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  1. #1
    Established Member Two Rings
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    Oct 18 2017
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    Audi Tire and Wheel Protection

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    Hi,

    How many of you have purchased this and have made good use of it? I am leaning towards getting it as my SA said I can back date the purchase as long as I do it within a month of buying the car. It says it covers after market wheels/tires as long as they meet specifications. How is this determined? Any insight would be appreciated. I don't want to get into a situation where i get my winter setup of 18" wheels and blow a tire or rim and they say sorry it's not covered because manufacture specs say they are 19" only or have to be the same size as stock wheels/tires etc.
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    Established Member Two Rings TheMysticWizard's Avatar
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    Aug 15 2016
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    '15 A3 TDI, '14 Q7 TDI Prestige, '06 VW Jetta, '01 Allroad, '87 TransAM
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    East Bay, CA USA

    I purchased it when I bought my Q7 (used)

    Tried to use it when I got a nail in the shoulder of my tire. Audi (and local tire shops) said the tire would definitely need to be replaced as no one should repair damage in the shoulder of the tread.

    Talked to my Audi dealer about it, they told me, quite rudely, to make an appointment (they were booked 3-4 weeks out) and they would have to replace all 4 tires because quattro.

    My tires were at 75-80% tread, so they couldn't just replace that one tire and the tire protection plan would only cover the one tire with the nail in it. So basically I bought the tire protection plan and would need to pay close to $1,300 to remedy the situation with a nail in a single tire and replace 3 perfectly good tires with lots of life left.

    Boy do I feel taken advantage of. Waste of money buying that plan in this case.

    Haven't tried to use it again, haven't needed to.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Two Rings
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    Feb 09 2008
    AZ Member #
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    Location
    NY

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMysticWizard View Post
    I purchased it when I bought my Q7 (used)

    Tried to use it when I got a nail in the shoulder of my tire. Audi (and local tire shops) said the tire would definitely need to be replaced as no one should repair damage in the shoulder of the tread.

    Talked to my Audi dealer about it, they told me, quite rudely, to make an appointment (they were booked 3-4 weeks out) and they would have to replace all 4 tires because quattro.

    My tires were at 75-80% tread, so they couldn't just replace that one tire and the tire protection plan would only cover the one tire with the nail in it. So basically I bought the tire protection plan and would need to pay close to $1,300 to remedy the situation with a nail in a single tire and replace 3 perfectly good tires with lots of life left.

    Boy do I feel taken advantage of. Waste of money buying that plan in this case.

    Haven't tried to use it again, haven't needed to.
    I have yet to hear of anyone having a good experience with these packages. The goal of the policy administrators seems to be making the client so worn out that they give up on claims. It's not anecdotal, several friends and family have had bad experiences. I've heard enough to know that I'll never purchase this kind of coverage.

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    It's more enticing to me with my rs3 because of the low profile tires. On a bigger SUV i doubt i'd bother either. I just want to hear from someone who has a sport model that needs winter tires and went out to get their own "aftermarket" winter wheel/tire setup and had an issue and Audi was able to cover a damaged rim or tire. My dealer isn't giving me a clear answer. They keep saying it's manufacturer specifications.... well all those say is the 19" rims which is dumb because 18" with a higher profile work better for winter and have LESS of a risk of failing due to a pot hole...
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    Senior Member Two Rings
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    Feb 09 2008
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    Quote Originally Posted by noswalz View Post
    It's more enticing to me with my rs3 because of the low profile tires. On a bigger SUV i doubt i'd bother either. I just want to hear from someone who has a sport model that needs winter tires and went out to get their own "aftermarket" winter wheel/tire setup and had an issue and Audi was able to cover a damaged rim or tire. My dealer isn't giving me a clear answer. They keep saying it's manufacturer specifications.... well all those say is the 19" rims which is dumb because 18" with a higher profile work better for winter and have LESS of a risk of failing due to a pot hole...
    The obfuscation on their part should be enough to warn you off this 'product'. If you want to find out the hard way that's your choice, but I'd walk away from this coverage. Good luck with your choice.



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