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    Wheel and Tire Insurance

    Our 997 TT is on the line my dealer says, but won't be built till after vacation time in Germany. He mentioned wheel and tire insurance. Tires are not that expensive but I don't know about the wheels. How does this work for wheels? If I hit a curb, which I seem to do, do I get a new wheel? Is this a Porsche program or from the dealer? Thanks.

    Re: Wheel and Tire Insurance

    They're just trying to milk more money out of you. I wouldn't do it. Same line as the undercoating that some dealerships try to sell us. We're smarter than that.

    Re: Wheel and Tire Insurance

    All of these programs are through third parties. They will usually cover the cost of the tire if it gets damaged by a road hazard. The wheel will be replaced ONLY if it is damaged by road hazard to the point that it is out-of-round and cannot hold air. It will NOT cover damage from curbing your car. I've been thinking out this, because with 19" wheels, and crappy roads, it might just be a matter of time before a wheel gets whacked good. I don't think the wheels will be cheap to replace, either. I would like to hear from anyone who has actually had to make a claim with this type of coverage.

    Re: Wheel and Tire Insurance

    All I can tell you do NOT get Green Ribbon Tire and Wheel Protection Plan administered by NSD. I had a legitiment claim for a tire and they refuse to pay. Do Not Use Them.

     
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