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Old 06-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Hoss NY Hoss NY is offline
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Question Tire and Wheel Insurance Question

Any thoughts on Tire and Wheel Insurance? My dealer is quoting $1449 for 5yrs. It's $1049 for one year. See attached brochure for the deal. If tires cost ~$250 and wheels cost ~$400, I'd have to blow through 6 tires or a three wheels (+tires) to benefit. I don't have any failure data for RFTs and wheels. There are lots of potholes on the roads in NJ and NY. Any recommendations or considerations one way or the other? Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:59 PM
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Tire and Wheel Ins

For what it is worth I drive a 335xi (07) with sport and optional 18" wheels with performance tires and have gone through 4 blown tires and one bent rim driving the streets of NYC and in NJ. I am glad I opted for tire and wheel insurance (back then in '07 paid $600).
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:06 PM
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Friend of mine I believe is on tire 8 driving in NYC/NJ over the past 2.5 years with runflats. More than paid for his tire insurance.
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:01 PM
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Normally I'd say hell no but considering your location (I'm a transplanted NY'er) go for it.

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Old 06-06-2010, 06:19 PM
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Any thoughts on Tire and Wheel Insurance? My dealer is quoting $1449 for 5yrs. It's $1049 for one year. See attached brochure for the deal. If tires cost ~$250 and wheels cost ~$400, I'd have to blow through 6 tires or a three wheels (+tires) to benefit. I don't have any failure data for RFTs and wheels. There are lots of potholes on the roads in NJ and NY. Any recommendations or considerations one way or the other? Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:10 PM
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Tire/Wheel Insurance

I bought insurance for $600 in 2006. Thought it was expensive and not necessary, buton top of the $85K for the car it wasn't much. Since then I have had 3 punctures and two blown tires (DC potholes). At almost $500 per tire, it was a great deal. I would definitely buy it again.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:25 AM
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Thanks for the feedback - I got the insurance...
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