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      06-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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Question Tyre Insurance - good deal/alternative insurers?

I'm just about to take delivery of a new F11 M-Sport with 19" wheels.

As is probably the norm, I have been offered by the dealer BMW tyre insurance. Usually I don't bother with add-on insurances like GAP etc but I think considering how expensive the run-flat tyres are on a BMW that it might be a good idea.

However, the dealer has quoted 449 for 3 years and 379 for 2 years for 300 cover per tyre. (at 0% interest if I want)

1. Do other insurance companies do tyre insurance and if so, are they likely to be cheaper.
2. Is 300 enough cover for a tyre on a 19" wheel.
3. Is it likely I can negotiate with the dealer to bring this quote down?

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Tyre insurance seems to be a bit of a waste of time - there are so many exclusions. However, not taking GAP insurance (which costs about 120 outside of the dealer network for a 5 year return-to-invoice policy) is insanity.
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Worth every penny, personally I've not had any issue with my MSport 18's but my brother is on his 6th or 7th tyre and on his 3 rim... He has the Dunlop whatevers (sorry can't remember the spec, 19's SE spec) I have the conti sport III's
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There is a company called Car2Cover that I have used for both GAP and tyre insurance. Both were much cheaper than the dealer (surprise... Not!) and the cover is as good as - if not better. First discovered them on the e90 forums here.
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There is a company called Car2Cover that I have used for both GAP and tyre insurance. Both were much cheaper than the dealer (surprise... Not!) and the cover is as good as - if not better. First discovered them on the e90 forums here.
I came across car2cover while searching but as they were so much cheaper, I wondered if it was too good to be true. It's good to hear a good recommendation for them though!

I also came across AA tyre insurance but I couldn't get a quote from their website. Anyone used them for tyre insurance?
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      07-03-2012, 04:45 AM   #6
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I know what you mean!

I haven't had to use the actual policies to date, but all the paperwork from car2cover seems correct (FSA disclaimer, etc) and there were references to them from other forums also (not just car, but financial ones also) which helped convince me.

But please do your own research - if only for your own peace of mind!
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      07-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #7
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I know what you mean!

I haven't had to use the actual policies to date, but all the paperwork from car2cover seems correct (FSA disclaimer, etc) and there were references to them from other forums also (not just car, but financial ones also) which helped convince me.

But please do your own research - if only for your own peace of mind!
I will do my own research but thanks for sharing your thoughts!
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