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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 08-23-2013, 03:58 PM
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Tire Insurance Or Not To Tire Insurance That Is The Question

Just like the title says should I get tire insurance for X35d with 20" Dunlop SP Sport Max DSST? I will get winter set up for the cold and snow so I will not be on the Dunlops year round
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:27 PM
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What kind of tire insurance? like the $25 per tire road hazard policy? yes.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:46 PM
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wow. editing something, posted in error...
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It's the $1000 tire and wheel protection plan from BMW.

We ended up getting it after I had a small argument with my wife in the dealer parking lot. I said No. She ragged me about not getting it then about getting it and paying for it.

You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't

Mind you the most expensive car my wife ever had was her Honda I just sold to make room for the X5

The point is now I'm covered and I can drive it how I want without worrying that every pothole is going to cost me $500 for a 315/35/20 Dunlop.

Is it worth it? Probably not. Is there peace of mind? Yep.
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I think you made a good call. The 20s have poor tread life and are $$$ to replace if you hit something or even destroy a wheel.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:43 PM
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$1000 is a pretty good price actually... hopefully you pick up a drywall nail in each tire, jsut as they hit minimum legal tread.
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$1000 is a pretty good price actually... hopefully you pick up a drywall nail in each tire, jsut as they hit minimum legal tread.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Tire Insurance Or Not To Tire Insurance That Is The Question

I have 2011 X5D and also got this policy for $1000. 2 claims so far and I am not even 3 years in yet; total paid out around $660 so far. Customer service has been excellent. I am sure I will use them again in the next 2 years. Oh and by the way this warranty transfers to replacement tires; both of my claims were on Conti DWS.


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Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:39 PM
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I have 2011 X5D and also got this policy for $1000. 2 claims so far and I am not even 3 years in yet; total paid out around $660 so far. Customer service has been excellent. I am sure I will use them again in the next 2 years. Oh and by the way this warranty transfers to replacement tires; both of my claims were on Conti DWS.


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Right. And I put 55k on two different X5ds and only had one leaking tire that was patched. Cost was $25.

Go figure.

Question: that $660 in claims, were those 'non-repairable' damages, or jsut the stupid BMW "cant patch RFTs" rule? People need to understand the true risk they face, hence the question....

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:27 AM
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Tire Insurance Or Not To Tire Insurance That Is The Question

Actually, I ditched RFTs after 17000 miles. Both claims were on Contis DWS non-RFT tires. This warranty does cover replacement tires. First one- my wife ran over a 12 inch bolt that probably fell off semi or something. Second one- she hit a side wall on a curb and a side wall bulge developed.


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You guys missed the point. Never take your wife to the finance guy to close the deal. I did and also got a tire policy that I did not want. 1k plus to keep Moma off my back - worth every penny. Not the first time.

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