Stupid question about tires

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Robert P., Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Robert P.

    Robert P. Guest

    How likely are you to get a hole in your tires from running over a can of
    diet coke? My wife has had all kinds of holes in her tires, even after we
    put on a new set, and all I can think of is that she has been known to run
    over any stray cans which have fallen out of the recycle bin.
    Robert P., Sep 7, 2004
  2. Robert P.

    Blah Blah Guest

    Very very unlikely. Once in Tennessee IIRC I seen a driveway that was
    nothing but crushed pop cans. If I were you I would try to find the item
    inside the tire. I found a animal bone sticking in one of my tires. I've
    also seen fender nameplate trim from a older truck stuck inside a
    shredded tire. I also find plenty of nails and screws stuck in the
    treads. Havent seen a pop can take out a tire yet though.
    Blah Blah, Sep 7, 2004
  3. Robert P.

    Terry Guest

    There's no such thing as a stupid question, or so I tell my students (I'm a
    I do agree, it's highly unlikely. You could drive up a mountain of crushed
    of Diet Coke and not have a flat tire. Are there nails lying around your
    recycling bin?
    We've also had several flats, almost always turns out to be a nail or a
    in the tire. Always seems to happen to my wife, never happens to me!?
    It was especially bad after our roof was re-roofed, they SUPPOSEDLY picked
    all the nails, but we found a few more in our tires...they actually dropped
    out of the
    underside of the roof during the months after the work was done, landed on
    the garage floor.

    Have another look at the area where you park your car, see what's lying

    Terry, Sep 7, 2004
  4. Robert P.

    Kirk Kohnen Guest

    VERY unlikely! I've used my car to flatten cans intentionally before putting
    them into the recycle bin! It makes them quite a bit flatter than my can
    crusher does.

    I've never had a problem whatsoever.

    Now, I *WOULDN'T* recommend running over BOTTLES of diet coke!
    Kirk Kohnen, Sep 9, 2004
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