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    New rubber

    I just replaced the tyres on my Cayman S. Continental sportcontact 2's replaced by Michelin PS2's. I like the feel of the Michelin's.
    However the reason I'm posting this is:
    On closer inspection this morning I discovered each rim (Carrera S 19") is damaged where they used whatever tool to change the tyres. Each rim has a scratched groove on the outer circumference. I had this done at my Porsche service centre (not wanting to leave my car with non-Porsche people)....
    My rims were completely unmarked before I changed the tyres.

    What to do???

    Re: New rubber

    get back to the dealer asap - they should not damage rims, although its down to the competence of the individual fitter. You paid top price for the tyres, you expect top service !

    Re: New rubber

    Thanks for the advice percymon, I did call the dealer today and will go in tomorrow. Its a bit of a blow to get this kind of service from a Porsche workshop.

    Re: New rubber

    I have had the same with my 18" alloys on my BMW 5 series. Luckily I have only one alloy affected. The PS2's were fited by an officially Michelin dealer ship. I complained without success as I was not able to prove that the alloy wasn't damaged prior to the tyre change. I tried hard but even going Dutch didn't make any difference. Try to give them evidence that the alloyes were clean and not damaged prior to changing the tyres, I wish you luck. I didn't get anyware apart from never getting back to the Michelin place. The SP2's are excellent though !

    Cheers,

    Mark

    Re: New rubber

    I ALWAYS inspect my wheels after getting new tyres fitted. Happened to me once, not happening to me again! I had rubber fitted on my 24" rims for the Rolls-Royce and they came back spotless. It's down to the experience and skill of the person handling the job.

     
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