Mini Cooper Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
646 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I can't believe this is a thing!

They want around £200 a year to cover all kinds of damage to tyres.

I could pretty much buy 2 tyres for that (16" Victory Spoke Alloys) so for me it's not worth it at all!

Has anyone actually bought this or negotiated a more realistic price?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
478 Posts
Let me guess, its a Inchcape owned dealer. I once read the small print, it's not worth the paper its printed on. They devalue the tyre based on the amount of wear, so you may think your covered when you have a puncture, but in fact you will still have to foot some or nearly all of the bill. Also it only covers the one damaged tyre. So say you had 1/2 worn your front tyres when you have the puncture, and you replace both as recommended by the manufacture, with that insurance you would have to pay 3/4 of the bill. The final straw is you have to pay to transfer it onto the new tyre thats fitted.

Complete waste of money.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
Well, I wish I'd taken it out. Just had a pothole (on a bloody motorway!!) create a massive bulge in the side of the front tyre. £235 each!

With roads the way they are nowadays, this is worth it if you have low profile tyres like 18's on a Mini. Annoyingly it was "thrown in" on the Audi but not on the JCW!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
80 Posts
In the US it covers the wheel and the tire. You pay one flat fee for 3 years. I purchased it and was glad I did. This past summer I had to get one wheel and one tire replaced due to a puncture from loose rebar I received from driving though a construction zone. The price of the wheel alone covered the cost of the contract.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
8,741 Posts
Don't think you need wait for my tyres all of t h e time. They have fitting centres everywhere and your tyre may already be there.however you can also use their quote at any dealer to barter. They'll match it!
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top