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Old 01-29-2013, 06:48 PM
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I hit a pothole and bent a rim and bubbled a tire in the 335 a few years ago. At the time I had tire insurance through Auto Club. They paid for the replacement of the tire and the rim. A year or so later I had a cut in the sidewall of a tire and they paid for that too. When the policy ran out they would not renew it saying that they would no longer insure BMW products. Can't say as I blamed them.

Last year the 335i failed NYS inspection because three if the tires had cuts in the sidewalls. I was planning on replacing them anyway so I wasn't that upset. BMW would only sell me RFTs and would not accept delivery from Tire Rack if I purchased them myself. I purchased 4 new rims (three were bent) and a set of Conti DWS tires and had them installed at Autobahn Service on Park Avenue and had the old rims resurfaced. At some point in the process the rear quarter panel got dented. While the car was in for service last week at BMW Manhattan I had the dent removed using paintless dent removal. They did a perfect job and the dent is gone and I am out $500.


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