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Old 02-11-2012, 02:59 PM
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Do I need insurance for Michelin Primacys?

Just took delivery of my '12 535i m sport and only just noticed that I don't have the notorious Good year RFT on. I took wheel/tire insurance but now I'm wondering whether I should cancel it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:12 PM
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I don't know. But I have not heard bubbling complaints here about the Primacies
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:05 PM
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I have the same tire on my '12 535i M-sport and I bought 5yr tire and wheel insurance anyway. One of the rear tires got punctured by a big nail at 2K miles. Dealer replaced it under the insurance coverage ( $450 worth).
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:37 PM
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These tires are pretty expensive, I'll probably keep it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:46 PM
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I have the same tires and passed on the insurance. Didn't see the $1500 expense paying off. So far (5500 miles in) so good.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:00 PM
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I paid way less than $1000. The second flat tire will break it even for my investment on the insurance plan. It's just a piece of mind. Btw, I've heard that the OEM wheel is very soft that may be susceptible for damage due to bad road.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:17 PM
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I paid way less than $1000. The second flat tire will break it even for my investment on the insurance plan. It's just a piece of mind. Btw, I've heard that the OEM wheel is very soft that may be susceptible for damage due to bad road.
Sadly, the OEM wheels are way too heavy and way too weak. That is because BMW cheaped out and used cast rather than forged wheels.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:20 PM
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That is because BMW cheaped out and used cast rather than forged wheels.
Who uses forged wheels? Audi, Cadillac, Benz, Lexus? Aren't cast wheels the automotive industry standard?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:28 PM
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I paid way less than $1000. The second flat tire will break it even for my investment on the insurance plan. It's just a piece of mind. Btw, I've heard that the OEM wheel is very soft that may be susceptible for damage due to bad road.
How did you get such a low price my dealer charged $1645 and said because it's from BMW it's non negotiable.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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How did you get such a low price my dealer charged $1645 and said because it's from BMW it's non negotiable.
It's a third party insurance plan offered by my dealer. I can have wheel and tire service at any authorized provider nationwide using. I am not sure what is the advantage of BMW protection plan over a reputable third party provider. My last insurance claim to replace a tire was extremely smooth.
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