I will be getting my new smart car in a couple of weeks. I am trying to decide if it is worth it to buy the wheel and tire package. Has anyone had any problems with the tires or wheels?

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Comment by john on March 19, 2009 at 8:44pm
Well here we go,
I hit a big pothole last Nov. Dented rim, damaged tire,& broke pressure sensor.
The $350.00 (I think) tire & wheel package covered the new tire & wheel, I had to pay for pressure sensor.
A new tire & wheel would have ran at least $450.00.
I feel good piece of mind.
Comment by Ed on March 19, 2009 at 7:07pm
For those of you purchased Wheel & Tire coverage, how much did it cost? Are there different plans available?
Comment by Rick Leedy on March 19, 2009 at 6:14pm
I have 9,000 miles on my cabrio, drove it all winter in Michigan (which has the worst roads in the US) and have had no problems at all. You just have to pay attention and avoid as many of the potholes as possible.
Comment by Fred on March 19, 2009 at 7:42am
I had a $163 broken tire valve experience last month. That, plus an incremental $30 for the tow. I didn't buy the wheel/tire warranty.I DID buy a wheel/tire package from the Tire Rack delivered for $180, a tire cover (2 for $19 at Tire Rack), a 2 ton bottle jack for $13 from Pep Boys, an 18 in breaker bar aqnd 15mm deep socket from AutoZone for around $15. The tire fits neatly behind the seat and with some velcro tape, I hung the breaker bar and socket on the carpeting behind the seat. In the future, I will not need a tow, I will be able to continue on my trip and I can go to discount tire to have the flat fixed for far less than the smart service center.
Comment by Carl Spanoghe on March 19, 2009 at 12:11am
i bought the wheel and tyre package because the roads in San Francisco can be murderous to one's rims. However, if you live in a less vehicularly sadistic town, tyres can be bought on Tirerack.com for 65(front) and 75 (rear) each.
Comment by Shelly/Larry P on March 19, 2009 at 12:04am
We didn't buy the wheel and tire package or the extended warranty. We have over 2,000 miles so far and no issues.
Comment by Kevin B on March 18, 2009 at 11:55pm
I think it's a great idea, just because they have low profile tires, and if you hit a pot hole at a high speed, more then likely you will blow that tire and bend your rim. The Tire and wheel package will cover it 100% new set of wheels are 800 bucks and one tire is around 120 bucks, so it can add up.
Comment by I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie on March 18, 2009 at 11:06pm
I did purchase the extended warranty, just because the smart is new to the US. I'm not so sure how 'smart' I was to do that.. lol
Comment by I'm Bill.. my smart is Annie on March 18, 2009 at 11:06pm
I bought my smart NOV 17, 2008.. I have 2400 + miles and not a problem with the tires or wheels. Not even low tire pressure this past winter.

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