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Slashed Tires at College

Postby Always Sunny » Jan 21st, 2018, 3:18 pm

https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#216834

So which is it? Security says the tires were slashed, Kal Tire says vandalized with a sharp tool, but the RCMP thinks that all 10+ vehicles must have all run over something sharp to cause the damage?

I appreciate that parking lots are “at your own risk”. How (or does it) affect an insurance claim if the police report only states you did something wrong, as opposed to being an act of vandalism.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby Dizzy1 » Jan 21st, 2018, 7:59 pm

Always Sunny wrote:but the RCMP thinks that all 10+ vehicles must have all run over something sharp to cause the damage?

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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby GordonH » Jan 21st, 2018, 8:03 pm

Wondering if any local tire shops are trying to drum up sales, maybe not the best way..... just a thought.

running over something sharp usually only effects first vehicle, also just a thought
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby Always Sunny » Jan 21st, 2018, 10:30 pm

GordonH wrote:Wondering if any local tire shops are trying to drum up sales, maybe not the best way..... just a thought.

running over something sharp usually only effects first vehicle, also just a thought

Right? Unless it was literally some kind of spike belt, debris like that is going to get stuck in the tire, not lie there for the next vehicle.

Can’t imagine the tire shop angle. There are a lot of options to choose from, so there wouldn’t be much assurance they’d go to the offending one for new tires. Then again, if any business were that still to slash tires to gain customers, they probably wouldn’t think that far ahead.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby GordonH » Jan 22nd, 2018, 2:13 am

GordonH wrote:Wondering if any local tire shops are trying to drum up sales, maybe not the best way..... just a thought.

running over something sharp usually only effects first vehicle, also just a thought

Always Sunny wrote:Right? Unless it was literally some kind of spike belt, debris like that is going to get stuck in the tire, not lie there for the next vehicle.

Can’t imagine the tire shop angle. There are a lot of options to choose from, so there wouldn’t be much assurance they’d go to the offending one for new tires. Then again, if any business were that still to slash tires to gain customers, they probably wouldn’t think that far ahead.

My tire shop comment, I was joking (should have indicated with a lol).

Usually slashed tires happen on the side wall, since the amount of force needed to slash in tread is huge (because it's thickness part of the tire).
Yes, you are correct it would have to be something along the lines of a spike belt to get both passenger side tires only. As well multiple vehicles
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 22nd, 2018, 7:30 am

Isn’t it a huge stretch to think that all 10 vehicles drove over exactly the same thing despite having possibly come from various directions? If that is the case, shouldn’t they have been able to identify what it was that they all drove over by narrowing down the most common point, being entrance to the parking lot itself? If it is the one I am thinking it is, there are two entrances to the parking lot, and several entrances to the campus itself. Again, likelihood they all took exactly the same route in? Not bloody likely.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby my5cents » Jan 22nd, 2018, 9:23 am

Well, if anyone knew how a spike belt worked, you'd know the damage wasn't caused by one. Think of a porcupine. As you drive over the belt, hollow "spikes" pierce the tread surface of the tire (generally several) and these spikes pull out of the belt and slowly deflate the tire. If ten vehicles drove over the same belt it would be very unlikely there'd be any spikes left, and each flat tire would have the spikes still in each tire.

Makes sense in that if the spikes were permanently affixed to the belt, as the tire continued to roll it would take the belt with it.

"Always Sunny" has a good point, except any insurance company will do their own inspection, or rely on a tire store to describe the damage. The fact some cop said thay ran over something doesn't amount to a hill of beans. They'd rely on the physical damage on the tire.

Big difference between "10 vehicles running over something" verses "slashed" (which is vandalism).

But if each tire was damaged in the tread area, the ties could likely be repaired, which would be under any comprehensive deductible, if the damaged is on the side wall the tire needs replacing, then insurance wouls pay for new ties less deductible and depreciation.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby LTD » Jan 22nd, 2018, 9:34 am

insurance claim for two tires lol, seriously? unless youre running low profile 20s which you wouldn't this time of year anyway, it would cost more for the deductible than the tires cost
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:02 am

A newer, other than base model, car could take up to $700 to replace 2 tires, sensors & programming. My kid’s car runs 18s on her winter rims... not cheap. You would be surprised how low tires have to be profiled because of a tight brake caliper to wheel fit.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby LTD » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:19 am

the tires on mine are around 700 each but I still wouldn't go through insurance by the time they pro rate the wear on them and you pay deductible you may as well just go buy them, personally I don't think insurance should even cover tires unless someone actually steals them
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:27 am

I feel absolutely terrible for these students who have clearly done nothing to warrant this absurd, unexpected expense. It’s sad that some people feel there should be no coverage for crap like this.
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby LTD » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:35 am

I feel bad for them to but if ya cant afford two tires for your ride might be time to think about an alternative means of transportation, and they don't even know for sure if its vandalism if they all ran over something sharp should icbc cover that to
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby Bsuds » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:38 am

If it's just a puncture then the tires can be repaired and no need to replace.
Nowadays it's almost rude to ask a question without Googling it first!

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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby LTD » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:40 am

true depending on how bad of a puncture it is and where on the tire
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Re: Slashed Tires at College

Postby kgcayenne » Jan 22nd, 2018, 10:42 am

LTD wrote:I feel bad for them to but if ya cant afford two tires for your ride might be time to think about an alternative means of transportation, and they don't even know for sure if its vandalism if they all ran over something sharp should icbc cover that to


It is not so much the affordability, my angst is more about the absurdity and unjustness. The likelihood of each vehicle approaching the college campus using the exact same route is soooooo slim that the damaging sharp thing that punctured should have been immediately spotted. There are two entrances to that particular parking lot, and several entrances to the campus itself.

My money is on vandalism, and someone needs to be held responsible. I'd like to see the perp clean the parking lot of the winter sand with his tongue.
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