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Old 10-01-2007, 10:26 AM
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New Winter Tires Rental Program

Actually, not so new as I was about to start the program last year but coincidentally the official BMW tire rental program was announced a few days before my website was ready! I thought it prudent not to compete. Now that there is no official Winter tire rental program offered with ED, I would like to let Bimmerfest members know that my program is now up and running - details at http://www.edwintertires.com - and at very affordable rates!

Winter tires, already mounted on aluminum wheels, are fitted and returned to the tire depot in Garching (close to Harms drop-off center). The original wheels are stored there too, for free, for the duration of the rental term - and other accessories including snow-chains, cell-phones, child seats and Sat-Navs will also be available.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:31 AM
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Thank you John for stepping up and set this up for fellow bimmerfesters. You are the man!!!

I will make this a sticky thread. Thank you!!

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:33 AM
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That answers a lot of questions. BMW has stepped up big time to support the ED program, and I hope it continues.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:40 AM
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That answers a lot of questions. BMW has stepped up big time to support the ED program, and I hope it continues.
This is not through BMW, but a member here on Bimmerfest. He is continuing the tradition of helping those that want to take delivery in Munich. As Beewang operates a nav loaner system, John has arranged the same for tires and other items. Correct me if I am wrong but that is the way I interpreted it. All the same thanks John for getting things rolling as it were!

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:54 AM
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John, I wonder if down the road, you can work with BMW to allow the car to be shipped with winter tires back to U.S. Another words, I pick up the car, have the tires replaced to the new winter tires that I will have bought, not rented, then return the car as is and have the original tires shipped back to U.S. This option would be good for those of us who need to buy winter tires anyway. Although with current exchange rate, who knows.
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:01 AM
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John, I wonder if down the road, you can work with BMW to allow the car to be shipped with winter tires back to U.S. Another words, I pick up the car, have the tires replaced to the new winter tires that I will have bought, not rented, then return the car as is and have the original tires shipped back to U.S. This option would be good for those of us who need to buy winter tires anyway. Although with current exchange rate, who knows.
The shipping of a set of Winter Tires costs around 400 Euros. As you say, with the current exchange rate it's probably cheaper for you to buy your permanent set of Winter tires in the USA!
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:16 AM
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John, I wonder if down the road, you can work with BMW to allow the car to be shipped with winter tires back to U.S.
Not possible and won't happen.
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BMW has stepped up big time to support the ED program, and I hope it continues.
They did?
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New Winter Tires Rental Program.
John, I think this is a great idea.

Now, if we hook you and Rolf up together, it will be EDENTERPRISES.COM.

And we'll let you sell copies of my calendar too of course
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This is really quite incredible. Looking at the list, are you sure you can get 16's on a 550i?
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Old 10-01-2007, 11:23 AM
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This is really quite incredible. Looking at the list, are you sure you can get 16's on a 550i?
550i requires 17" tires.
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is it possible to do less than 6 day rental?
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550i requires 17" tires.
I was working from the official BMW price list on which it says 550i and 16 inch tires. I am still awaiting the final list of tire sizes from the depot.
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is it possible to do less than 6 day rental?

Sure, any length rental is possible. The cost would fall within the "Up to 6 days" rental period.
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Old 10-01-2007, 12:50 PM
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I was working from the official BMW price list on which it says 550i and 16 inch tires. I am still awaiting the final list of tire sizes from the depot.
I would recommend you also look at Tire Rack. I spoke to someone there and also to Bridgestone and they told me 17" was the smallest for my car.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:47 PM
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sensors

John,
Not sure if it's already a part of the work, but 2007 and later models with flat tires require the TMPS sensor monitors. Those can be taken from the oem wheels or can come separetely
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You are absolutely correct, I mis-read the specification and will have the website amended! Thank you for pointing it out.
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Great Idea! And great (so far anyway) execution!

One word of advice: on the rates page, it details the mounting and unmounting of "tires" rather than wheel/tire combination. Many people might get confused that you'll be pulling the summer rubber off of the OEM wheels and mounting/balancing winter rubber. You may want to clarify that it is a simple wheel/tire swap to avoid a flood of repetitive emails.
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Great Idea! And great (so far anyway) execution!

One word of advice: on the rates page, it details the mounting and unmounting of "tires" rather than wheel/tire combination. Many people might get confused that you'll be pulling the summer rubber off of the OEM wheels and mounting/balancing winter rubber. You may want to clarify that it is a simple wheel/tire swap to avoid a flood of repetitive emails.
Thank you for this, I will have the information amended accordingly. Any other comments about the website are gratefully received!
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I see on the site that it is not located far from Harms...how far is it going to be from the Welt?
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I see on the site that it is not located far from Harms...how far is it going to be from the Welt?
You take exactly the same route as if going to Harms. It is (according to Mapquest.de) a 9-mile drive from BMW-Welt on the Lerchenauaerstrasse in Munich to the depot on the Zeppelinstrasse in Garching, a journey that they say takes 13 minutes (although the driving-time will depend very much on the time of day). The tire-depot is easily located just off the Autobahn A9 (Munchen-Nurnberg), exit 76 Garching-Sud. Exact directions are sent with each confirmation. There was a choice of course of using a depot close to BMW-Welt but I thought it better to have the drop-off next to Harms in Garching so that at the end of the rental it would a) not be necessary to drive into Munich again and b) be just a couple of hundred yards from there to Harms (which is on the very next street!), thus avoiding anyone dropping off their car too late and/or in the event of snowy road conditions, driving under possible pressure of time from a depot near BMW-Welt to Harms on Summer tires.
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drop off has to be Munich, right?!
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drop off has to be Munich, right?!
Would you like to carry you 4 OEM tires with you on your trip and ship the 4 snowtires and wheels back via DeutschePost
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Hi John

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