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I was parked at a charging station next to a curb. Was there for a while doing work on my laptop. Went to leave and looked over to my right, wide open parking lot so I turned the wheel. Well, I totally forgot about the curb….I’ve never sworn so much in a short period of time.

I will be reaching out to the town to see if they will install a yellow post as a visual aid. It’s clear that others have done the same thing as part of the curb is knocked over. Live and learn, I guess.

Going to call around to see who can repair the scratch and also make sure that the sidewalk slice isn’t reason to replace the tire. Im glad the curb didn’t catch the car, as it’s one of those high curbs.
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You were still pretty lucky - As curb damage to rims goes, that one is pretty minor. It'll buff out :p

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Well you don’t have to worry about the first time, you got that out of the way. Kind of like the first parking lot door ding.
 

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Well you don’t have to worry about the first time, you got that out of the way. Kind of like the first parking lot door ding.
Yeah, I keep saying to myself that I’m glad it’s not the metal on the car. It still hurts haha. I’m trying to decide if I just leave the scratch or spend like $200 to fix it. Also need to get opinions from tire shops as to whether or not the cut on the sidewall grants a replacement. If I need to replace, I’m not sure if looking at replacing both rears with a better tire would be beneficial. Tire Rack wants $270 for one tire! Car has 1,700 miles on it.
 

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Yeah, I keep saying to myself that I’m glad it’s not the metal on the car. It still hurts haha. I’m trying to decide if I just leave the scratch or spend like $200 to fix it. Also need to get opinions from tire shops as to whether or not the cut on the sidewall grants a replacement. If I need to replace, I’m not sure if looking at replacing both rears with a better tire would be beneficial. Tire Rack wants $270 for one tire! Car has 1,700 miles on it.
$289.00 per back tire. My back right one has been screwed twice but at least the second time it could be repaired.
 

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I'm sorry to hear about the curbed on the wheel and torn tire sidewall.
However, the torn tire sidewall is next to impossible to repair. So, you'll be looking for a new tire

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Just came back from the tire shop. He put his finger nail into it and air started to come out. So, I’m ordering a tire from tire rack. Gahhhh
 

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I was parked at a charging station next to a curb. Was there for a while doing work on my laptop. Went to leave and looked over to my right, wide open parking lot so I turned the wheel. Well, I totally forgot about the curb….I’ve never sworn so much in a short period of time.

I will be reaching out to the town to see if they will install a yellow post as a visual aid. It’s clear that others have done the same thing as part of the curb is knocked over. Live and learn, I guess.

Going to call around to see who can repair the scratch and also make sure that the sidewalk slice isn’t reason to replace the tire. Im glad the curb didn’t catch the car, as it’s one of those high curbs.
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I also miss the 360 camera. Our Tiguan had it, but you can program the mirrors so when you put the car in reverse the mirror will lower showing the curb as you back out. Does nothing for pulling in but works great for backing out. For that reason is why we bought the tire,and wheel warranty from VW. My wife has a tendency to hit curbs 😂
 

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Ugh. Don't you hate that? Sorry to hear about the tire.

The good news is, as others mentioned, that the rim damage seems almost entirely superficial. I'd be surprised if it costs you more than $100 to have it buffed out and touched up. You'll know it's there if you really look for it. I bought an Audi A3 a few years ago with big 19" wheels (since traded back to the dealer, thanks COVID), but when I bought it like 3 of the 4 rims were really buggered up badly. I think I paid the guy the dealer worked with like $250 to fix all of them, and they were far worse than yours.
 

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Just came back from the tire shop. He put his finger nail into it and air started to come out. So, I’m ordering a tire from tire rack. Gahhhh
If you're down for driving to Binghamton, I can get you a front Alenza for $230 on Friday and mount/balance for $17.50. Not sure where in NY you are though.

Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Scranton, PA - Peter Farrell, give them a call, they do the NY state area. Should be a flawless repair when complete.
 

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If you're down for driving to Binghamton, I can get you a front Alenza for $230 in 1-2 days and install for $17.50. Not sure where in NY you are though.

Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists of Scranton, PA - Peter Farrell, give them a call, they do the NY state area. Should be a flawless repair when complete.
I’m in Rochester, so it’s a bit out of the way. Thanks for the offer though. If you were closer, I’d definitely take you up on it.
 

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Just came back from the tire shop. He put his finger nail into it and air started to come out. So, I’m ordering a tire from tire rack. Gahhhh
I'm so sorry. The tear on the sidewall broke the radial cords that carry the vertical loads. Once those breaks it can't hold any more load Ie. Column supported bridge.
The bright side was that you weren't driving the vehicle on the highway. Things could get be worst.

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I blame VW not including 360 camera in a fully loaded ID.4
HONESTLY! I live downtown, and parallel park all the time. I've blemished one of my rims as well. While I've graduated from a little Mini that seemed to park itself... I am having problems with the back-up camera and the lines it draws. I haven't figured them out yet: sometimes it appears I'm on top of the curb (and when I exit the car I'm 18" away), other times there seems to be quite a margin, and I find the tire wedged against the curb. I'm just not sure it's me; perhaps these guide lines are rough estimates!
 

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I was parked at a charging station next to a curb. Was there for a while doing work on my laptop. Went to leave and looked over to my right, wide open parking lot so I turned the wheel. Well, I totally forgot about the curb….I’ve never sworn so much in a short period of time.

I will be reaching out to the town to see if they will install a yellow post as a visual aid. It’s clear that others have done the same thing as part of the curb is knocked over. Live and learn, I guess.

Going to call around to see who can repair the scratch and also make sure that the sidewalk slice isn’t reason to replace the tire. Im glad the curb didn’t catch the car, as it’s one of those high curbs.
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If it makes you feel any better I just today got my tire replaced from a gash due to the same exact thing.. although my Gash absolutely needed to be replaced. Was a not fun $330 expense.
 

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If it makes you feel any better I just today got my tire replaced from a gash due to the same exact thing.. although my Gash absolutely needed to be replaced. Was a not fun $330 expense.
Yeah, mine loses air when you push on the cut. I have a tire on order and will have it replaced on Monday. I’m just happy the car itself wasn’t damaged. Like others have said, it’s just a scuff on the rim, which can be buffed out, filled, and re-polished….and the couple hundred dollars for a new tire.
 
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