She was told it could not be repaired and a new one would cost $350.
After calling me, I told her that after work I would take it to a different place for a second opinion.
I did and met a guy who was so helpful who, on checking the tyre that had done only 7000 km, said no problem.
He repaired the tyre, fitted it and I was on my way. The bill: $35.
So ladies, beware.
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