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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 02-26-2013, 11:37 PM
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I've had not so great luck with flats the last couple years, so I went ahead and took it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:55 AM
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I've had not so great luck with flats the last couple years, so I went ahead and took it.
How bad?
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:28 AM
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Two tires and a rim in three years - on a car on which I had only put 3,000 miles a year.
My X3 should get about 9,000 a year since I'm going from three cars down to one and a motorcycle so I'm playing the odds.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:34 PM
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Tire & Wheel Protection

BMW Wheel & Protection warranty I purchased for my 2013 X3 xDrive 35i.

Had a 2004 X3 3.0 earlier that went through a set in around every 35,000 miles plus at around $1,000 a set for Pirelli Scorpions. Then once had a damaged tire sort of close to when I would have gotten new tires and would have liked to driven a bit more, but decided to change all four then. I guess the point was if I had the extended warranty I wouldn't have had to agonize over the lost money and tread wear? It was weird because I suspected it was punctured on purpose but didn't have any real proof.

With the 2013 X3 3.0 decided to get the 19" wheels and the car comes with the Run-On-Flat Goodyears. Not having any experience with that tire, and concerned when Road & Track or someone broke a long term test BMW 19" wheel through their typically rough driving, thought I would cover myself or at least ease my concerns by getting the warranty.

Have 6,500+ miles on the car in five months so drive a lot, hit a lot of potholes, etc. so at least it does the "ease my concern" part and otherwise haven't had any problems with the tires and wheels so far - I typically drive around 13,000 miles a year and the X3 is a key component of my livelihood as I drive to see clients several times a week with 60-100 mile round trips being the norm.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:43 PM
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:16 AM
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would anyone pay $2k for 5 years for TIRE & Wheel Insurance ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:22 AM
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would anyone pay $2k for 5 years for TIRE & Wheel Insurance ?
In NYC, I would.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:31 AM
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In NYC, I would.
Even if you dont have low profile tires ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:34 AM
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I live in NYC and got the tire 5 year for $1500 for my 19 inch rims. It makes me enjoy the drive more instead of worrying everything I go over. Just for the piece of mind it was worth it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:42 AM
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I live in NYC and got the tire 5 year for $1500 for my 19 inch rims. It makes me enjoy the drive more instead of worrying everything I go over. Just for the piece of mind it was worth it.
Did you get it from BMW Dealer when buying new car or else ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:23 AM
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Did not buy ... instead I self insured myself - bought a second set of similar oems wheels + tpms and new rubber as standby at 1/3 cost.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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Did not buy ... instead I self insured myself - bought a second set of similar oems wheels + tpms and new rubber as standby at 1/3 cost.
do they have more where you got yours ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:34 AM
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Yes I got it from the dealer when I bought my car new
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Old 04-18-2013, 05:32 PM
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Did not buy ... instead I self insured myself - bought a second set of similar oems wheels + tpms and new rubber as standby at 1/3 cost.
For my 369 M-Sport wheels and tires that would be about $350. I doubt I could purchase one tire + rim for much less than that. Also insurance I got through dealer covers BMW snow tires and rims. Jury still out if I will come out ahead or not.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:29 PM
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do they have more where you got yours ?

Yep - They are standard 306 style- 17 " wheels and Bridgestone run flat tiires - Got them at 1700
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:02 PM
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Did not buy it. I am careful to avoid potholes. I've had very few flats in my lifetime. I'll take my chances.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:22 PM
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I wasn't planning on purchasing it. I did not get it with my first BMW and when I ordered this one I told myself I was not going to get it.

But when I was sitting there signing the papers on pick up night for some reason I changed my mind. Now that I have it I am happy I do, nice feeling that I don't have to worry if I can't swerve to miss a pothole and take a tire and wheel out.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:17 PM
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peace of mind at $1500 not worth it on X3, may be on F30. i have bought tire warranty many times and now i will not buy it, i will pay if it happens not before. i lost too much money for peace of mind.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:07 PM
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I had to get it, because there is too much pot holes poping up around or near my town.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:39 PM
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I have it an my mother has it she has gotten three nails and replaced her tires three times at a would be cost of $1500 total so far that the warranty has covered. I think it depends on where you live, we live in the city so we have potholes and other crazy things on the road. She is about to claim for curb rash as she hit a curb so either they will fix it or replace it either way the warranty has paid for itself.
i was told they do not cover curb damage. that was the main reason i was going to buy it. In the end, I didn't and it worked out better. I had a minor incident at the airport and the wheel got scraped. The dealer has a wheel repair guy onsite. It is only $150 repair.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:46 PM
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It doesn't cover cosmetic but they will fix or replace if rim doesn't hold air. Unless u buy the "upgraded" wheel and tire package which would cover cosmetic damages.


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Old 05-04-2013, 06:12 PM
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:19 PM
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It happen just now. Only 1month 4days old. So annoyed. Damn NYC construction. Only about 900 miles on it too. I would be cursing up a storm but I have tire insurance. What a waste of a perfectly good tire. Now I have to waste time at the dealer.
Tire insurance isn't for everyone but living in NYC is a necessity for sure. I really am shocked I need to claim it so early.


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Old 05-05-2013, 06:51 AM
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It seems like the only missing in that pic is a lock washer Just kidding. Sorry about your misfortune.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:47 AM
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It seems like the only missing in that pic is a lock washer Just kidding. Sorry about your misfortune.
Lol that actually made me laugh. It would probably hold in the air better if it had one. Oh wells. Atleast it's not coming out of my pocket this time, just wasted time spend at the dealer. Just a waste of a perfectly good tire. I can picture a big landfill with all perfectly good tires thrown away due to poor judgement by BMW. And it's Sunday now so all the dealers by me are closed.


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