Audi A5 / S5 / RS5 Coupe & Cabrio (B9) Discussion forum for the B9 Audi A5, S5 and RS5 Coupe and Cabriolet 2018 model year and up

Help with Curb Rash

 
Old 04-17-2019, 12:59 PM
  #21  
AudiWorld Super User
 
SloopJohnB@mac.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Olney, MD
Posts: 7,417
Default If it's a lease car you shoulda/coulda had wheel/tire insurance

Originally Posted by HunterWagner View Post
OK ok, I don't need any grief from you all ha, but I got a bit of curb rash on my S5 back right rim this week and need advice. The picture below shows the damage, yes I am pissed about it. I saw a few videos online where you can sand down the chips to make it less noticeable. While standing up you really have to be looking closely to notice the damage. Any advice is appreciated. Apologies for the dirt and water as it has been terrible weather in Houston today.

My daughter's A3 got a new tire from a puncture and others have new wheels from potholes. The cost of alloys/tires just about requires insurance, much like iPhone insurance (I'd rather pay a few bux up front and have peace of mind.
SloopJohnB@mac.com is offline  
Old 04-21-2019, 08:59 AM
  #22  
AudiWorld Member
 
garberfc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Central, CT
Posts: 260
Default

Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
My daughter's A3 got a new tire from a puncture and others have new wheels from potholes. The cost of alloys/tires just about requires insurance, much like iPhone insurance (I'd rather pay a few bux up front and have peace of mind.
"Few bux". My dealer wanted 1,200 for 5yr. Having never scrapped a curb, I declined the insurance.
garberfc is offline  
Old 04-21-2019, 11:59 AM
  #23  
AudiWorld Member
 
dafantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: SoFL
Posts: 125
Default

dafantom is offline  
Old 04-21-2019, 03:21 PM
  #24  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 493
Default

Originally Posted by garberfc View Post
"Few bux". My dealer wanted 1,200 for 5yr. Having never scrapped a curb, I declined the insurance.
If you consider that it costs $200 to fix and you donít have to deal with deductibles and fine print Iím sure it makes sense on average to decline it.
belzebutt is online now  
Old 04-21-2019, 03:44 PM
  #25  
AudiWorld Super User
 
KevinGary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 6,091
Default

Originally Posted by belzebutt View Post
If you consider that it costs $200 to fix and you donít have to deal with deductibles and fine print Iím sure it makes sense on average to decline it.
That is why I declined it.
KevinGary is offline  
Old 04-21-2019, 03:47 PM
  #26  
AudiWorld Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Southern California
Posts: 452
Default

Originally Posted by KevinGary View Post
That is why I declined it.
Yes, like all insurances, on average, we are better off without them.
MH62 is online now  
Old 04-21-2019, 04:25 PM
  #27  
AudiWorld Senior Member
 
Nikon1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,925
Default

As someone who always buys AppleCare ó and only had to use it several times over 10+ years ó I bought the wheel & tire insurance on my RSX. It more than paid for itself when I had to replace 2 16Ē tires and black chrome wheels in the first year of ownership of that vehicle.

Consequently, with the 19Ē wheels and tires, I also ponied up the money to buy the wheel, tire & key fob insurance on the S5. So far I havenít utilized it but with the condition of the roads down here (especially potholes) Iíd be very surprised if I donít use it at some point(s) in the future.

It may not be for everyone but itís worth the price to me.

ó John
Nikon1 is online now  
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mar48
Parts For Sale
11
Yesterday 07:07 PM
TobyTian
Parts For Sale
4
05-11-2019 05:01 PM
redrobinwgn
Parts For Sale
2
05-06-2019 10:47 AM
aventurus
Parts For Sale
0
04-15-2019 06:37 AM
wheeldeal34
Parts For Sale
0
04-14-2019 04:32 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Help with Curb Rash


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: