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Old 11-26-2012, 06:55 PM
keechisan keechisan is offline
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Exclamation Run Flats

New to the Forum but have had several experiences with Run Flats on various BMW products.

I recommend keeping a good quality plug kit and compressor in the trunk. You can't fix a damaged sidewall but you can fix a nail, screw, or other tread surface puncture. Most major tire shops in the US will not repair even a nail puncture in a RFT due to perceived liability issues. From experience, BMW roadside assist will only cover the towing of your vehicle to the dealer for tire replacement. If it is a Sunday and the dealer is closed---the tow is on your dime!
Driving a distance on a deflated RFT will ruin the sidewalls just as on any tire. The key is catching the deflation early before the tire is damaged beyond repair!
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