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      11-02-2005, 10:31 AM   #1
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Wheel and tire insurance

Those of you who have purchased it - how much did it set you back and what were the terms of the insurance? I hear much about the fact that these runflats need to be replaced after being punctured.
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      11-02-2005, 11:24 AM   #2
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Those of you who have purchased it - how much did it set you back and what were the terms of the insurance? I hear much about the fact that these runflats need to be replaced after being punctured.
I'm in NJ and it cost me $524 for 5 years. I've gotten two bubbles in the sidewalls of low profile tires in the past, so I thought it was worth it. Especially in Jersey.

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      11-02-2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Mine was $300 for 3 years. (i'm on a 3-year lease)
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waste of money.
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      11-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #5
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I'm in NJ and it cost me $524 for 5 years. I've gotten two bubbles in the sidewalls of low profile tires in the past, so I thought it was worth it. Especially in Jersey.

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That is not bad at all if it covers both tires and rims. There are so many potholes on our roads, thoese rims can easily beat up by it.

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waste of money.
I thought so at first also but then I was told that runflats are non-repairable,
so if you get any damage to your tire like a nail, it's over $300.
So if one tire has something wrong with it in 3 years, it is already worth it.
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I was never offered anything like this in the negotiations. Is it offered when your vehicle finally arrives?
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      11-02-2005, 11:46 AM   #8
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They ask you about on Final delivery. Along with every other add on they can think of.
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I was never offered anything like this in the negotiations. Is it offered when your vehicle finally arrives?
This is an aftersale item. If you decide to get it, shop around for better price. The one offered from the dealer often higher cost becasue of their mark up.

I agree with longtran that it is waste money if you live in So Cal especailly in South OC. If you drive around in Buffalo, NYC, Boston or Philly, we have potholes can swallow your tire with room to spare. :mad:

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This is an aftersale item. If you decide to get it, shop around for better price. The one offered from the dealer often higher cost becasue of their mark up.

I agree with longtran that it is waste money if you live in So Cal especailly in South OC. If you drive around in Buffalo, NYC, Boston or Philly, we have potholes can swallow your tire with room to spare. :mad:

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you mentioned shop around.. any other places that provide this type of insurance.. can you name some..
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....of crse these runflats are non-repairable, only if you cant find a repair facility that does it.

Most reason they are not repairable is most gas station and tire facility dont have the experience dealing with these hard teflon sided tires, plus they dont like to deal with the liability, so they simple say "its not repairable, but we can get you the same tire in 24-48 hrs. for $340"

I bought 17" takeoffs with runflats, prevous owner didnt know he was drving them with a screw on one tire shoulder threaded area.

I thought I was screwed, for couldnt get a good repair facility to repair it, until I run into one, and he charged me $38 dollars, a little more that the average gas station plug, but its worth it. For he took the entire tire off, sanded the small hole and patched it from the inside. I have over 1500miles on it now, and have taken it to speeds of over 85mph.

The thing about this runflat is, it all depends on the type of tire damage you have, not all can be fixed, but in my case i was lucky. I would imagine if you had a blowout and were running that tire at 50mph for a good 100 miles, definitely I would like to have that replaced. For the tire structural integrity has weaken and is in question, using the said example that I mentioned.

Plus, in most cases, if you have dealer RFTs and would really like to beat the system, do the following:

1. Soon, as you get the car from the lot, stop by major Tire-Dealer like NTB, and get a road hazard coverage for your OEM tires for $80-120 for the life of the tire.

2. and call your car insurance and see if they can cover your wheels from damages like bent or cracking. Damages that low-profiles are more susceptible to. My insurance cover my wheels with no deductible for $12/6mos. not bad eh!

... with the savings that you have earned, use that to help offset the cost of a winter set, or perhaps a much earned accesories, like a jack-kit or nice rear deck spoiler.

... its my thoughts, my .02 cents.

I believe in the dealer $300-599 wheel insurance once, until I found I better way @!

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I extended the warranty to 100k/6yr ($1,700), then also was offered the tire/wheel coverage for ($495/5yr)....haggled with the guy for a bit and he ended up giving me the 100k warranty for 1,600 and the tire/wheel coverage for free.

Think the tire/wheel coverage at least is a must in the NYC area (where I plan to head back to next year). Potholes there are everywhere, not to mention some of them can be outright nasty.
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