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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 02-05-2011, 05:35 AM
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it's really a waste of money for you, but the finance guy makes some nice $$$. look at the DVD. When you bought the car and the tires, they do come with the road hazard protection. A friend just bought a 355i cab. First week, had the HPFP issue and a blown tire. The dealer charged him 550 for the new tire! Told him about the road hazard protection on those tires and he got his 550 back plus the tire replaced. Either the dealers are just plain greedy or they don't have a clue what's covered on their cars!
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:36 AM
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it's really a waste of money for you, but the finance guy makes some nice $$$. look at the DVD. When you bought the car and the tires, they do come with the road hazard protection. A friend just bought a 355i cab. First week, had the HPFP issue and a blown tire. The dealer charged him 550 for the new tire! Told him about the road hazard protection on those tires and he got his 550 back plus the tire replaced. Either the dealers are just plaid greedy or they don't have a clue what's covered on their cars!
or both....
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:15 AM
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, they do come with the road hazard protection.

It depends on the tire brand.

It is NOT a "BMW backed" warranty, but from individual tire mfgs....and therefore the dealer really doesn't know about it.

Amazing people actually go to dealer for tire issues.... the tire mfg backed warranty will work at an tire store. Or should.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:10 PM
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No tires only. Wheels self insure. In 20 years of driving I have only had to replace one rim and eBay was my friend for that e39 rim.
Hi X3 brian,

Do they just patch the tires for 160 or replace them is needed? Can you send me the contract text? I didn't see a " buy warranty" link on www.discounttire.com
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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Got a 5 yr quote for $639 from this place for RFTs, which is the top tier coverage (required for RFTs)

http://financeinsuranceprofessionals...ire_wheel.html

Sales guys sent me a sample contract to review the fine print on. If anyone knows how I can directly attach a pdf to a post LMK and I can slap it up there for you. Alternatively I can put it on filedropper and link you to it when at home this weekend (Site is blocked at work)
Here is the contract for anyone interested.

http://www.filedropper.com/absolutecontracts5-1-10
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:36 AM
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They will repair or replace as necessary. I have used them for 15 years and they have always been fantastic.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:22 AM
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Got my X5 yesterday and paid 1300 for tire and wheel warranty. Didn't have time to go through the CD at the dealership so bought it with an intention of cancelling after careful review.

Came back home and saw that the Bridgestones, which my X5 has, don't have road hazard protection:

This is what the pdf says:

WHAT THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER

This Limited Warranty does not cover the following:

1. Tire damage or irregular wear due to:

A. Road hazards, including, without limitation: Puncture,
cut, impact break, stone drill, bruise, bulge, snag, etc.
B. Improper use or operation, including, without limitation:

Improper inflation pressure, overloading, tire/wheel
spinning, use of an improper wheel, tire chain damage,
misuse, misapplication, negligence, tire alteration, or for
racing or competition purposes.


Looks like only dunlop and michellin offer that. My luck I got bridgestones.

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Old 02-12-2011, 09:31 AM
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Lets say you are at 50% and you damage a tire.

They replace that one for free...but you are forced to pay dealer list for the other side (since the dealer will tell you they are required by BMW to match tires on an axle).

Self insure, and by your replacement tires at competitive stores.
They will replace ANY BMW approved tire / rim you have on your vehicle.
My dealer says they will replace one tire, and you can replace the other
(if tread wear is way off) . They will not make you purchase the second "needed"
tire from them. they dont conver alignment. but everything else to get that on.

Is it worth it? my dealers "deal" is 5 years $1369.00
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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got my x5 yesterday and paid 1300 for tire and wheel warranty. Didn't have time to go through the cd at the dealership so bought it with an intention of cancelling after careful review.

Came back home and saw that the bridgestones, which my x5 has, don't have road hazard protection:

This is what the pdf says:

What this limited warranty does not cover

this limited warranty does not cover the following:

1. Tire damage or irregular wear due to:

A. Road hazards, including, without limitation: Puncture,
cut, impact break, stone drill, bruise, bulge, snag, etc.
B. Improper use or operation, including, without limitation:

Improper inflation pressure, overloading, tire/wheel
spinning, use of an improper wheel, tire chain damage,
misuse, misapplication, negligence, tire alteration, or for
racing or competition purposes.


Looks like only dunlop and michellin offer that. My luck i got bridgestones.
so are you going to cancel and get your money back?
Im considering doing so .
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:56 AM
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so are you going to cancel and get your money back?
Im considering doing so .
I might keep because frickin bridgestone doesn't protect against road hazard.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:02 PM
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I might keep because frickin bridgestone doesn't protect against road hazard.
I agree with those that self insure. Some people in big cities may make out ok but you will have to replace 2 or more tires to make out ahead from road hazards. I have replaced 2 in the last 10 years. I would have spent several thousand dollars paying for the insurance. They make huge profit margins on that stuff, and that is all I need to know.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:41 AM
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The insurance is not worth the investment. The wheels on the X5 are not as prone to road hazards as low profile tires would be. For the cost of the insurance you can just about replace all the tires. Do you expect to have an issue with 4 tires in 40 to 50,000 miles? I went 45,000 miles without an issue. Self insurance is the most economial route here.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:36 PM
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Call me old fashion but this is a rip off.

Honestly all that you need is road hazard insurance that if you have a blow out, nail, etc that the tire will be covered.

If you walk into any America/Discount tire for about $160 bucks they will give you a warranty on those tires for the serviceable life AND give you free balance and rotations. Considering neither of my BMWs have the sport package this is perfect (128i and x3). The 08 128i has stock RFT and 33k on the ODO with 75% tread still. The 09 X3 has stock non RFT Pirellis with 42k and 50% tread.

You have to ask yourself a question...how many times in all my years of driving have I needed to replace the rims? Odds are only one will need it if the unforeseen happens and that seems like a premium price.
You can do this with a newly purchased BMW? I would have thought you'd have to buy the tires from Discount Tire in order to buy the insurance from them.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:51 AM
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You can do this with a newly purchased BMW? I would have thought you'd have to buy the tires from Discount Tire in order to buy the insurance from them.
Will call discount tire and find out. This is exactly my confusion.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:07 AM
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You sure can. Done it on every new car purchased since 2005 (5 cars total). Including 2 weeks ago for the bridgestones on my wifes new VW Routan.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:07 PM
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You sure can. Done it on every new car purchased since 2005 (5 cars total). Including 2 weeks ago for the bridgestones on my wifes new VW Routan.
Just called the local Discount Tire to confirm. That's pretty sweet. Thanks for the heads up. I will self insure the wheels.
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:39 PM
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No problem. eBay is your best friend for rims if the rare and unfortunate strikes.
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