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      02-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Cost of Tire/Wheel Protection

For those who bought tire/wheel protection from the dealer, how much did you pay?

I assume the cost is negotiable like all of the costs from the finance associate but I'm looking for a number to shoot for.
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      02-25-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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$1289 5 yr. You could do better than that, basically I hear $900 is a great deal. Very, VERY negotiable. Don't let them tell you it's their best offer.
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      02-26-2013, 12:15 AM   #3
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$1289 5 yr. You could do better than that, basically I hear $900 is a great deal. Very, VERY negotiable. Don't let them tell you it's their best offer.
I paid about $850. Its piece of mind. Be sure to read the fine print, these policies are not all the same. If the terms seem onerous, they likely are!

If you go for it, be sure to keep a legible copy of the contract in your car at all times.
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      02-26-2013, 01:10 AM   #4
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They started by quoting $1200 for my 39mo lease and each time I declined the guy took off $200. By the 3rd time my mind was made up that this isn't really worth it, especially since OEM tire warranty covers 1 year of road hazard replacement and I'd have to change the tires at least once during a 39k mile lease. It's definitely negotiable.
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      02-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #5
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$1289 5 yr. You could do better than that, basically I hear $900 is a great deal. Very, VERY negotiable. Don't let them tell you it's their best offer.
I paid about $850. Its piece of mind. Be sure to read the fine print, these policies are not all the same. If the terms seem onerous, they likely are!

If you go for it, be sure to keep a legible copy of the contract in your car at all times.
I'm looking at the standard one from BMW provided by Safe-Guard.

The main reason I am looking at getting it is to cover my 405M wheels and tires in the summer. I also don't mind the coverage of the stock 397 wheels/tires.

I have confirmed in writing from the finance associate that both wheels are covered along with their tires.

If I can get it negotiated down to $900 I think it will be worth it.
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      02-28-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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I think it depends on where you are. Cali or Florida it's probably much cheaper than the pothole Meccas of NYC/Philly
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      02-28-2013, 07:56 PM   #7
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It's a waste of money.... This is coming from a retired auto dealer. It's huge profit to the store and really how many flats do you get a year????? Put $1200 into a CD for 5 years and then buy some new rims for your next car.
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      03-20-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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BMW tire and wheel protection

I just paid $900 for five years, for a 328i with 17 inch tires. Dealer's starting price was $1149. Interested in thoughts on whether this policy is worth it,a s there is a 30-day cancellation period.
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It's not worth it, I paid $1,300 for 36 months on my x6. And for bmw to replace a damage rim it needs to be cracked. If its damage by a curb or something like that they'll tell you that, that's cosmetic and they won't replace the rim.
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      04-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #10
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It's not worth it, I paid $1,300 for 36 months on my x6. And for bmw to replace a damage rim it needs to be cracked. If its damage by a curb or something like that they'll tell you that, that's cosmetic and they won't replace the rim.
Glad I did it at this stage. Been driving in MD and DC and on a bunch of military bases. Replaced 3 tires so far. 2 nails and one bubble from a pothole or something.

Paid $1050

Tire 1: Pirelli all season from my stock Sport Line 18s
Cost to replace: $382
Deductible: $50

Tires 2/3: Pirelli Pzero from my 405M wheels. Rear wheel both times.
Cost to replace: $548 each
Deductible: $50 each

Total spent: $1300
Total tire cost:$1478

Currently: $178 ahead!
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      04-23-2013, 08:01 PM   #11
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they offered me $1499 for 5 years and I laughed. Basically I have to have at least one tire replaced each year to make it worth.

Finally I paid $900.
I've had 2 flat tires in the past 3 years, but still I'm not sure it's worth 900 bucks.
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      04-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #12
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I paid 900 dollars for 5 years coverage (850+tax)
I had bad experience today itself with the tire and wheel coverage. I had a flat tyre and the nearest Dealership to me is 1and 1/2 hour away(did not buy the car from them). However they were not at all interested and even said they do not do tyre/wheel coverage works.
Talked to BMW guard people on phone and they told me I can go to any tyre shop. The tyre shop quoted me 320 dollars. However I would only get the refund for 170 dollars ( 220-50 copay) and I have to pay 150 dollars out of my pocket as it was not a BMW repair center.
I was furious. Asked them to cancel the policy.
Went online and found the same tyres (Pirelli cinturato p7 as rft) $148 a piece on tire rack. Ordered 2 of them. I hope tires are ok and compatible as price on tirerack is significantly lower than other website and the shop.
So it comes down to how far is dealer from your place and the price of your tires/wheels.
Even though I got a good deal it is still not worth it if the tyre cost is only 148 dollars considering I had only 2 flat tyres with my last car in 3 years.
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      12-19-2014, 05:00 PM   #13
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I am being quoted 1498 for 4 years by the Finance department at the dealer where I am getting the car tomorrow. This rate was initially quoted at 1800. Is it a lot. Any tricks for negotiating this rate further? Can we get this insurance from anywhere else outside the dealership? Thanks.
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