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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 PM
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BMW Tire & Wheel Protection Program

I live in NYC and wanted to know if it is worth it to get T&W protection. I am getting the 3.5 Prem with stock rims. I imagine if i got the sport package i would need it because of the low profile tires. I am guessing/hoping the stock rims/tires are strong enough to handle well in the city. Thoughst?
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:26 PM
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Would be helpful to know the price....

How many tires and rims have you broken on your current car?
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:25 PM
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The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. I recommend the one from BMW financial services (although it is underwritten by some other company ). The new 5 series with 19"+ rims and Goodyear tires apparently blows tires about every 1,000 miles!
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:55 PM
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The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. !

I'll disagree.

The only way it 'pencils out' is:

if you stupidly believe all tires on BMWs are "un-patchable"

and

you buy tires from BMW at their retail prices.


To say that the "new 5 series with 19"+ rims and Goodyear tires apparently blows tires about every 1,000 miles!" is [edit] well breathtaking.


Here is how to handle the issue:

1. Dont buy the BMW package
2. DON'T drive on runflats once you get a warning. IMMEDIATELY ut air in it and get to a tire repair location
3. Have the repair patched.
4. When you get your new car, go to a big tire chain and ASK if you can buy a road hazard plan for these 4 brand new tires. Might cost $150.
5. From now on, when you replace tires get the road hazard plan.

Over the next 50k miles you will come out ahead.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:40 PM
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I did exaggerate the frequency, but check out this sorrowful thread of f10 owners with Goodyear LS2's:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=518954

Tire technology is changing rapidly, and I don't believe many of the tire / vehicle combinations have been thoroughly tested.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:45 PM
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Right.

Why would you BUY insurnace to cover an inherent MANUFACTURING defect??? I didnt read through all 11 pages of that nonsense... almost as useless as an oil thread! different wheels, tires, warranties...some replaced, some not covered...just an incoherent mess.

The truth is that IF there is a defect in Goodyear LS2 tires that causes sidewall bubbles, you dont need a 'BMW Road Hazard warranty' to protect yourself- the warranty from goodyear covers it.

Back to THIS thread: Op is asking about 19" 50 profile tires...
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:03 PM
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I decided to get the insurance for our new X5. I look at it as pre buying my tires, I plan on putting a nail in my tires at least once a year.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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I plan on putting a nail in my tires at least once a year.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:59 PM
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:08 PM
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^^^ ?
You said you plan on putting nails in your tires every year.

That's like me saying I'll have my car stolen every year, so I can claim it lost under comprehensive insurance.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:17 PM
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I decided to get the insurance for our new X5. I look at it as pre buying my tires, I plan on putting a nail in my tires at least once a year.

Spread it around...use drywall screws occasionally, and just do one tire every 10-16 weeks, you should be fine.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:27 PM
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The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. I recommend the one from BMW financial services (although it is underwritten by some other company ). The new 5 series with 19"+ rims and Goodyear tires apparently blows tires about every 1,000 miles!
$140 or so for road hazard protection from Discount Tire. No blowouts in 2 years.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM
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Spread it around...use drywall screws occasionally, and just do one tire every 10-16 weeks, you should be fine.
Funny you should mention drywall screws, I drove with one of those in my tire for 20,000 miles and never had an issue with tire pressure.

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$140 or so for road hazard protection from Discount Tire. No blowouts in 2 years.
If I recall with Discount Tire they just register the road hazard with your car VIN right? Not with what tire is on the car. When it's time for new shoes, simply buy tires and install them not at Discount Tire and the insurance "transfers" to the new tires.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:45 PM
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I haven't found the need for it and I've owned 4 X5's since 2001 living in Los Angeles and NY/NJ/LI.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:41 AM
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Spread it around...use drywall screws occasionally, and just do one tire every 10-16 weeks, you should be fine.


I thought you were more of a stand up guy than that.

This kind of crap drives me nuts.

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Old 10-17-2012, 04:56 AM
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Tire/Wheel Insurance complete profit for the $tealerships.

Ard hit the nail on the head...or the sidewall...ugh!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:49 AM
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I thought you were more of a stand up guy than that.

This kind of crap drives me nuts.

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Tongue in cheek.

World is full of scumbags, some post, others quietly go about their D bagginess...ruining it for the rest of us.

I know a few SAs, and the stories they tell about lying and conniving customers are ...disappointing.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:50 AM
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Good to hear, and I completely agree.

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:48 PM
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If I recall with Discount Tire they just register the road hazard with your car VIN right? Not with what tire is on the car. When it's time for new shoes, simply buy tires and install them not at Discount Tire and the insurance "transfers" to the new tires.
Nope, that won't work. Tires have SERIAL numbers on them...(all tires) and Discount tire knows which ones came from them vs. someone else & will reject any claim that they review. They DO also register your VIN but I think that is only secondary. Play fair or don't play at all. I have not yet heard of anyone being prosecuted for theft but in theory, they could press charges if someone "attempted" such a fraud.
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:54 PM
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Nope, that won't work. Tires have SERIAL numbers on them...(all tires) and Discount tire knows which ones came from them vs. someone else & will reject any claim that they review. They DO also register your VIN but I think that is only secondary. Play fair or don't play at all. I have not yet heard of anyone being prosecuted for theft but in theory, they could press charges if someone "attempted" such a fraud.
I don't know. I didn't attempt anything. I bought a set of tires and then went to Discount Tire to buy their hazard warranty. Then I replaced the tires, and when I had a blowout on two of the tires), I would back to Discount Tire to buy new ones only to be surprised when they said I have hazard insurance and that covered it. I asked how they register the warranty and was told they just use the VIN.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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Nope, that won't work. Tires have SERIAL numbers on them...(all tires) and Discount tire knows which ones came from them vs. someone else & will reject any claim that they review. They DO also register your VIN but I think that is only secondary. Play fair or don't play at all. I have not yet heard of anyone being prosecuted for theft but in theory, they could press charges if someone "attempted" such a fraud.

1, I know for an absolute FACT that discount will sell a warranty on tires you dont buy from them.

2. I know for a fact that tires DO have a serial number, and most warranties SHOULD record the serial number. But sometimes they dont.

Play fair, but if they fail to do what they need to, its their problem
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:10 PM
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Wow, through all of the back and forth banter, I am kinda surprised the price for the tire warranty didn't appear from somewhere (as that could matter when one is making a purchasing decision). My tire warranty was $590, and covered the car until 100 k miles. I think it was a good buy
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:36 PM
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How many tires and rims have you broken on your current car?


Post #2.

Callaway, was that a BMW plan???
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:46 PM
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One nice thing is if you park by feel they will replace the rims for $100 each.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:56 PM
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One nice thing is if you park by feel they will replace the rims for $100 each.
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