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Should I buy, for 899.00 the warranty fir 4 years for tires and rims in case a need to change a tire or a rim? I think that the chances of breaking/needing anew tire in 4 years is slim and even in that case, the price for a run flat is not close to 1000!

I am gonna have winter tires anyway for the ottawa winter travel so I will have 2 sets anyways! Should I get run Flat or regular winter tires+ rims?

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People may take the **** out of me here but I've been researching ALLOYGATORS. I never scuffed any of my last alloys in 3 years so I think insurance is a waste of money. Having said that, this is the first set of black wheels I've had and they'll look rubbish IF they scuff.
Alloygators are £55 for five (so a spare) and a alloy wheel place just a couple of miles from me can fit them.

anyone else used them?

but in response to your actual question, I got normal tyres and I certainly intend on buying a winter tyre/wheel set. But it won't be ££££ MINI ones. In NE Scotland, I wouldn't NOT use winter tyres.....
 

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I plan to repeat my last tactic with respect to winter wheels tyres, which is to buy a 15" set from eBay (complete with brand new tyres) from someone who's upgrading their wheels with third party ones.

£155 got me a complete set of wheels and tyres that had drive the 4 miles from the local dealership before being removed :)

I'd then use the factory wheels to put my winter tyres on once I've got through the first set of regular tyres.

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People may take the **** out of me here but I've been researching ALLOYGATORS. I never scuffed any of my last alloys in 3 years so I think insurance is a waste of money. Having said that, this is the first set of black wheels I've had and they'll look rubbish IF they scuff.
Alloygators are £55 for five (so a spare) and a alloy wheel place just a couple of miles from me can fit them.

anyone else used them?

but in response to your actual question, I got normal tyres and I certainly intend on buying a winter tyre/wheel set. But it won't be ££££ MINI ones. In NE Scotland, I wouldn't NOT use winter tyres.....
I think you'll find rim insurance is not for wear and tear it's for bad impact only and your car insurance would cover this plus your tyre as it's an accident.

This is how it is in New Zealand.
 

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I wouldn't bother with alloy insurance. I scuffed one of the black alloys on my FJCW. It cost the massive sum of £40 to get it refurbished and that was using the BMW dealer too.
 

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Are steel winter wheels available with the 5 bolt/stud fixing for the F56 Minis, either aftermarket or through the dealers (ouch)?


I don't need winter tyres as my last car had the same size but the rims are different.
 

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$900 is very steep. I have the misfortune of having to commute into Toronto, which has roads comparable to the 3rd world. I hit a large pothole with my Accord after only having the car for 4 months. The tire blew immediately and the rim cracked. Total replacement cost was $1100 and another $300 for servicing the alignment and suspension. Took roughly 5 months for me to get a cheque from the city and even then they only covered the tire and rim.

If you do end up getting it, and by the end of the 4 years it remains unused, just drive over a bunch of nails and you've got yourself a set of brand new tires :p
 

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If you do end up getting it, and by the end of the 4 years it remains unused, just drive over a bunch of nails and you've got yourself a set of brand new tires :p

Ah no, insurers aren't that niave....think they only replace the tyres if they're over a certain % tyre tread left...otherwise everyone would be doing exactly what you said!
 
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Ah no, insurers aren't that niave....think they only replace the tyres if they're over a certain % tyre tread left...otherwise everyone would be doing exactly what you said!
You are spot on Donna - the tyre insurance I had on my last mini, provided by Mini, was on a sliding scale depending on wear and if you took a damaged tyre in they went over it with a fine tooth comb to ensure the damage was genuine.
Having said that, I got my money's worth as I had several punctures (on run flats) and they simply replaced the damaged tyre with new .
 

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I got 2 new rears for the M135 on insurance. Was in for service and they called me to tell me I had two punctures. I told them I had the insurance and they just sited it for me. The dealer even did the claim:D. The tyres had about 4 mm of tread left.
 
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