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The other day, I noticed that one of my tires looked a little low. I filled it back up, but noticed it was low again a few days later. I figured I had a slow leak, so I took it to get fixed. When I went to pick up my car a few hours later, the guy at the tire place asked me how long I had been driving on it with low pressure. "A few days," I said. "Well," he replied, "the sidewall was so weak from having been driven underinflated, that the tire tore apart when we tried to remove it from the wheel." I had never heard of this happening, so I was very skeptical. used In the end, though, there was little I could do. They were certainly not going to replace the tire, no matter what I said. This was one of my semi-new Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's, so needless to say, I was a little upset. They did, however, agree to mount and balance a new tire for free, so I bought one online and brought it in.

Has anyone else ever heard of anything like this - a like-new tire totally tearing apart after being driven with low pressue for a few days?

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No, but I have heard of poor customer support from Michelin when issues like this are raised with them. Ask me how I know.
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