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E92 RF Tire Replacement w/ Road Hazard warranty + Continental's RHW xperience

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by MBBMW, Dec 28, 2013.

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    MBBMW

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    Hi, I need to replace a single run-flat tire on my 2008 335xi Coupe. I live in NJ and I drive to NYC on regular basis which caused me to replace 3 tires in last 5 years that was covered by tire insurance I've acquired during my new vehicle purchase. Now that my tire insurance has just expired, I got a nail in my tire so I need to replace it (ContiProContact SSR 225/45 R17 91H RFT). I called my BMW dealer and they quoted it at $380 but they don't provide Road Hazard Warranty (RHW) service. Since I had to replace couple tires in the past, I'm looking to get a RHW on my new tire. I called bunch of other BMW dealers located in NJ and none of them provide tire RHW service on used cars. I would appreciate if any of you can share and recommend best options for me, especially if you can recommend a good shop in NJ that does a good job with specifically mounting RFTs on BMWs that includes a RHW service. I've checked TireRack store online and that tire costs $210 + s/h which includes Continental manufacturer's RHW so I could get it shipped to my local shop. Or I could get it a bit cheaper on eBay from a random individual. Any experience dealing with Continental's RHW and how exactly does it work? I assume I would need a legit purchase proof for a tire to apply for RHW claim so I would better to purchase it from a store directly like TireRack, etc. I see also that Sears auto centers sell and mount Continental RFTs but don't know if they support RHW service... any experience with Sears? Thanks!
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    The only part I can offer some suggestion for is to go with the Tire Rack over an ebay seller - Unless you specifically get a picture of the DOT code off whatever's being sold on ebay and know exactly it's manufacturing date, you stand a chance of getting an never-used old-stock tire that's 5 years old; might look exactly the same, but has 5 years of time-passage aging. Tire Rack, you should be getting something recently manufactured.
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    charlson89

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    There are aftermarket tire warranties that will cover nails and damages to tires for replacment. I have to deal with them all the time at the shop. Sorry don't know any of there names of the companies since I don't call them in. If tire rack does have a RHW I would check around to see whats out there.
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    Thanks for your both replies! I'm leaning then more towards to purchase my new tire via Tire Rack. @charlson89: here is link to that tire, click on 'Warranty' tab @ http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...odel=ContiProContact SSR&partnum=245HR7CPCSSR Continental's warranty brochure PDF link can be found @ http://www.tirerack.com/images/pdf/warranty/CO0313.pdf Let me know what you think about it. I'm also planning to contact Continental directly to ask few questions about their RHW coverage and policies.
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    charlson89

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    Looks like a good warranty that comes with it.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    If course, most nail holes in the tread area can simply be repaired...

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