2012 IS350C Accident - One Tire or Two Tires?
A Pasadena Plumbing Services van backed-out of a parking spot at a local shopping center and hit our 10-month old / 6,200 mile IS350C recently. All of the sheet metal that the plumbing van's tow hitch ripped-out (see photo) ended up against the passenger side rear tire which ended up with a 1/4" piece of tire missing. That tire will be replaced by the plumbing company's insurance (State Farm), along with all of the other damage repair.
I've always been told to replace tires in pairs. However, State Farm is refusing to do this. Are there any guidelines that I can use to show that it is unsafe or reduces value to only replace a single tire? Does anyone here have any experience in handling characteristics with a single tire replaced?
Anyone want to offer advice on the repair or any other parts of the interface with the insurance company? I understand dimishment of value and am trying to prepare for that while I wait for the body shop to get all of the parts needed for the repair.
I certainly miss our IS-350C but luckily no one was hurt. This was such an avoidable accident if reasonable care had been taken by the plumbing van's driver.
Last edited by alk3997; 11-28-12 at 01:51 AM.