Date registered: Nov 2003
Vehicle: 07 s550 4matic black/black
Location: Hinsdale, IL
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RE: Tire insurance?
not sure or not if your deal is the same as mine but --
i bought from my dealer the tyre and wheel insurance when i bought new my 06 s500 (it came with the amg sportline trim package). it only cost $199. my coverage is unlimited as to miles and to number of incidents/ claims and is not limited to $4,000 in claims as your insurance seems to be. the insurance is valid for five years and appeared to be a good deal given the low profile nature of the amg sportline trim package tyres and expensive amg rims.
now -- if your insurance is similar (dealer-offered, details as above, yada) go back and tell him/ her that they are insane to charge you $600.
i'm sure even at $199 that i paid that there is profit for the dealer so at $600 the dealer is raping you for pure profit motives.
$199 is $50 per tyre and wheel (amortized) for five years; i thought that to be a good deal. $600 is $150 per tyre and wheel (amortized) and that seems to be a little high for 'insurance.'