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      06-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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800 miles and a Nail in the Runflat already !

Tyre warning came in last night, checked the pressure it was low 31psi and found a nail in the centre of the tyre, so phoned my local Dealer, I have tyre and alloy wheel Insurance, so went straight there and got a new one fitted 255/35/r18 but 360 fitted is steep, had to pay 110 of that cause Insurance only covers 250 per tyre, the joys of Runflats !!
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      06-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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255/35/r18 but 360 fitted is steep, had to pay 110 of that cause Insurance only covers 250 per tyre, the joys of Runflats !!
Holy Moly!!

360 for a 255/35/18 - outrageous!
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      06-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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Holy Moly!!

360 for a 255/35/18 - outrageous!
Indeed!

I'd have paid 15.00 quid for a repair.

250.00 supplied by Camskill - 10.00 to fit

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b745s38..._Series_BMW_Z4
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      06-06-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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Holy Cow.... I'm tempted to call on this one, where did you go Harrods?

Sorry to hear about your predicament though. Glad it's sorted.
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      06-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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That should have been repairable, since it remained under pressure. Oh well.

The standard 225/45/17 runflat tyres only cost about £150 each fitted.
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      06-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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That is harsh. Both the puncture and the cost.

What do you pay for tyre insurance?

Is it really worth it if the tyre insurance doesn't even cover the cost of a tyre?
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The standard 225/45/17 runflat tyres only cost about £150 each fitted.
Still expensive for owners of the Silver Cross Kensington pram though

Fortunately,and in someways similar to BMW, the SC Balmoral pram comes fitted with non run flats,so the offspring of Balmoral owners have a much comfier ride.
Owners of the Kensington have been contacting Camskill in there droves,wanting to change to non run flats,and being warned by a very officious individual about both the insurance and warranty implications of carrying out such a modification.

Thankfully Silver Cross also use a different wheel manufacturer to BMW,so running runflats does not result in cracked wheels.

You really couldn't make it up could you!
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      06-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Had similar but got repaired, free repair,just had to pay valve and balance so less than a tenner all done!
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      06-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
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That is harsh. Both the puncture and the cost.

What do you pay for tyre insurance?

Is it really worth it if the tyre insurance doesn't even cover the cost of a tyre?
Warranty is for 3 years and was 350,includes cover to refurb 10 alloy wheels at cost of 100 max per wheel, tyres are 5 replacements with a 250 cost!

Had no option to shop around , car is on the motorway for the next 3 days running so I didn't want to risk a failure !!
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      06-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #10
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Warranty is for 3 years and was 350,includes cover to refurb 10 alloy wheels at cost of 100 max per wheel, tyres are 5 replacements with a 250 cost!
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What? You mean you can crunch your alloy wheels on the kerb and that is covered?
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What? You mean you can crunch your alloy wheels on the kerb and that is covered?
Yes mate
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You have to pay a ton to refurb each wheel on top of the premium?
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      06-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #13
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You have to pay a ton to refurb each wheel on top of the premium?
No it's 350 all in
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      06-07-2012, 04:35 AM   #14
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The tyre\alloy insurance sounds pretty good value to be honest but the replacement tyre...not so much. Sorry but you have been ripped off. Their is no way on earth a 18" RFT should cost 350, even from a dealer. Sounds like they are trying to recoup the costs of the tyre insurance back.

Also for some reason RFT's seem to be puncture magnets. I've had to in the last year on mine. Previous to that I've probably only had 2 in 20 years of motoring and by all accounts I am not an isolated case.
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