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I actually had a rim come in that the customer smashed against a gutter whilst he was pissed....Yes, he admitted he was pissed....This rim was as bad if not worse than the one you put up.....The rim supplier said it did it's job the way he held together and did a warranty claim. The front end of the car....well it wasn't too flash after his gutter antics, but that's another story.@vc commodore I doubt any supplier would come to the party unless we told porkies about how it happened. The hole was about two feet long, a foot deep and a foot wide in the bitumen, and of course, on a corner with very limited verge. It would have made a hell of a bang in our Hilux. I only bashed one of my steel rims back into shape after hitting something similar on a "high" standard dirt road just before Christmas. They are just not the right feet for a car out this way unless you are sticking to the highway.
Thanks for the thought - surprisingly the cheese and kisses and two billy lids weren't overly concerned about it; except for the loud noise that woke the baby. Different story when the saw the rims. I was surprised there was not more damage given the size of the pothole. It definitely could have been a nasty event if they had gone over the verge - instanly flat tyres on a right hand corner on the off camber. The gods were definitely smiling.
I will try to bash some sense into his skull at work during the week!
About 15 years ago, I worked at a store that dealt with the council....Doing all their tyre work.I heard a claim can be made to Council for not maintaining the roads as they are paid to do, when an incident like this occurs
In Victoria, the councils have an arse covering device called a 'rough surface' road side sign...Many state govs have legislation limiting a councils liability. e.g NSW Civil Liability Act 2002, and unfortunately it’s your burden to prove the council were aware of the risk imposed by the road failure and were negligent to not act on this knowledge to be successful (so it’s impossible to get council to tell you when the issue was first reported to them and what actions they took)...
Other state govs have gone further with road specific legislation limiting liability in much the same way as above while introducing a form of excess set suitably high so the council doesn’t have to rush and fix roads, legislation like Vic Road Management Act 2004
IMHO, they are all a pack of shits for passing such legislation while not maintaining our roads which we pay through the nose for, via pertol taxes amongst other state, fed and council taxes.