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Old 24th April 2016, 10:12   #61
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Rest my case

I reiterate, for added peace of mind BMW must be persuaded to extend RSA package to all its cars, irrespective of the age of the car.
What happens when you get a puncture and the nearest BMW dealership is more than 250kms away. The RFT can only go 80-100kms distance once it is deflated.

The space saver comes in handy during such emergencies. Isn't it better to change to the space saver rather than wait at the side of the road for hours for RSA to arrive for a puncture.
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What happens when you get a puncture and the nearest BMW dealership is more than 250kms away. The RFT can only go 80-100kms distance once it is deflated.
A lot more farther...
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Elementary my dear Viddy.

You go to a tyre dealer at the next town, fix the puncture and resume your journey.

BMW dealerships do not fix punctures. They only replace the tyre.

Owner's call to replace tyre or continue with the puncture fix .

Cheers

PS. RSA for crippled vehicles, not for mere punctures.

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What happens when you get a puncture and the nearest BMW dealership is more than 250kms away. The RFT can only go 80-100kms distance once it is deflated.

The space saver comes in handy during such emergencies. Isn't it better to change to the space saver rather than wait at the side of the road for hours for RSA to arrive for a puncture.
As RSUDARSHAN mentioned, you don't need to drive like that till next BMW service center. Any good tyre shop should be good enough to get the puncture repaired.

Just this weekend got a puncture repaired at a local tyre shop for Rs. 100/-. Was able to drive for 10 kms with no air pressure without any issues.

Space saver is a pain to carry especially in 3 series. There is practically no space left for something like a full size bag.
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I've got a 320d and had a terrible time sourcing a Bridgestone runflat last year when my front left side tyre burst on the Chandigarh highway after hitting a small pothole. They were not available anywhere in India, so I bought Pirelli and changed both tyres in front. Now I got repetitive punctures in the rear right tyre and am scouting desperately for 225/55/R16 runflat. I am told that they are extinct as BMW no longer uses same in new cars. They use only R17.

The only solution is either to order them from BMW at a whopping price of Rs. 28,000 per piece or go for tubeless. I think I would change all four to tubeless to maintain uniformity. However I'm told by a tyre dealer that in case of a puncture the tubeless ones will just lose out flat and the vehicle will either just sag then and there or at high speed the vehicle will get out of control.

Any expert opinions from forum will help me decide to make my buy at Delhi easy. Thanks in advance.

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I'm told by a tyre dealer that in case of a puncture the tubeless ones will just loose out flat and the vehicle will either just sag than and there or at high speed the vehicle will get out of control.

Any expert opinions from forum will help me decide to make my buy at delhi easy. Thanks in advance.
Some hard sell by the dealers.
There are so many cars on road with tubeless tyres, and so few accidents which are linked directly to the tyre.

If what he is saying is true then tubeless wouldnt exist in the first place.

Go for the tubeless tyres, get an inflator. The tyres leak very slowly, and can be inflated and used temporarily unless it is a big nasty cut.
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BMW Dealer Infinity Motors (Bombay) has informed me that switching to Tubeless Tyres during the course of their warranty would VOID their suspension warranty.

Their logic is that in case of a blowout or even a flat the suspension would be affected in a bigger way with Tubeless than with Runflats (Makes sense).

Makes this discussion purely academic in the initial 4-6 yrs of usage of BMW's at least.
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