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Im not overly concerned about using all 4 of my replacements up (especially since I only plan on having this vehicle for 3-4 years). I guess im just hesitant since the vehicle is only a month or so old.

Im going to take it to Jeep tomorrow morning and see what they say about it. Its such a new car that I should probably just use one of the replacements so everything can remain as new looking as possible for as long as possible

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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

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Im not overly concerned about using all 4 of my replacements up (especially since I only plan on having this vehicle for 3-4 years). I guess im just hesitant since the vehicle is only a month or so old.

Im going to take it to Jeep tomorrow morning and see what they say about it. Its such a new car that I should probably just use one of the replacements so everything can remain as new looking as possible for as long as possible
sounds like a plan. let us know how it goes.
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

If they will apply warranty, use it. Who knows what the future will bring.
I doubt they will apply it on the RIM though.


I have not had a blowout or bent RIM in eons. I doubt I'll use up my coverage. But it will only take one to pay for itself.
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Just move the tire/rim to the rear if you are worried... (If it's not there already). These guys are gonna give you anxiety over something so minuscule.


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UPDATE: Repair complete!

I went to my Jeep dealer today. The rim and tire were covered under the program. They gave me a brand new tire (matching) and a brand new rim.

Tire Cost: $218 (roughly)
Rim Cost: $560 (roughly)
My Cost: $0

Some interesting things I learned about the protection program though

1) You only get 4 tires/rim over the life of the policy (confirmed).
2) You can only use up to $1500 of coverage per year. My repair was roughly $800. Meaning you can just get away with two full replacements (rim and tire) a year.

Either way, I am extremely happy with my purchase of the plan. I think it cost me $300-$400 for the rim and tire protection when I bought my jeep. Ive already doubled my investment into the program with just one rim/tire replacement.
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UPDATE: Repair complete!

I went to my Jeep dealer today. The rim and tire were covered under the program. They gave me a brand new tire (matching) and a brand new rim.

Tire Cost: $218 (roughly)
Rim Cost: $560 (roughly)
My Cost: $0

Some interesting things I learned about the protection program though

1) You only get 4 tires/rim over the life of the policy (confirmed).
2) You can only use up to $1500 of coverage per year. My repair was roughly $800. Meaning you can just get away with two full replacements (rim and tire) a year.

Either way, I am extremely happy with my purchase of the plan. I think it cost me $300-$400 for the rim and tire protection when I bought my jeep. Ive already doubled my investment into the program with just one rim/tire replacement.




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After taking a look at the damage and reading the review of the terms, it might be more cost effective to just pay out of pocket for the repair.

If the policy only covers 4 rims & 4 tires for 7 years, then its dumb to waste it on this incident (of course if its relatively cheap to repair). Ill know more on monday when I go to the dealership. It looks like it might be easily repaired as the scratch isnt that big or noticeable.

Im more concerned about the chunk of rubber missing. I dont know how deep the side wall is on the tire and would hate for it to cause a blowout while driving.
Good point on the tire. The rim only appears to be cosmetically damaged, unless you were moving at considerable speed [which the photo doesn't appear to be the case] I wouldn't expect any hidden damage to the rim [it isn't a BMW rim in other words].

However, the ding on the tire should be checked by a tire expert, it might have damaged it in a manner not obvious.
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Dude that looks fine keep driving on it, that's not enough damage to the tire or rim to worry about. You only have 1300 miles why fix it now when it's just going to happen again and worst.

I've driven on chunked out sidewalks down to the threaded support for years without issue and they were way worst than that.

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Ill know more tomorrow morning, I have a service scheduled with Jeep to take a look at the damage.

My company allows me a stipend for vehicle maintenance. So if the repair is relatively cheap (say $100-$200 max) it would make more sense to go the cash route rather than waste 1 of my 4 replacements on it. I figure if I only get 4 replacements for the next 7 years, might as well save it for if/when the damage is far more expensive.
I'd still wait and see what dealer says, as you can always just offer to pay.

They MAY know a wheel repair place that could pretty up the damage and add protective coating to the metal.

Yeah, I know it's likely cosmetic--which is exactly my point--it is cosmetic and you may not like looking at it or even knowing it is there. Same for the tire if it didn't ding the cords or weaken it.
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UPDATE: Repair complete!

I went to my Jeep dealer today. The rim and tire were covered under the program. They gave me a brand new tire (matching) and a brand new rim.

Tire Cost: $218 (roughly)
Rim Cost: $560 (roughly)
My Cost: $0

Some interesting things I learned about the protection program though

1) You only get 4 tires/rim over the life of the policy (confirmed).
2) You can only use up to $1500 of coverage per year. My repair was roughly $800. Meaning you can just get away with two full replacements (rim and tire) a year.

Either way, I am extremely happy with my purchase of the plan. I think it cost me $300-$400 for the rim and tire protection when I bought my jeep. Ive already doubled my investment into the program with just one rim/tire replacement.
Good for you.

I'm still amazed any company offers any sort of payment for vehicle maintenance. Must be old school.
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Re: Be honest, how bad is it?

THis may have been asked before, but do you have allstate motor club protection? They protect you for up to 2 instances / year at $250 / instance. It's not a lot compared to the cost of some tires, but it's very helpful.
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THis may have been asked before, but do you have allstate motor club protection? They protect you for up to 2 instances / year at $250 / instance. It's not a lot compared to the cost of some tires, but it's very helpful.
I do not. I dont have allstate so I never looked into it. It sounds similar to Mopar Tire and Rim protection but theres sounds specifically for tires.
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