Hmmm.... had my first experience of a motorway blowout on Sunday afternoon or shall i say the rear offside tyre having a mind of its own and going for a wonder...
Was travelling along the M20 from Folkestone to Ashford (approx 75-80mph) when the car stepped out (luckily enough managing to catch it and avoiding a Mercedes and Lorry in the process) looking in my rear view mirror could see the Conti tyre rolling across the motorway from fast lane to slow and a lorry driving straight through it! Was a really strange sensation, not enjoyable! However manage to get to the hard shoulder and await recovery...
I have a couple of pics (not the best quality, apologies)
East Kent Audi informed me this evening that the wheel hasn't actually sustained any damage apart from a bit of cosmetic which i will get them to rectify in due course. Luckily i have Tyre & Alloy Insurance so it is all covered.
I have to admit it has woke me up to things like this and the fact that they can and do happen, obviously doesn't take anything away from the car, which is a stunning piece of understated machinery but it does raise suspicion again over the quality of these Continental tyres...
All in all i feel happy that the car, myself and the passenger are all okay, it was a very close call.
On a positive... can't wait to get her back... very strange first week of ownership indeed!