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Multi-storey. Poor judgement. So annoyed and not easily repairable. Massive chunks removed from the tyre too. This car is definately considerably bigger than my Evoque!! :oops: :eek:
 

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I've clipped the odd kerb squeezing in to difficult multi storey car parks but on 20 inch wheels there is enough tyre to prevent any damage (to wheels or tyres).
The F Pace is similar in width to my previous Discovery 4 so I anticipated that I would have trouble in some of the places that I frequent. I am a bit paranoid about wheel damage ( having done it too many times) so I played it safe.
 

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Ouch. This is the one reoccurring nightmare that haunts me! ) That and morons parking too close to me in supermarket carparks). Any alloy or tyre cover? No full size spare to swap it with?
 

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Ouch you really went for it. So sorry Paul. I have had a few close moments in multi stories too. What I now do is dip both wing mirrors so I can keep an eye on what the rear end is up to.

There are people who can fix the wheel with no problem (even diamond cut turbines).

Damn annoying I'm sure. Deep breaths and tell yourself 100 times its only a wheel.
 

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Paul, I have diamond cut Ixion wheels on my current Volvo. I have kerbed them once. The good news for you is that your damage looks fairly simple to fix. I suspect you're talking about £120 and the loss of the wheel for a couple of days. My local repairer delivered a perfect repair which is impossible to spot and I am a perfectionist, according to Mrs A and my son. I wouldn't use a fast, call-out mobile Smart repairer.

Let's hope you have the temporary spare (£150 option) as it means you can still use the car while the people repair your wheel.

It's a horrible feeling and a dreadful noise when it happens. I hate it. But, as soon as it's repaired I immediately forget it and move on. Get it fixed quickly and spare yourself ongoing pain.

Arianne
 

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Yup. I actually did feel sick and the noise scared my 4-year old in the back. No more multi-storeys for me! We have A1 Wheel Restorers close in Wolverhampton who look excellent.

If anything, the tyre looks far worse than the alloy. I'm just wondering if the chunks can be 're-rubberised' to avoid me buying a replacement as I doubt the tyre's integrity itself is damaged?
 

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That does not look good.

Did you take out the Jaguar Wheel and Tyre protection scheme they offered when you brought the car?

If you did worth putting in a claim.
 

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That does not look good.

Did you take out the Jaguar Wheel and Tyre protection scheme they offered when you brought the car?

If you did worth putting in a claim.
With hindsight....
 

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how long have toy had the car.. some insurance you can still buy a certain number of days after.. just don't , ahem, mention this incident :D
 

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Get the wheel repaired, and as bad as the tyre looks, its intercity isn't at risk, as that bit is created to save your wheel rim, unless of course you go to far, so i wouldn't replace that personally

Bit of a pain, but no worries can be fixed
 

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A tyre specialist I know says the tyre itself is fine. The side wall did its job, shame about the wheel though, albeit only about 4-5mm height kerbed off the alloy rim it's about 20cm in length. Enough to see but only if you're looking.

Not much to be done about the chunks taken out of it - live with it or replace. As for the wheel I may live with that too until the car's got a couple of thousand miles under its belt and see if extra caution avoids more incidents. Knowing my luck I'll replace the tyre then get a non-repairable puncture next day!

I've even gone back to the scene of the crime to recover some rubber chunks to see if I can stick some back on!! Afternoon in the pub needed
 

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........... As for the wheel I may live with that too until the car's got a couple of thousand miles under its belt and see if extra caution avoids more incidents. Knowing my luck I'll replace the tyre then get a non-repairable puncture next day!
No way......... :shock: I couldn't look at that on my beautiful £'000 F-Pace every day of the week. The pain would be with me too long. Kill it - get it repaired asap and lose the feeling. That's my mantra for all damage to cars - repair them properly asap and then get on with life. The alternative is what people do who are driving 6yr old runabouts, not a brand new Jaguar.

Two weeks after taking delivery of my current car, brand new - one of my team members clipped it when she was leaving a business event to rush and pick up her kids. She paid for the repair, the dealer recommended the top-end repairer and everyone then got on with their lives.

Just IMHO.

Arianne
 

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Arianne said:
PaulC said:
........... As for the wheel I may live with that too until the car's got a couple of thousand miles under its belt and see if extra caution avoids more incidents. Knowing my luck I'll replace the tyre then get a non-repairable puncture next day!
No way......... :shock: I couldn't look at that on my beautiful £'000 F-Pace every day of the week. The pain would be with me too long. Kill it - get it repaired asap and lose the feeling. That's my mantra for all damage to cars - repair them properly asap and then get on with life. The alternative is what people do who are driving 6yr old runabouts, not a brand new Jaguar.

Two weeks after taking delivery of my current car, brand new - one of my team members clipped it when she was leaving a business event to rush and pick up her kids. She paid for the repair, the dealer recommended the top-end repairer and everyone then got on with their lives.

Just IMHO.

Arianne
Ok, you win Arianne. I was staring at the wheel in the pub car park while someone was talking to me - won't be happy until it's repaired. The tyre can and will wait though.
 

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Must admit I would get the wheel and tyre sorted, just me but every time I cleaned the car I would see it and it would make me wish I got it sorted.

Choose your repairer wisely as there are many who claim to be able to repair alloy wheels and some are very very good, others do a good job but not perfect from what I have seen, the best ones are where you send your wheel away.
 

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Multi-storey. Poor judgement. So annoyed and not easily repairable. Massive chunks removed from the tyre too. This car is definately considerably bigger than my Evoque!! :oops: :eek:
Oh No! Paul. Everyone's worst nightmare. :eek:
Was the noise that frightened your 4 YO the expletives you were uttering.
I think we've all been there ....... I was the first one to Kerb my wife's alloys on her 4 series. It was about a week old as well.
Of course I am still reminded at every opportunity. :)
 

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10 days in and I'm really struggling with the camera as just isn't as easy to use or accurate as I'm used to.
Took me 18 months to kerb my XF as the camera had great line and was spot on so I could normally get within an inch or two every time with no bother

The Fpace I admit I stuggle with the views and using the camera to help judge. I just aren't really getting a consistent method
 

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10 days in and I'm really struggling with the camera as just isn't as easy to use or accurate as I'm used to.
Took me 18 months to kerb my XF as the camera had great line and was spot on so I could normally get within an inch or two every time with no bother

The Fpace I admit I stuggle with the views and using the camera to help judge. I just aren't really getting a consistent method
That's not good.

My alloys had to be sent away due to being the lack version and it was the only way you could get a decent repair and colour match.

So sorry to hear your issues, I think having the camera high up does not help as the angle is a little strange to get used to.
 
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