I run two sets of 17" OEM chrome wheels on my 2003 Aurora -- one nice set for summer, and a worn out set for winter.
Today was very cold at -24C (-12F). I came to a red light and noticed a strange vibration; and then when the light turned green, I noticed my left front wheel was COMPLETELY deflated.
I put the lifesaver on (very cold, let me tell you!) and that one was deflated as well... fortunately, I had an electric tire pump and that was fixed in a few minutes.
And then... noticed the lifesaver was not happy with the oversize Lucerne calipers I had fit on the car. The caliper was grinding a bit, but not enough to keep me from going to the garage. I had completely overlooked to check the clearance of the lifesaver tire...! I guess not much would be required to get a good fit -- maybe a few minutes worth of grinding.
At the garage, they did a cleanup & re-seat job on the wheel. The chrome had peeled and that caused the tire to completely come lose over the rim. The guy told me he saw that often with these older GM chrome wheels...
Sounds like I did good day's work putting the original silver wheels back on my '95. The plating was coming off the Chrome wheels I'd gotten at the junk yard almost three years ago and two of the silver wheels were wrapped in practically new Goodyears. Just for fun, I did put the chrome centers on them. Actually looks pretty cool.