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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM
jeme jeme is offline
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Recommendations for tire & wheel protection?

So if I get a X5 with the 20 inch wheels which I love, does any body have a recommendation on a type of road hazard warranty that would protect both the wheels and the tires?

Also once you have a flat on a run flat tire does it damage the rim?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:43 PM
ard ard is online now
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How many wheels have you broken on other cars?

1. Go to a tire store with the new car and ask to buy a 'road hazard warranty' for the tires- MANY will sell these to you for 25-40 per tire.

2. DON'T fall for the BMW lie that 'you cannot repair runflats'. You can, the tire manufacturers recommend it.

3. The warranty will cover any non-repairable damage.

4. When you wear out the tires, buy new ones from a tire store with the warranty.

5. With the $1200 you save, you can 'self insure' in the incredibly unlikely event you damage a rim such that it will not hold air (this is what most warranties cover... they will not cover bends or cosmetics)

Driving on a RFT will NOT damage the rim unless you drive 500 miles and the tire disintegrates and you end up on the rim.

Lots of threads about this....

Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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