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i dont know if this is the right place but today i was driving and i was turning a corner and i hear this weird grinding noise and a pop and i pull over and my tire is flat and the rim is sticking out the car got towed back to my house but does anyone know what happened or what should i do about that?
 

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Low tire pressure, possibly a puncture so when you turned the corner it shifted weight onto that tire causing the sidewall to collapse and slice (The pop). At that point the lack of tire pressure plus the lateral movement allowed the tire bead to be pushed from the rim (it's only pressure that holds it there) resulting in what you saw.
 

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^.....x2
 

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Do you have steel wheels with wheel covers or Alloy wheels. Pictures would be nice.
 

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Never mind.....I checked the wreck picture you uploaded. It's an alloy wheel. Probably around $100 to replace it...maybe less. Too bad a steel wheel would've been dirt cheap.

It looks like this?

 

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There's a number of them on car-part.com in the $50 range in IL.
 
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