik Fit advised me not worth suing Council although I did see they had filled in the hole within 24 Hours.
     
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    Brent are probably spending all their money on newts.
     
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    Urgh. Hope you get it fixed soon. You didn't fancy using the "Tirefit" sealant ? or was the tyre too far gone ?
     
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    i successfully sued southampton council , all the information you need is easy to get ,its worth it
     
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    The problem is I don't actually live in Brent and had driven on for a while before i realised the tyre had gone. I couldnt say exactly where it happened as it was dark and abslolutely pelting down with rain. I just dont have any evidence.
     
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    You got a tow truck for a puncture ???

    Am I missing something :confused: :rolleyes:

    VERY nice car though ;)
     
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    The SL55 comes with a tube of "Tirefit" sealant in place of a spare wheel. If the puncture is too bad, it cannot be used, hence my question to the OP.
     
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    Unfortunately, I had all of that removed...This is what is in my boot now. Great for beautiful, incredible sound....Not good for punctures.

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    Oh dear...

    And I guess your glove box was full of asprin :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't have a spare tyre or puncture repair kit. So, it had to be put on a flatbed. It can't be towed as its too low and that would have scratched the front off.

    It is a nice car...Looking to sell it though!
     
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    Nurofen Express! ;)
     
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    Ahhh - I see ! aspirin, for the headaches :lol:

    Honest orifice they're just aspirin...

    You can see where my mind was going :Oops:
     
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    oh yes, I see what you mean! I work in banking....not import/export/supply and demand...
     
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    Some guy on the internet Senior Member

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    Punctures are an everyday hazard that hardly merit a lawsuit (or a bitch thread). Actually, it was you ^^ & not Brent Council that put your car on a flatbed.
     
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    didnt he say he ended up putting it on a flatbed, and not the council? At least thats how it reads to me.
     
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    bizarre comment - bad hair day?

    the thread was about the fact that a pothole wrecked a tyre.

    Seems a good enough basis for a "lawsuit" to me
     
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    Only if the council were aware of the pothole for >24hrs
     
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    Bad hair day indeed is the best description of said post.
     

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