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Old 03-01-2011, 06:25 PM
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Tire/Wheel insurance for 528i- 17" tires

I am tired of looking around for Tire/wheel insurance fore 17" tires on 528i. My dealer wants to sell me a third party carrier and I want to buy BMW's insurance. Other dealers quote ridiculous prices- $1400 & above

Can you people share your experience?

1) Are 17" prone for frequent damage even in NY/NJ area?

2) Can you tell me your experience of getting service if you had BMW or Fidelity or First automotive or National adjustment bureau or any other brand?

The car is a lease for 3 years and its on order.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:52 PM
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I am tired of looking around for Tire/wheel insurance fore 17" tires on 528i. My dealer wants to sell me a third party carrier and I want to buy BMW's insurance. Other dealers quote ridiculous prices- $1400 & above

Can you people share your experience?

1) Are 17" prone for frequent damage even in NY/NJ area?

2) Can you tell me your experience of getting service if you had BMW or Fidelity or First automotive or National adjustment bureau or any other brand?

The car is a lease for 3 years and its on order.
17"- I never had any issues with bent rims, blown or bubbled tires.
18"- Possible bent rims or tires but not too common
19"- You just entered the danger zone. A must buy

IMO of course, good luck.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:21 PM
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I am tired of looking around for Tire/wheel insurance fore 17" tires on 528i. My dealer wants to sell me a third party carrier and I want to buy BMW's insurance. Other dealers quote ridiculous prices- $1400 & above

Can you people share your experience?

1) Are 17" prone for frequent damage even in NY/NJ area?

2) Can you tell me your experience of getting service if you had BMW or Fidelity or First automotive or National adjustment bureau or any other brand?

The car is a lease for 3 years and its on order.
i previously owned a E60 528xi I did have to replace 2 tire, but one was from a nail and the other from hitting severely uneven payment on a highway. When I saw and hit the pavement (crappy non-signed job, typical in NJ) it was too late. I saw the bubble. Otherwise, I had no tire issues during the 3 years I had the car. I did have tire insurance and paid about $600 for it. The two tires being replaced covered the cost of the insurance. It was 3rd party, sold by BMW though.

Now, I am concerned about pot hole city with the 18 inch tires on my F10 535 x drive. Went with the BMW insurance since a friend of mine had about 7-8 tires put on his 335 sport package that had 19" tires. Not sure how many rims went with those tires.

If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have got the insurance for the 17 in, but I had bought about 4 tires for the Lexus ES330 I had previously
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:40 PM
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I think if you have 19's and above, you definitely will need the insurance. I wouldn't worry about it with 17's.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:43 PM
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The R17 tires are not low profile tires. IMO, you do not need to purchase tire & rim insurance.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:50 PM
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The 17's on my 530i have gone 34k without any problems.
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