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Old 07-22-2014, 10:37 PM
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What to do after Wheel and Tire Insurance expires!?

This fall Iíll have one year left on my wheel and tire insurance plan.

At the rate I use the policy, I have no clue what Iím going to do when it expires!?

I have the 20Ē BMW Individual wheels with Goodyear Excellence tires.

Already getting nervous; policy paid $1100 for a rim and tire today; happens often!

Thoughts!?
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:29 PM
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Get another one? My policy paid out 2500 in the first year for me. (2 rims, 1 tire).
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Wow, you guys road must be bad. Maybe some 3 piece forged wheels might be stronger than the OEM. Just a thought.


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I agree with Ram. Except for when I got crunched by a Suburban, I've never needed another wheel. Tires, that's another story. I declined the wheel/tire policy when I bought the 7 in '14 since I didn't think I got my moneys worth when I got it for the '09. I've been lucky since mid-October (knocking on wood) that I haven't had a flat. When I need to, I'll get my tires at Discount tire. I pay about $70/tire insurance and they're replaced at no charge if you get a non-repairable flat as long as a certain amount of tread is left. You will need to buy another $70 policy on the new tire, however.

I still go with the runflats, I'm not as brave as some of you. I've never had a runflat repaired even though the puncture looked to be a simple one. The warranty guys always tell the dealer/repair shop to replace them.
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In CA at least, most of the roads are actually pretty good... BUT what tends to happen is after it rains, pot holes come up like weeds and places that you remember as being perfectly fine, all of a sudden have a 6 inch deep pot hole (that's what got me). I've had 2 cracked rims and one puncture and all 3 times, it was the runflats that allowed me to keep going... for the cracked rims, no amount of Slime would have filled that in. The convenience was priceless.

I now have a plugin w/o a spare tire (just a repair kit), and I'm thinking of putting run flats on those. Don't get me wrong, I prefer non-RFT, but the idea of having no spare and being out in the boondocks at 2am (it's happened) scares me too much, plus being able to just keep driving... too cool.
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In CA at least, most of the roads are actually pretty good... BUT what tends to happen is after it rains, pot holes come up like weeds and places that you remember as being perfectly fine, all of a sudden have a 6 inch deep pot hole (that's what got me). I've had 2 cracked rims and one puncture and all 3 times, it was the runflats that allowed me to keep going... for the cracked rims, no amount of Slime would have filled that in. The convenience was priceless.

I now have a plugin w/o a spare tire (just a repair kit), and I'm thinking of putting run flats on those. Don't get me wrong, I prefer non-RFT, but the idea of having no spare and being out in the boondocks at 2am (it's happened) scares me too much, plus being able to just keep driving... too cool.
So whatcha got going on in the boondocks at 2am?
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So whatcha got going on in the boondocks at 2am?
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