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      04-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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Question Wheel & Tire Warranty - Loaner Car Question

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I have a wheel and tire warranty on my bmw. Due to a battery cable recall, I had to take my 335 to the dealer and they gave me a 135 loaner vehicle. While driving the loaner back from work I got a flat tire. I was wondering, since I have the tire warranty on my 335, will that also cover me for the loaner vehicle tire? I could use an answer fast since I'll have to make my way to the dealership sometime today. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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      04-22-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Call the dealer, it should work like rental car... if you have problem with loaner they will send someone out to fix it.
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I'm not worried about how to fix it. I want to know if I will be charged for the replacement tire despite me having the tire insurance on my regular car. Typically, if you do any damage to a loaner, you have to pay for said damage correct?
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I believe the wheel & tire protection from BMW also covers you when you are in a loaner as part of a dealership service on your covered car. I'm like 99% certain... but the truth can be had by calling your tire warranty folks to confirm.
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It's a loaner, you're not responsible for road hazards
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      04-28-2013, 01:32 AM   #6
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Which kind of tire is it... Tire manufacturers also give some warranty too. Like conti SSRs have a 1yr or up to 2mm tread wear warranty for a full replacement.
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It's a loaner, you're not responsible for road hazards
I believe this is totally incorrect. It comes down to the temporary use auto agreement, which is standard with BMW loaners.

If you get into an accident, YOUR insurance handles, not theirs. I've never heard of a tire/wheel protection plan that covers "any vehicle you drive or ride in."

Rather than get advice that's all over the place, I would simply ask the OP to read the fine print on his tire protection, and the temporary use auto. That carries a lot more weight than 3rd parties on the web who actually aren't sure or don't know...my .02
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I'm not worried about how to fix it. I want to know if I will be charged for the replacement tire despite me having the tire insurance on my regular car. Typically, if you do any damage to a loaner, you have to pay for said damage correct?
If I were a bettin' man, I would say, YES, you will be charged, just as you would if you blew a toll plaza or the dealer got a red light cam ticket.
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U won't be charged . Happened to me once I called BMW assist towed it To the dealership they fixed the tire and gave it right back to me . But again each dealerships has their own regulations
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U won't be charged . Happened to me once I called BMW assist towed it To the dealership they fixed the tire and gave it right back to me . But again each dealerships has their own regulations
imho this situation is outside of the loaner agreement or any tire/wheel protection, this is a dealer courtesy situation, which is a valid point, and another possibility....
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It's just like renting a car...you aren't charged for flat tires you get while driving down the road.
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It's just like renting a car...you aren't charged for flat tires you get while driving down the road.
That's not right. Here's a copy paste from a BMW dealer in Dallas

• Any damage, including tires/rims, acts of God, traffic / parking tickets are the responsibility of the driver of the loaner car.
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That's not right. Here's a copy paste from a BMW dealer in Dallas

Any damage, including tires/rims, acts of God, traffic / parking tickets are the responsibility of the driver of the loaner car.
+1, it happened to me and I was charged. I would recommend taking it to a flat fixed spot and fix it yourself if it's fixable. If you let BMW handle it, you'll end up paying much more.
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Happened to me once, but it was a bubbled sidewall. I was not charged, and I also pointed it out.
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My dealer does not charge its customers for flat tires on their loaner cars so I guess yours sucks.
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What I often find mind-boggling about this forum is, people ask questions about their personal situations, to strangers on the web, rather than simply finding out for themselves what the outcome will be. "Will my g/f treat me nicely tonight?"

Yes, she will, mine did.

No, she won't.

Mine always does, so I guess yours s****.

There actually is only one person in the above scenario, who knows what the outcome will be. As is the case with the incredible story of the, "flat tire with a loaner car."
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What I often find mind-boggling about this forum is, people ask questions about their personal situations, to strangers on the web, rather than simply finding out for themselves what the outcome will be. "Will my g/f treat me nicely tonight?"

Yes, she will, mine did.

No, she won't.

Mine always does, so I guess yours s****.

There actually is only one person in the above scenario, who knows what the outcome will be. As is the case with the incredible story of the, "flat tire with a loaner car."
haven't had your morning coffee yet?
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They will charge you for it and want your first born child.
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haven't had your morning coffee yet?
He might not have had his morning coffee - but he's absolutely CORRECT
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Not charged here either. Now if I murder a curb thats a different story...
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