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Wheel and tire protection

To say I'm confused is an understatement. Since I bought my car, I have heard so many different incarnation as to what the wheel and tire plan actually covers. The main two agree that:

The plan lasts 7 years
You are limited to 1,500 in claims per year

The discrepancies really kick in when you start to consider what is covered:

1) You are covered for 4 tire replacements and 4 wheel replacements over the life of the policy
2) You are covered for a replacements for any of the 4 wheels or tires on the vehicle for the life of the policy so long as you remain under the $1,500 annual threshold.


This makes a huge difference in the potential value of the plan. If anyone can help straighten this out for me, I'd really appreciate it!

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Old 11-23-2015, 04:44 PM
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It's garbage IMO. I don't feel like explaining why. Extra warranties always end up being a scam. Maximum Extended warranty on vehicle (Maxcare) is all I'd be concerned with.
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Re: Wheel and tire protection

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It's garbage IMO. I don't feel like explaining why. Extra warranties always end up being a scam. Maximum Extended warranty on vehicle (Maxcare) is all I'd be concerned with.
Yeah, when the plan covered 2 damaged wheels, tires, and pressure sensors on my 2011 Overland to the tune of around $1900 (over two different years), with $0 deductible I thought "what a rip off, I should have saved the $275 I paid for wheel and tire coverage".



Bonus Question: Do you know how much a single wheel and tire for your SRT costs?
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Yeah, when the plan covered 2 damaged wheels, tires, and pressure sensors on my 2011 Overland to the tune of around $1900 (over two different years), with $0 deductible I thought "what a rip off, I should have saved the $275 I paid for wheel and tire coverage".



Bonus Question: Do you know how much a single wheel and tire for your SRT costs?
Have you ever visited eBay or Craigslist? OEM wheels and tires can be had for next to nothing compared to retail values.

Having never bent a wheel in over 20yrs of driving I would say the coverage is useless.
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Re: Wheel and tire protection

Settle down Sally!

From my experience they've been a waste on Lexus and Mercedes. Maybe jeep is different. The fine print said the wheel had to be cracked for replacement. Cosmetic Curb check wasn't covered. Dealers don't offer it to be nice

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Yeah, when the plan covered 2 damaged wheels, tires, and pressure sensors on my 2011 Overland to the tune of around $1900 (over two different years), with $0 deductible I thought "what a rip off, I should have saved the $275 I paid for wheel and tire coverage".



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*cracked or bent

You've got to be one hell of a turd to bend your stock wheels
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*cracked or bent

You've got to be one hell of a turd to bend your stock wheels
one hell of a turd lol well I hope not but I did have the same experience as GlowingGhoul. In 30 years of driving I have never bent a single rim, not until I got this jeep with the 20s and bent two of them at separate times in one year. unfortunately I had not bought the tire/wheel policy and summit wheels are $700 installed a pop at the dealer. so I thought save money and get rim straightened, got it back took it to get installed and still too bent to balance got money back, then scrounged ebay for a "like new"used one. rim comes take it to get it installed "like new" ebay rim is bent. So order a brand new rim from just for jeeps it comes and its some used torn up take off from god knows where, gave them hell sent it back and finally get the new rim from them and get it installed. few months later jeep starts shaking and another bent rim and no iam not running curbs over. At this point I was done told the dealer to put the Fing $700 new rim on the jeep and i immediately went home and bought the tire and wheel policy for $310 from Ziegler. to verify I took 1st bent rim, ebay rim and 2nd bent rim to independent shop had them spun and sure enough all three were bent. These 20s on this jeep are soft as butter and I have no doubt there will be a third one bent at some point. I asked the dealer about this and he said they do sell a fair amount of 20s. 1st bend was a pot hole but was not that hard of a hit I have hit a lot harder in other vehicles on 18s and the 2nd I have no idea how it bent and I am the only one that drives this jeep. my rims were not badly bent they were minor bends but it does not take much of a bend at all on these 20s to cause shaking at highway speeds.

Anyway I throw out my rim saga to say times can change. I have never bought an extended warranty on anything in my life before this as I didn't believe in them and thought them a waste of money. But for a lousy $310 bucks I have no doubt there will be at least one more butter rim bent over the next 7 years of the policy which makes it worth it.

Also concerning use of the policy the way it is written it is not for cosmetic damage they would need to be bent and not able to be balanced. but there was a guy on here not long ago that gouged his tire(still held air) on a curb and did very minor small cosmetic damage to the rim. dealer replaced the gouged tire and rim even though damage was cosmetic, no questions asked. Now how that is handled is likely very dealer dependent but it appears they do have latitude to handle it how they see fit.

I did find a place that paid $100 each for the three bent summit rims so that was a plus. they straighten them(or try) and dump them on someone for $400 as reconditioned .
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Lol!

Correct me if I'm wrong but the summit wheels are not forged? I know SRT. Now I do realize forged wheels generally bend easier than cast, but my stock wheels were extremely sturdy. I've hit massive pot holes that should destroyed them, but didn't.
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