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wheel insurance

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by wanesso, Apr 1, 2008.

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    wanesso

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    Dealer suggested their extra insurance coverage to cover damage to 19" wheels--I do have a few potholes in upstate NY--anyone agree that it is worth it? (2008 M3)

    M3Driver guest

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    Wow, new V8 M3! --- congrats......

    Wheel insurance? That's something new to me. I figured any damage would be handled by your standard comprehensive policy on your auto insurance. If a wheel gets dinged, there are many shops now who can make them as good as new. Runs about 150.00 a wheel in our area.

    I don't know if I'd pony up for wheel insurance.....my .02
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    wanesso

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    Thank you--good idea, I'll check my local shops to see what they charge for repair, he didn't have the price on the insurance--and oh, boy! can't believe I'm really getting this car....I'm still stunned....One more question; they want an extra $500 for Ziebart Diamond coat protectant ,anyone know about the real benefit of this or is it an R/O?

    M3Driver guest

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    Save your money on the the clear coat stuff. IMHO, they are going to charge you $500.00 bucks for a wax job. Give your car 90 days or so to let the paint cure (I'm guess this still holds true?) and then get some Griott's Garage One-Step Sealant. I've used it on both our cars and been very happy with it. If you have any questions, give them a call. Very nice people and MAJOR BMW folks; they were a major sponsor at Octoberfest.

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    Congrats on your e92. I also pick one up recently and DID get the tire/wheel protection pack. I also got the paint package. I ran into the issue on my e46 of rock chipping on the hood. Over the life of the car it got pricey to paint the chips and scratches that occurred. This way you pay less up front, and get it covered for 4 years. I live in Northern NJ and have some hellacious roads here as well. This is my 3rd BMW, and my families 9th, and all of them at some point have need new wheels. Basically you get new wheels as long as they are damaged to the point of not holding air. They will even tell you 'Nope, the wheel may be dinged and causing major vibration, but it still holding air so...." Then go around the corner, smack a curb and bring it back. Presto - new wheel.

    Like anything else it is worth it if you use it. If not, save your cash for fuel. You're gonna need it:cool:

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