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      06-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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Tire/wheel insurance choices for Cali?

So reading through the posts about this topic it seems dealers no longer offer tire/wheel insurance in cali (for one reason or another). TheAutoClub also doesn't quote insurance in Cali has anyone out there found another source for getting some sort of insurance on the RFT tires/wheels? they seem pretty expensive to replace in case of a flat, etc. Thanks.
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I dont think you can get insurance on the stock RFT's since BMW doesn't offer it anymore. However, on your 2nd set of tires, most tire outlets offer warranties on their tires. If you get a flat/nail, they'll attempt to patch it up and if they cant then you get a new tire for free. I think you just pay like an extra $10-$15 per tire.
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Its no longer offered in Cali because only Insurance companies are allowed to sell insurance in Cali by law. In the Bay Area shops like Wheel Works offer this protection when you buy tires from them. I had in the past and had no issues.
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I remember reading somewhere about GEICO offering something similar? i haven't found it on GEICO's website?
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I dont think you can get insurance on the stock RFT's since BMW doesn't offer it anymore. .
BMW has never offered this type of insurance.
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BMW has never offered this type of insurance.
The tire protection warranty?
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The tire protection warranty?
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hmmm i thought they used to offer it (and still do outside of Cali)
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The tire protection warranty?
What he meant to say is that it wasnt BMW that offered it, a third party does. So basically whenever you make a claim it's through that company and not BMW.
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hmmm i thought they used to offer it (and still do outside of Cali)

You are correct- they (not BMW) used to sell it here and apparently still do outside of CA (east coast members ask about it all the time).
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You are correct- they (not BMW) used to sell it here and apparently still do outside of CA (east coast members ask about it all the time).
got it; so basically nothing to do than to wait for the first replacement and get the warranty with those; oh well ...
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