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View Poll Results: Are you getting tire insurance?
Yes at any cost! 8 16.67%
Yes for around $400 or less. 7 14.58%
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      04-16-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Are you getting tire insurance?

Just want to see what you all are doing. I think I'm going to get it if it's $400 or less.
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      04-16-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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yes i got it on my E46 and they replaced 2 tires and a wheel for me. i got it again this time, i think it's worth it.
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      04-16-2008, 09:45 PM   #3
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I got it too after hearing about the Nail Thread
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      04-16-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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Nope

In 58,000 miles on my E46, I had maybe 4 nail/screw punctures. My wheel shop fixed them for about $20 each. You could get unrepairable damage, but I'll take by chances.
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      04-17-2008, 10:06 AM   #5
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isnt the normal cost almost $800?
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      04-17-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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Tire/wheel protection

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isnt the normal cost almost $800?
My dealer quoted $499 for "Tire Care--tire and wheel repair or replacement". The term was not stated.
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      04-17-2008, 10:13 PM   #7
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Anyone use non-dealer aftermarket tire roadhazard insurance? Something like the following:
https://www.roadhazardprotection.com...p/luxury-sport

They are $35 a tire, 5 years. That particular one doesn't cover TPMS... and looks like might not cover noflat (given what they say about PAX).

I've had similar deals through tire-rack purchased tires, but getting the "refund" can be a headache. Copies of all paperwork, installer has to call insurance company, etc. etc.

If the bmw dealer's price seems reasonable (~400)... I may go for it. Roads are terrible around here. I've replaced several tires in the last couple of years... nails in the sidewall, etc. But... it's a toss up. I'm still a bit torn on the value/hassle factor.
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      04-19-2008, 11:07 PM   #8
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I purchased the wheel and tire service through my dealership for $995 basically it covers wheel and tire damage for all four wheels and tires from any collision for 5 years. Well worth it for me in the DC metro area with all of our potholes, road hazards etc.
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      04-20-2008, 12:42 AM   #9
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It wasn't offered to me at my PA dealership.
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no, i wouldn't go for it. most of these are designed for the dealer to make money. its like taking insurance in black jack. just my .2
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      04-20-2008, 12:26 PM   #11
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no, i wouldn't go for it. most of these are designed for the dealer to make money. its like taking insurance in black jack. just my .2
Ditto, if they didn't make money off of it, they wouldn't be selling it. But I also think the BMW price is very high, it's much cheaper when you go to America's Tire and buy some tires and get the warranty. Plus their warranties are more comprehensive.
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It depends a lot on where you live/drive, whether there are good independent tire shops convenient to you and how risk adverse you are.

In Boston, it's not a bad deal, particular when we have a bad winter like the last one. We didn't have it on our now departed 330xi and spent $750 in tire replacements in three years (cost for insurance at lease inception was $500). We have it on our 335 vert and are already ahead $75 after one incident ($675 to replace a runflat tire and rim after an encounter with a pothole). I'm still deciding about the M3 as I was quoted $995.

The other thing to check is what the maximum the policies will pay out. A lot of the tire store policies have limits of $350 per incident and a low overall cap. The one that we have for the 335 is no limit up to $3000 for the policy. The M3 limit will be higher (finance person checking on this for me).

BTW, I don't have insurance for the X5 with 19" wheels - my experience is that the low profile tires are more of a problem.
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