Tyre came off, anything I can do?

Tyre came off, anything I can do?

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Zarco

14,346 posts

180 months

Thursday
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Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
Seems sensible for any where that takes your wheels off to be fair.
So if you buy a new car, might have typically 6-7 miles on it, you're supposed to take it back a few miles later to get the nuts/bolts re-torqued?
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh

Sheepshanks

25,520 posts

90 months

Thursday
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Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.

Dave.

6,577 posts

224 months

Yesterday (06:22)
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Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.
It's hardly difficult is it?

Lefty tighty, righty loosey.... Or is it righty loosey, lefty tighty....? wink

surveyor

16,051 posts

155 months

Yesterday (07:14)
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I’m far from convinced that any court would see that requirement as a cairn term in a consumer contract.

The average ph er could do it, but probably does not. Plenty of motorists who would struggle for one reason or another.

Perhaps I’m old fashioned, but I would expect a wheel put on by a garage to not fall off after 50 miles or less.

OP sounds like a bad experience. If a main dealer I would certainly look to involve the manufacturer who may or may not be any use at all.

I might also consider a report to trading standards.

Much depends on how the garage responds.


andyA700

597 posts

8 months

Yesterday (07:56)
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Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.
I wonder how many people own a torque wrench and even if they did, do they know how to use one correctly?

Chicken dinner

5,002 posts

39 months

Yesterday (08:05)
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Zarco said:
The garage I use have a disclaimer on bottom of each invoice to 'check my nuts after 50 miles' or some such.

Guess this is why.
I check mine every day

WorldBoss

2,984 posts

160 months

Yesterday (08:18)
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Zarco said:
Sebring440 said:
Zarco said:
The garage I use have a disclaimer on bottom of each invoice to 'check my nuts after 50 miles' or some such.
Don't believe you.
Why would I lie?

This is common industry practice from Fred in the shed upto prestigious main dealers.

Some vehicles even have a second torque after XX miles in the workshop manuals.

I suggest Sebring has a look at some of their old invoices.

Nurburgsingh

3,844 posts

209 months

Yesterday (08:48)
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Chicken dinner said:
I check mine every day
Sage advice - more men should, it can literally save your life.

waynecyclist

2,104 posts

85 months

Yesterday (08:50)
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WorldBoss said:
Zarco said:
Sebring440 said:
Zarco said:
The garage I use have a disclaimer on bottom of each invoice to 'check my nuts after 50 miles' or some such.
Don't believe you.
Why would I lie?

This is common industry practice from Fred in the shed upto prestigious main dealers.

Some vehicles even have a second torque after XX miles in the workshop manuals.

I suggest Sebring has a look at some of their old invoices.
Yep, I have checked and all my tyre invoices have the same disclaimer on them.

SidewaysSi

9,909 posts

205 months

Yesterday (08:52)
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Dave. said:
Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.
It's hardly difficult is it?

Lefty tighty, righty loosey.... Or is it righty loosey, lefty tighty....? wink
Are we only talking about wheels here? smile

DSLiverpool

13,228 posts

173 months

Yesterday (08:53)
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Every time chaps every time, new member posts cryptic crap it’s like feeding time at the zoo :-D

illmonkey

14,639 posts

169 months

Yesterday (08:53)
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I had a clutch done at a national place (it was cheap ok!). I found out when I needed to brake that something was wrong, scared the crap out of me. When I got home I discovered the hub nut was loose. I went to halfords at 7 and got the socket required and fixed it.

Called them the next day, calmly explained. Didn't get a sorry, they just offered to fix it if I drove it there (with the wheel loose...) I declined so complained to head office. Excuse and excuse. So I got a conciliator involved, fought for months and got told I should have taken the car back for inspection.

I never even got a sorry, which is all I wanted. Things happen, people mess up and I'm sure the lad who done it was being overworked and would have regretted it if I asked.

I'd not bother.

DJP

1,151 posts

150 months

Yesterday (08:53)
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This never happened and the OP will never be heard from again.

The Mad Monk

9,057 posts

88 months

Yesterday (08:56)
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XR said:
Is the driver ok?
What are you going to do if they are not ok?

Chicken dinner

5,002 posts

39 months

Yesterday (08:59)
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DSLiverpool said:
Every time chaps every time, new member posts cryptic crap it’s like feeding time at the zoo :-D
Which one are you?


Tommo87

2,579 posts

84 months

Yesterday (09:17)
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andyA700 said:
Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.
I wonder how many people own a torque wrench and even if they did, do they know how to use one correctly?
I always just assumed they meant to confirm they were still tight.

I cannot say that I have ever received a notice specifying an exact torque number. But if everyone else on here has been given a specific torque setting, I guess that’s just me being an outlier.


The scariest thing in the story, was that nobody noticed at least four wheel nuts coming loose before the wheel was able to come off. Each of those wheel nuts is a potential smashed windscreen of dent to the cars following.

Tommo87

2,579 posts

84 months

Yesterday (09:21)
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Chicken dinner said:
Zarco said:
The garage I use have a disclaimer on bottom of each invoice to 'check my nuts after 50 miles' or some such.

Guess this is why.
I check mine every day
He means the ones on the car. smile

OpulentBob

12,410 posts

151 months

Yesterday (09:24)
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talksthetorque said:
XR said:
Is the driver ok?
she's fine, ace in fact.
clap

RazerSauber

1,184 posts

31 months

Yesterday (09:25)
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andyA700 said:
Sheepshanks said:
Zarco said:
No, you're supposed to do it yourself laugh
I wonder how many people know how to do it properly.
I wonder how many people own a torque wrench and even if they did, do they know how to use one correctly?
Most people aren't terribly strong. FT with the vehicles included tyre iron should be plenty tight enough.

Tommo87

2,579 posts

84 months

Yesterday (09:26)
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OpulentBob said:
talksthetorque said:
XR said:
Is the driver ok?
she's fine, ace in fact.
clap
That isn’t the OP?.