As above looking for a little advice about a dangerous issue I have found with a second hand car I bought 6 months ago. Also apologies for the long post!
The car was bought from a reputable independent dealer, decent premises, good level of stock etc, I had the car HPI checked before I bought it and had a good test drive before I bought it. Not massively expensive (10kish) but big expense to me!
However just before xmas and 6months into ownership the MOT was due and I knew it would be needing at least 2 new tyres so I had the misses take it down for 4 new tyres the day before the MOT, which was when the fun started!
Once the garage had taken the four wheels off (the original manufacturers alloys) and removed the tyres they found that all 4 wheels were very badly worn down on the inside rim (about 2cm of missing metal lip on the inside of the lip). To add to the joy it looks as if various sealants had been used in mounting the tyres, including what the garage is pretty sure is kitchen silicon sealant.
The wheels were so badly damaged that not only could new tyres not be fitted (as the inner lip was so worn down that the tyres wouldn’t seat and hold air) but having taken the wheels to a professional wheel refurbishment company the misses was told that the wheels were good for nothing but scrap.
Which all means I have had to buy four new alloy wheels to replace the damaged and dangerous ones fitted to the vehicle at the time of purchase, which was the wrong side of 500 quid!
Now I have got the old 4 wheels and they are completely screwed so no concerns about the garage trying a fast one! But my question is after all this time what if any comeback might I have with the seller?
I have written to them over Xmas with pictures of the ruined wheels asking what they might like to do about it, I am pretty p**sed off to be honest as we have been driving around in something that is unsafe and not something I could check prior to purchase without taking the wheels and tyres off.
So just wondering if the singeltrack hive mind has any advice or is it just a case of MTFU?