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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-23-2005, 04:46 PM
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Tire and Wheel Coverage

Is it worth getting the BMW Tire and Road hazard coverage? My dealer's charging $269 for it. Given that the price of one 18" tire is around that price, is it worth it to get this coverage?

The dealer says it covers nails, potholes, and essentially anything else that can damage the car other then tread wear. He says there's no deductible, and it's not prorated - they actually replace the full value of the tire.

Can anyone comment on this plan please?

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Old 01-23-2005, 05:54 PM
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Not for that price.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:07 PM
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My instinct tells me no. But I'm not sure why not? If the cost to replace 1 tire is about 250 or more, wouldn't this coverage make sense? I've gone through several tires on my existing car too.
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Is it worth getting the BMW Tire and Road hazard coverage? My dealer's charging $269 for it. Given that the price of one 18" tire is around that price, is it worth it to get this coverage?

The dealer says it covers nails, potholes, and essentially anything else that can damage the car other then tread wear. He says there's no deductible, and it's not prorated - they actually replace the full value of the tire.

Can anyone comment on this plan please?

Thx
I bought it. Have a 330Cic with sport and optional tire upgrade (style 71). One pothole and you are out big time cash. I have made one claim as I live in a bricked area with lots of eneven pavement. My rim was chipped and damaged the tire.

I normally don't buy extended warranty or extra coverage, but for me, this seemed to make sense. And when you are dropping 50K, why not the 250 for the tire protection.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:58 PM
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Is it worth getting the BMW Tire and Road hazard coverage? My dealer's charging $269 for it. Given that the price of one 18" tire is around that price, is it worth it to get this coverage?

The dealer says it covers nails, potholes, and essentially anything else that can damage the car other then tread wear. He says there's no deductible, and it's not prorated - they actually replace the full value of the tire.

Can anyone comment on this plan please?

Thx
FYI- BMW has no Tire and Road Hazard Warranty. This is an aftermarket item. That might change your opinion on it.
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:35 PM
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Sarafil,

You seem to have good insight into all things BMW, and seem pretty honest as well. Have you had any experience with this program? I see it is through InTire.

If so, A) what's a good price for it, and B) how long is the coverage for (ie 6yrs 100K miles or what)? C) Do you recommend or no (don't worry I won't hold you liable for anything lol)
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Sarafil,

You seem to have good insight into all things BMW, and seem pretty honest as well. Have you had any experience with this program? I see it is through InTire.

If so, A) what's a good price for it, and B) how long is the coverage for (ie 6yrs 100K miles or what)? C) Do you recommend or no (don't worry I won't hold you liable for anything lol)
I've had absolutely no experience with it. Do you have a link to a site that summarizes the coverage? If it is priced right and it has good coverage, it could be a good buy for someone with 18" wheels. Does it have a deductible? What are the exclusions?
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I added the insurance to my car. I had heard of the program before hand and planned on doing it. If I were to bend a wheel, it would probably cost around $200 to repair. That's just to repair. Plus the sidewall of the tire would be damaged, $200. I believe the cost for me was $395 + tax for 5 year coverage. One claim and it has paid for itself. I've done similar programs buy tires in the past and had to excercise the option (driving over train tracks that were perfectly fine the previous day, but the day I drove over them, they were missing a little bit of pavement in between)
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