WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Stats
12247 Members
65 Forums
72880 Topics
982343 Posts
92 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
14 registered (Beethoven, 4 invisible), 696 Guests and 133 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Flashing eye 1011
What happened to Tranmere car bootie? 571
Martin Mcguinness dies 507
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal. 453
Need advice about Letting 406
Unusual Phone calls 396
File too large 388
Council tax bill for this year 2017 372
British troops to Estonia 338
Has anyone fished 292
New General Forums
Surely the most honest add.....
by buddy
20th Mar 2017 5:43pm
Happy Birthday DIZDAZDOZ
by snowhite
19th Mar 2017 4:24pm
My old friend the fox
by Dilly
18th Mar 2017 11:15am
charity shop bungle..true story
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 9:11am
New Wirral History
William Bernard's building, Birkenhead
by yoller
20th Mar 2017 4:27pm
1882 Plan of the borough of Birkenhead and Wards
by Dave_Wood
19th Mar 2017 11:57am
New Brighton Coop
by Mike_White
9th Mar 2017 12:48pm
Tranmere High School for Girls 1882 Chesnut Grove
by sarah708
6th Mar 2017 8:23pm
Whetstone Lane, Birkenhead
by MoretonExpat
6th Mar 2017 8:04am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
Offset number plates
by diggingdeeper
2 seconds ago
What does this all mean?
by venice
Today at 01:03 AM
Incident at Westminster
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:47 PM
It's Broken : Forum Update
by Mark
Yesterday at 09:48 PM
Martin Mcguinness dies
by lollipop
Yesterday at 07:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by venice
Yesterday at 09:59 AM
Port Sunlight
by cools
Yesterday at 09:17 AM
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
Yesterday at 09:04 AM
Rescued Animals.
by venice
Yesterday at 08:38 AM
March
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lee and Cragg Quarries - Bacup
by diggingdeeper
15th Mar 2017 8:30pm
Rufford Old Hall
by diggingdeeper
13th Mar 2017 9:58am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#580174 - 11th Sep 2011 12:41am nails in car tyres
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
Just wondering if this is a common thing! me and the husband are starting to get complexes because we are constantly getting nails in our tyres! We used to have a lodger who took exception to our car and put a couple of big scratches down the side of it as soon as we got it, when we threw him out a few weeks later we noticed first nail and at one point there were 3 nails in one tyre! SUrely were not just unlucky?!

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#580195 - 11th Sep 2011 1:27am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15987
Loc: New Brighton
Originally Posted By: jenscho
Just wondering if this is a common thing! me and the husband are starting to get complexes because we are constantly getting nails in our tyres! We used to have a lodger who took exception to our car and put a couple of big scratches down the side of it as soon as we got it, when we threw him out a few weeks later we noticed first nail and at one point there were 3 nails in one tyre! SUrely were not just unlucky?!


Depends where you have been in the car?

it`s easy to point the finger but think about your actions before you go in for the kill wink

It may not have been your lodger.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#580244 - 11th Sep 2011 7:46am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
I have just been the normal housewife places if you know what I mean, not hanging round naily places!! THere is all sorts going on with this lodger, he is doing all sorts and giving our address out still, even though he left here 4 years ago, so bailiffs knock on an almost weekly basis for him! We also looked on my husbands credit record and found out that credit had been approved on a car, so I found out more, phoned the car place, they looked on their computers and told us all my husbands work details, salary, national insurance number, bank account number but asked why we never picked the car up! We had never applied for a car, we had ours, just so happens this was in the same month lodger boy got his, the car place say that they had in bold writing that no car will be released without photo Id, probably what put him off going to get it! I would love to go in for the kill, believe me!!

Top
#580250 - 11th Sep 2011 8:29am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15987
Loc: New Brighton
Jees Jen that's way out of order omg

I hope you can sort this out.

So you thinks the lodger is still visiting?
Sounds like a stalking.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#580253 - 11th Sep 2011 8:43am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
Well I'm off to get 4 new tyres again on Monday and I'll ask them how many nails are in these ones, then going to have to consider concealed cctv! I know lodger is still about, a few people have seen him, but I have no idea where he is living unfortunately!

Top
#580257 - 11th Sep 2011 8:55am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15987
Loc: New Brighton
Pm me
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#580262 - 11th Sep 2011 9:03am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
rhoobarb2002 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 13th Aug 2011
Posts: 677
Loc: Wirral
Wow, sorry to hear your having problems, some people frown

Are they in the sidewall or tread?
Also, check if the nails look relatively new/clean or are they badly weathered?
Are they always the same size/length?
Make sure you keep them as evidence!

Your either very unlucky, been driving round B&Q during stock take day, or these nails have outside help. Ive been driving around 12 years now, including train yards, work yards, etc. as well as the usual places, and only ever had 1 nail. But that could be I was just lucky though.

I would recomend a cheap cctv camera with a DVD recorder on long record to watch your car. (cheaper than 4 new tyres) Make sure you put a sign in the window stating you are recording, for legal reasons, doesnt have to be huge, a4 should do. Google images for a cctv sign to get the idea. You never know, the sign alone might be enough to keep him away.

I believe Home Bargains have a decent enough cctv camera ATM for around 30

And whenever you move the car from your house, check for nails leaning against the tyres. Easier to let the cars weight do the nailing than trying to hammer them in by yourself.


Edited by rhoobarb2002 (11th Sep 2011 9:07am)

Top
#581268 - 12th Sep 2011 11:21pm Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
Just an update, got 4 part worns put on today, there were 3 nails in 1 tyre and 1 in another, I think 3 in 1 is too much of a co-incidence! I'm now looking for a little cctv system to put up too, thanks for everyone's help!

Top
#581272 - 13th Sep 2011 12:37am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Guardian

Registered: 9th Jul 2008
Posts: 9868
Loc: Birkenhead
Its quite difficult to shove nails in tires, the normal trick is to jam them between the tyre and the road surface, so that the weight of the car shoves them in when you move the car. To save yourself some money its worth checking round each time you are about to set off, if you find any nails get a plastic bag and put them in (using the bag - don't touch them with anything else. There is a fair chance they will have at least partial finger prints so take them to the police.

Also keep a log of every incidence, you probably have more than enough for the police to take action already with the identity fraud for the car.
_________________________
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. Socrates

Top
#581295 - 13th Sep 2011 1:45am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
Nobody
Unregistered


In my experience the police tend not to bother with petty things like this. Still, worth mentioning I guess, just don't get your hopes up.

Keep a log, it can only help...

Top
#581394 - 13th Sep 2011 10:19am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
The past few days I have been checking round the tyres first, as suggested by someone, it's bad though that anyone would have to do that - feel like a policeman in Northern Ireland! (well, maybe not that serious!). I honestly don't think the police would want anything to do with it as there is no hard evidence, but we're DEFO getting a cctv in, catch the little shit on camera!!

Top
#581406 - 13th Sep 2011 10:39am Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
rhoobarb2002 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 13th Aug 2011
Posts: 677
Loc: Wirral
Try putting a cctv sign in the window first, may make him think twice if hes being recorded.

Top
#581490 - 13th Sep 2011 12:47pm Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
paranoidballoon Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 23rd Feb 2008
Posts: 465
Loc: prenton
Have a look for squashed potatoes, I don't want to give anybody ideas but I believe that this is a sure fire way of hitting the target. Shove nails in spud put spud under tyre. I prefer the little xxxt to "him",It might be a she, but definitely a XXXT.

Top
#581946 - 13th Sep 2011 10:35pm Re: nails in car tyres [Re: jenscho]
jenscho Offline
Addict

Registered: 17th May 2010
Posts: 239
Loc: wallasey
paranoid, that's so destructive but genius!!!

Top

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
For Sale & Free
Nail Varnish Stands X 2 (holds 50 in each one)
by j_demo
20th Mar 2017 5:49pm
Ipad
by madrob
19th Mar 2017 5:15pm
windows 7 64bit pc
by brady
18th Mar 2017 4:49pm
Petrol Lawnmower to purchase
by saltytom
18th Mar 2017 8:42am
2004 saab turbo 93 aero
by vw_kyle
16th Mar 2017 3:18pm
Featured Member
Registered: 25th Feb 2011
Posts: 229
Newest Members
Monkeyboyliam121, andreap, LairdLad, HollandGj, petaann
12247 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
What does this all mean?
by venice
Yesterday at 12:20 PM
black contiboard locally?
by fish5133
21st Mar 2017 9:30pm
Port Sunlight
by alan128
21st Mar 2017 10:09am
Council tax bill for this year 2017
by keef666
20th Mar 2017 10:25pm
What happened to Tranmere car bootie?
by MikeT
18th Mar 2017 6:27am
News : New Topics
Incident at Westminster
by granny
Yesterday at 03:40 PM
Martin Mcguinness dies
by Dilly
21st Mar 2017 9:29am
British troops to Estonia
by fish5133
18th Mar 2017 8:16am
Unusual Phone calls
by granny
16th Mar 2017 3:53pm
Thanks
by Christinerowland
14th Mar 2017 8:11pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Offset number plates
by venice
Today at 01:24 AM
File too large
by Dilly
20th Mar 2017 10:41am
ford focus 1.6 t reg rattling
by Little_B
19th Mar 2017 11:02pm
Alloys refurb and colour change. The Wheel Deal.
by TheComputerLab
18th Mar 2017 9:17am
Has anyone fished
by Habdab
17th Mar 2017 8:43pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Incident at Westminster 183
What does this all mean? 111
Offset number plates 3
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 6:05am
Sunset Thu 6:31pm
Local Time Thu 3:45am
WikiWirral Can . . . .