Just want to share a tire event I experienced this week.
Cruising down the eastern side of Colorado last Monday, I suddenly heard/felt a clunk. I immediately disabled the cruise control, hit the 4-way flashers and slowed and stopped on the shoulder.
All the tires were inflated properly and I saw no damage. Starting off again, I definitely still had a vibration. Driving a few more miles, slowly, I came to the small town of Campo, CO. I checked the air pressure again. Still perfect. Saw no damage. Started off, still a vibration.
At the other end of town I saw a road service vehicle working on a 18-wheeler. I talked to the tech and asked “where is a tire shop”. He pointed over his shoulder. I had ended up in front of small truck stop/tire shop.
I went in and talk with the folks. They had a couple of the right size tires. I wanted all six replaced. One bad, I didn’t want to worry about the others. I asked if they could get six tires the next day. They could.
So I drycamped in the city park that night. Next day, the tires arrived and by 3 p.m. I was on my way.
Unfortunately, they got in a hurry to get to lunch so when I checked the tire pressure the next day one tire showed 0 pressure. The valve extender was badly crimped.
So, I called the road service I’d met the first day. A quick trip and few more bucks everything was fine.
All in all. A misadventure, but my total cost was less than $1800 for six tires including the road service call the next day.
Just thought I’d share. Glad I drive at 62 and reacted quickly. No damage from the shredded tread. I’ll try to attach a photo