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Old 12-04-2012, 10:43 PM
ard ard is offline
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Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d/E39M5/996TTX50
How many wheels have you broken on other cars?

1. Go to a tire store with the new car and ask to buy a 'road hazard warranty' for the tires- MANY will sell these to you for 25-40 per tire.

2. DON'T fall for the BMW lie that 'you cannot repair runflats'. You can, the tire manufacturers recommend it.

3. The warranty will cover any non-repairable damage.

4. When you wear out the tires, buy new ones from a tire store with the warranty.

5. With the $1200 you save, you can 'self insure' in the incredibly unlikely event you damage a rim such that it will not hold air (this is what most warranties cover... they will not cover bends or cosmetics)

Driving on a RFT will NOT damage the rim unless you drive 500 miles and the tire disintegrates and you end up on the rim.

Lots of threads about this....

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