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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre and Alloy insurance?
« Last post by culzean on September 22, 2018, 05:03:44 PM »
Depends how much money they want and if it is a one off or a payment on direct debit every month or year (they try to get DD as some people 'forget' them and keep on paying long after).

Personally I rarely buy insurance except house buildings and contents, and car insurance. Just work out the cost of the insurance, what it actually covers (as others said it probably won't cover kerbing or corrosion which are the two main things that happen to alloys ) and work out for yourself if you need it .....    If an alloy gets wrecked by a pothole most people try to get local council to pay for the damage.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre and Alloy insurance?
« Last post by Jocko on September 22, 2018, 04:45:35 PM »
I had a set of Volvo alloys restored for 55/wheel!
I had a mate, bought brand new cars cash in hand, insured them third party (back in the day when third party was a fraction of the price of fully comprehensive), and in twenty years only once had to fork out for a minor bodywork repair.
Don't think I'd have the b*lls to do that, but he reckoned he was quids in!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre and Alloy insurance?
« Last post by ColinS on September 22, 2018, 04:41:50 PM »
Unless you are really unlucky, the only damage you are likely to do is kerbing your alloys.  Walk down the street and look at alloys, there are not many that aren't scraped to a slight extent.  I bet the fine print says that this in not covered.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: wheel alignment
« Last post by Jocko on September 22, 2018, 04:39:54 PM »
Wheel alignment is only guaranteed at the time it is done. You can drive out of ATS and hit a pothole or a kerb later the same day, knocking the tracking out. Tyre wear depends a lot on how you drive. If you accelerate briskly, corner spiritedly, and brake sharply the tyres could wear out considerably quicker than driving gently.
As Mick says, the compound also has a marked effect.
I had a car with Pirelli soft compound, grippy tyres. I drove like a loon. And I had to replace them every 10,000 miles!
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Clock
« Last post by Jocko on September 22, 2018, 04:32:46 PM »
Radio on the left is mine. It says here 2002 - 2007, so perhaps yours is an updated version with the clock set from the RDS.



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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre and Alloy insurance?
« Last post by Skyrider on September 22, 2018, 04:17:34 PM »
It's the first time I have heard of that dealer money maker. In 50 odd years of driving I have wrecked one tyre and scraped the odd wheel.
The damaged wheel was totally ignored at trade in time. Any insurance is a gamble weighted towards the insurance company.  Whatever you do make sure you read the small print, it can render the policy worthless. I am sure I could manage quite well without it.

When I bought a new gas boiler I stopped the maintenance contract, I could buy a new boiler every four years with the money I saved.
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New Members / Re: Hi Everyone
« Last post by Morgy83 on September 22, 2018, 04:13:48 PM »
Thanks PJ, it's not too bad,just seemed louder than the mk2 was. Gradually getting used to everything.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: wheel alignment
« Last post by MicktheMonster on September 22, 2018, 04:13:39 PM »
In 15000 miles and 16 months it is feasible your tracking could have gone out of alignment due to any knocks the wheels have taken from potholes, kerbing etc. If they charge you or not is down to any company policies they have on it and pure goodwill.

As far as half the tread being half-worn on the rest of the tyre, partly depends on the rubber compound of the tyre, softer rubber grips  the road better (so are safer) but wears out quicker, more expensive (and sportier) tyres like continental and pirelli tend to use softer rubber compounds for the better grip. Cheap tyres tend to last better as they use harder rubber compounds but don't grip as well particularly in wet weather, also, I've noticed the cheap ones tend to crack on the sidewalls earlier due to UV light damage earlier than expensive ones.

Wear also depends on driving style, conditions and vehicle (power, weight, tyre pressures, steering and suspension set up), so it's impossible to say if it's reasonable or fair, due to too many variables, I wouldn't consider it as outwith the realms of acceptability. As front tyres wear out quicker than rears on front wheel drive cars many people have them changed round to even up the wear.

Sorry, there isn't really a definitive answer, every case is different. Good luck.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Tyre and Alloy insurance?
« Last post by DougWeller on September 22, 2018, 03:56:41 PM »
I'm buying a 3 year old SE, dealer wants to sell me " Tyre and Alloy insurance". Is it something I need? Should I turn it down and get it elsewhere?
I've signed a contract so it may be too late. Picking up the car Tuesday Sept.25.
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