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Old May 27th, 2014, 09:14 AM
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I'm about to pull the trigger on some tires (Bridgestone dueller alezena) for my LR3 from tirerack.
Is the road hazard insurance worth it? It about 80 bucks...

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Old May 27th, 2014, 11:07 AM
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The one time I bought tires without a road hazard warranty was the time I got a large nail on the edge where the tread and sidewall meet. Of course that was not repairable. So I had to fork over the dough.
I actually have had to use road hazard several times. But I have also gone 50K miles without needing it.
It's a gamble against risk and loss.
Tires are expensive now. I remember griping when they cost more than $75 a tire. Now I find myself experimenting with different brands.
I just bought some Cooper Discoverer for my Range Rover. At $125 a tire, I have liked them as much as the bigger names.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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I just fid a 4k trip to expo and back. along the way up through grand canyon natl park, I ended up with a 5" slice through one of my km2 sidewalls. highly suspect it was a knife slice from one of the locals. didnt find it til colorado. wasnt leaking but was down to liner and not repairable. I hv road hazard so getting new tire.

yes its worth it.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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I would say it is, especially if you don't "control" who's driving the vehicle most of the time...road debris is common and not always avoidable. I purchased new tires from Discount Tire for my daughters Disco...she had a flat at work took the tire in and they replaced it. The seller on the insurance for me was it's a national replacement warranty so it's a no brainer for my kid...and you can figure how that goes!

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I just fid a 4k trip to expo and back. along the way up through grand canyon natl park, I ended up with a 5" slice through one of my km2 sidewalls. highly suspect it was a knife slice from one of the locals. didnt find it til colorado. wasnt leaking but was down to liner and not repairable. I hv road hazard so getting new tire.

yes its worth it.
Good thing you noticed it...I suspect it was actually Carl...just sayin...(he's the clock tower type...)
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