Replacing Tires on BMW X3

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Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby JesseVoss » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:04 am

Hi,

I own a BMW X3 2015. We went in for routine maintenance at the dealer and were told that the tires need to be replaced.
These are runflat tires and have about 29000 miles on them. I was surprised that the tires needed to be changed so early (the treads look ok to me).
Also the dealer price for the 4 tire change and wheel alignment is $1440.00 which seems really high.
Does anyone have similar experience of needing to replace the runflat tires in 3 years or around 30K miles?
I am thinking about maybe just replacing them with regular tires (although the only issue is there is no compartment for a spare in the trunk due to the fact that they were manufactured with runflats).
Also, does anyone know if a regular workshop (non-dealer) can replace runflat tires?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

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Re: Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby boxerman » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:37 am

I think you'd probably get a better response if you posted this on a car forum. You may get a reply here but as we're a motorcycle forum I doubt it.
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Re: Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby kent_instructor10 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:45 am

I could only think that they need replacing if the rubber was breaking down due to heat at that ageand the tyre structure was failing.

I have seen anecdotal evidence of run flats being replaced with non run flats. No issues reported that ive seen. You just get a flat tyre that you cant drive on in the event of deflation.

In the uk yes any non dealer tyre fitter would be likely to fit tyres. Providing tyre size, speed rating and load index is correct for your vehicle there should be no real issue.
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Re: Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby nmag » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:02 pm

Sell the car and buy a motorbike. A set of tyres will cost about $144.

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Re: Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby Sportster » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:26 pm

Just had a word with my son who runs a Series 5 Touring fitted with runflat tyres, and he reckons that 30,000 from these tyres is about average (it's what he gets give or take a 1,000 miles or so). They can be fitted at an independent tyre shop, but a certain level of expertise and knowledge is required, as it seems the sidewalls are very stiff compared with ordinary tyres. Hope this helps.

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Re: Replacing Tires on BMW X3

Postby gogs01 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:13 pm

My niece has a BMW with runflat tyres. I sourced wheels and tyres from Mytyres for her which were much cheaper, more comfortable and worked better on snow and icy roads. Didn't look so sexy though .....
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