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Old 06-03-2011, 03:27 PM
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Wheel/Tire insurance for the MD/VA/DC area.

I bought the tire/wheel protection for $1399 for 5 years. I have the m-package 19 inch wheels. I'll be commuting at least 130 miles a day for work between VA and MD area. Do you guys think that this warranty is justified? I know a lot has been discussed regarding this but I was just wondering if there were any more opinions based on my location and commute.

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:48 PM
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The roads in the DC area, like the rest of the Northeast, are like a teenager's forehead. Absolutely get the tire hazard warranty although I think 5 years isn't necessary.

(If I was personally forced at gunpoint to live in the DC area, I wouldn't buy a Bimmer, rather a beater car)
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:27 PM
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The roads in the DC area, like the rest of the Northeast, are like a teenager's forehead. Absolutely get the tire hazard warranty although I think 5 years isn't necessary.

(If I was personally forced at gunpoint to live in the DC area, I wouldn't buy a Bimmer, rather a beater car)
Haha... thanks for the input. This is my first time buying a car with 19 inch wheels AND run-flats. In addition, this commute will be new for me due to a new job. Given all these *new* factors, I have decided to just get the insurance just in case.

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:29 AM
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I bought the tire/wheel protection for $1399 for 5 years. I have the m-package 19 inch wheels. I'll be commuting at least 130 miles a day for work between VA and MD area. Do you guys think that this warranty is justified? I know a lot has been discussed regarding this but I was just wondering if there were any more opinions based on my location and commute.

Thank you in advance!

SJ

Absolutely. I travel MD to DC every day and even last week got a metal screw in the tread. Mine was an easy fix as it was a standard tire, but RFT's are a fortune and I would venture you will make use of it no less than 2-3 times in 5 years.

My wife has an MCS with 17's which are huge for a vehicle that small. They are Conti A/S and after shipping and installation and down time. It ran about $300 a tire when they were slashed.

I really don't like RFT's for a number of reasons (this being one of them) but if I bought a vehicle with them I would get the warranty.
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+1 on the "beater" in the DC area! Lived there for three years back in the day and it took more out of my ride at the time (M-B 180dB), than all the other years elsewhere. Would get all kinds of insurance, including no deductible comprehensive, if I lived there.
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