A bumpy road junction caused the tyres on a car to explode and the fittings buckled, according to an angry couple.
Peter Szumnarski’s wife was driving the vehicle when the damage to the tyres occurred and now he is claiming cash from his local council to repair the car.
Mr Szumnarski, a project manager, said his wife was driving over the trouble hit junction in Hutcheon Street and Berryden Road in Aberdeen when she heard a loud noise.
He said: “She was driving back from work over the junction when she heard a bang. She got such a shock and a scare.
“She doesn’t know a lot about cars and so did not know what had happened.
“She tried to keep driving but had to stop on a crossing further up the road.
“Both tyres exploded and the two wheels were bent.”
The couple, of Mastrick, contacted Aberdeen council and are set to apply for up to £500 to cover the cost of the damage.
Mr Szumnarski, 29, said: “I was unhappy about the state of the road, we pay taxes and expect something for it.”
The Aberdeen junction has been dug up three times in recent weeks.
Denna Bowman, Head Office