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Knuttt
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Hello All
We’re picking up our new blue Honda e on Friday. Happy enough with the deal and have splurged for the protection pack.
I’ve been reading everything I can find about the car so will be checking we can connect the app to the car before we leave the dealership and I’ve nagged them about the new PUD update.
It’s coming with 17” wheels though I’d like to get some 16” for winter tyres but I wanted to ask if people think the Honda wheel insurance is worth getting? Can’t remember the details now as it was something they were pushing to include in the finance deal which we didn’t want to pay interest on but I’m tempted to pay outright for it when we collect the car.
It’s a few hundred pounds for three years cover I believe. Protects against tyre damage and wheel curbing…
I think the wheels look susceptible to curb damage but would welcome and opinions.

Thanks in advance

Andy (& Jenny)

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EEEE
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Post by EEEE »

It's worth reading the small print. You are probably entitled to free paint touch ups or similar, but it might not extend to fully diamond cutting the entire rim (a significant difference in cost to do so).

I seem to recall that the original tyres do not provide much rim protection (unlike some I've seen, eg bridgestone touranza all season 6 just fitted to the civic, very beefy sidewalls and rim overhang).

I didn't bother taking out any warranties/protections on mine, as after asking for the small print, it didn't mention diamond cut wheels are included (in fact , the small print on all of the 'warranties' was rather sparse with regards to details at the selling dealer, not even mentioning anything about electric car components).
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Knuttt
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EEEE wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 12:37 pm It's worth reading the small print. You are probably entitled to free paint touch ups or similar, but it might not extend to fully diamond cutting the entire rim (a significant difference in cost to do so).

I seem to recall that the original tyres do not provide much rim protection (unlike some I've seen, eg bridgestone touranza all season 6 just fitted to the civic, very beefy sidewalls and rim overhang).

I didn't bother taking out any warranties/protections on mine, as after asking for the small print, it didn't mention diamond cut wheels are included (in fact , the small print on all of the 'warranties' was rather sparse with regards to details at the selling dealer, not even mentioning anything about electric car components).
Thank you, might give it a pass then.

Andy
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