Just leased (i.e. three year lease) a new 128i convertible a few weeks ago. This is my first BMW. During the finance process, the fellow asked if I wanted to buy the Tire Protection Plan. Asked him how much and he said "twelve ninety eight" and I said hmmm $12.98 a month and he said . . nope $1,298 up front. After I recaptured my breath, I said no thanks. He took my negative answer personally, geez wonder why, so I asked how many people actually buy the plan . .he said just about everybody. So, my question to this unbiased group of fellow BMW owners. . . .is the protection plan worth the price? If so, why . . . if not, why not? Like to get responses on both sides of the question . . . Appreciate everyone's comments in advance and hope this thread will be helpful for everyone.