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Old 01-04-2012, 10:50 AM
stancv stancv is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 530i & 2012 535x GT
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Originally Posted by wchewbaka View Post
I have a 2012 non-xdrive 535 GT with Sport Package. My 235 wheels came with Pirelli P Zero tires which made me feel better than getting the Goodyears given what I have read about bubbles.

But I bought the BMW Tire and Wheel insurance anyway because the whole run flat tire concept scares me. I became concerned about the potential inability to repair a tire at all in case of puncture. My understanding is that BMW Assist will not send towing if you have a puncture because you can drive the car. Then, you cannot repair the tire because the repair agency cannot tell how far you drove the tire. Besides, if you are on a trip where are you going to find BMW specific run flats? Hence, a long drive to a dealership. The run flats start to sound like they are a very expensive disposable commodity. On top of that my staggered wheel setup includes 40 aspect ratio rears with smaller cushion with greater risk to wheels.

So for piece of mind I bought the insurance after it was sweetened with a discount.....

I figured the ratio of tire and wheel price vs. 5 years of coverage was worth the risk/reward.
Did you have a choice in selecting the tire model? My CA is just telling me they're going to be all season.

Are you carrying any pump with sealant to try to fix the tire in case of hazard? I was considering the ContiComfortKit http://www.tirerack.com/accessories/detail.jsp?ID=38& , to try to get the tire to a shop before it's ruined by riding it flat. The other option, the BMW Mobility kit http://www.shopbmwusa.com/ProductLis...?CategoryId=83 , states that it's not for use with run flats.
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