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Old 10-12-2009, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you buy tire insurance?

Lots of tire sellers offer a "road hazard protection plan" or similar. In my case, it costs $2.50 per tire, on $70 tires. They'll repair or replace your tire if you damage it driving over sharp objects or what have you.

Obviously, the tire seller usually makes money on it. But do hypermilers (and hyperinflaters) suffer more tire failures than normal drivers? Do 4% of your tires fail before they run out of tread? I plan to run 37psi tires at 50psi, on wheels that have been in a crash, so I'm tempted.

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