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Can I drive car if....

  • 29-12-2021 12:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭ HBC08


    The front coil over the driver side tyre is broken,there's sharp edges exposed,it was making a weird noise and then was pointed out a few days later when having tyres changed.

    I cant get anyone to look at it over the next few days but need to go a 200km round trip journey on nye.I know its not ideal but how much of a risk is it if I take it handy?



Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,365 ✭✭✭ kirving


    You're at risk of it breaking in another place too. 200km is a good distance to go on a broken spring. Can you post a picture?



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭ HBC08



    Cant really see it clearly without it being up on the lift like it was when the tyres were been changed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ mickuhaha


    No you shouldn't drive it until you can get it repaired. The alignment will be off and your cars stability on corners is affected.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    Wouldn't drive. Have seen the likes of this puncture a tyre before.



  • Registered Users Posts: 144 ✭✭ Summitatem


    Blatant breach of your responsibility as a motorist to drive a car you know is dangerously defective.

    Answer is NO



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭ HBC08


    Thanks for replies.

    As I thought probably not a great idea but might not have a choice,will be taking it extremely handy.



  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ v240gltse


    hi,

    surely you don't want to risk your own life or others if the car goes out of control ?????????. Maybe rent a car if the journey is so vital and let us know the make, model and route so we can stay well away from you.

    very dangerous and irresponsible



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,743 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Don't have a choice? Your car is dangerous to drive. Treat it as if the engine won't start and beg borrow or rent a car from someone else. Lots of mechanics give loaners and your car insurance may cover rental if you have breakdown cover



  • Registered Users Posts: 512 ✭✭✭ MakersMark


    Try renting a car.


    It's insanely stupid to drive this car, knowing its issue.


    I hope this post is a joke.



  • Registered Users Posts: 475 ✭✭ mickuhaha


    I know a lorry driver who was going around a corner when a spring broke and the whole lorry turned over into a field. Probably not going to happen with the car but it is definitely a risk.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,743 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Good decision. Not worth the risk

    Recently I drove a car from Ennis to Dublin and back with a bulge on the left front tyre wall

    Only noticed it afterwards (the tyre was a really good brand and was only a few months old)

    Even though the tyre didn't blow it still sent shivers down my spine knowing what could have happened at motorway speed



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,454 ✭✭✭ HBC08


    Before I knew about this issue ( just that there was a weird sound when I locked the steering fully)The car had been parked up for 6 weeks and I naively though it was just a bit stiff after not driving it.I did a 300km round trip and was cruising at 130kph on motorway. It was late at night too so nobody on the roads and I was throwing it around corners on the non motorway part.I suppose knowing what I know know now all of that would have been pretty dangerous.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭ Phil.x


    My front shock absorber burst when driving over a speed ramp. I thought the car was exploding. Every little crack In the road would make the car like a game of buckaroo, very frightening as I thought the wheel and suspension would come off.

    It will be a great day when salad box ryan and the crazy gang are no more.



  • Registered Users Posts: 848 ✭✭✭ wildwillow


    Great to see Boards doing, both driver and other road users, a service.



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