Flat tire


#1

will letting the car stay on the flat (really flat, all the way gone) ruin the rim? I have a 2001 Avalon


#2

Stay ?
Parked in the driveway ? no problem.
Driving on it ? maybe. Aluminum rims can’t take as much punishment as steel. Super slow is better for the wheel than faster.


#3

The rubber will cushion it likely. It will ruin the tire if its repairable.


#4

No, it will not ruin the rim. Assume the tire is no longer usable.


#5

It’s OK to sit, but driving on it could bend the rim and keep you from seating a new tire properly.


#6

I saw a guy drive on a flat tire until he was all the way down to the rotor. Just sitting should not hurt the rim.