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Tyre Insurance for Pirelli tyres.


Tyre Insurance cover for Pirelli tyres is important to consider because Pirelli, like all premium tyre brands, can be expensive to replace. The chances of picking up damage that means your tyre needs to be replaced can depend on several factors, but the cost of Tyre Insurance to cover your Pirelli's can be good value.     Tyre Insurance for Pirelli


What tyre insurance can cover with Pirelli tyres


Tyre Insurance is designed to cover you for accidental and malicious damage you may suffer to your wheels.


This could include:

  • punctures
  • blowouts
  • vandal damage


The key is that the damaged tyre would not pass an MOT and need to be repaired or replaced with a new tyre.


What tyre insurance will not cover


As tyre protection is designed to cover unexpected situations, then the cover will not protect things like wear and tear. If your tyre tread depth reduces to where the tyre needs replacing, this is not something you can generally claim on tyre insurance.


If your tyre does not wear evenly, which can happen with incorrect wheel alignment or incorrect tyre pressure, this cannot be claimed for on tyre insurance.


For example, if you scuff your tyre on a kerbstone, and this only causes cosmetic damage to the sidewall that would still pass an MOT, this would not be covered.


Tyre Insurance for run-flats


Run Flat tyres are fitted to some new vehicles by specific manufacturers. Pirelli P Zero tyres are an example of a premium tyre that can be bought as a Run Flat.


If you have Pirelli P Zero tyres as a Run Flat and suffer malicious or accidental damage, this can be covered by a tyre insurance policy.


With run-flats, simply because of their nature, it is usually the case that the damaged tyre must be replaced and not repaired. Accidental damage is difficult to fix with a run-flat, as a replacement tyre needs typically to be provided, not a simple puncture repair. Tyre insurance for runflats usually is more expensive than for standard tyres.


Why buy tyre insurance to cover Pirelli tyres?


Pirelli is considered a 'premium' tyre manufacturer. Pirelli P Zero, P4 Four Seasons and P6 Four Seasons tyres are often fitted to high-end cars.


So if you were unfortunate enough to pick up a puncture or damage your Pirelli's in some way that meant they would not pass an MOT, the cost of replacement new tyres could be prohibitive.


The P Zero tyre range is made to a high specification, and P Zero offer fantastic performance as standard. To replace Pirelli P Zero as a set costs over £1000 plus, depending on size and specification.


Replacement tyre costs for these Pirelli's can be expensive compared with other brands because of the materials used in their construction. One Pirelli P Zero tyre replacement could cost from £125.99 to £300 plus, depending on your vehicle wheel size (taken from Halfords website 19/2/22).


If you drive a high-value vehicle and the thought of having to replace Pirelli tyres doesn't sit comfortably, it's worth considering protecting yourself against accidental or malicious damage.


When to buy tyre insurance for your Pirelli tyres


With most tyre protection products, you have to buy them within a set time frame of purchasing your vehicle. This can differ between providers, but generally, the window to purchase coverage will be a maximum of 30 to 90 days from buying your vehicle from a VAT registered motor dealer.


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The history of Pirelli tyres


The company was founded in Milan in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli. Initially, Pirelli focused on producing cables, and its products were sold throughout Europe. The company opened its first tyre manufacturing plant in Milan in 1904, which today makes Pirelli P Zero, P4 Four Seasons and P6 Four Seasons Tyres. 


P Zero tyres are used on tyres for Formula 1. The manufacturer is the sole provider of tyres in Formula 1, and this has been the case since 2011. The current contract is due to run until 2024. Pirelli has not confirmed its intention to continue after that point.


P Zero tyres are known for being very durable, and P4 Four Seasons and P6 Four Seasons have been specifically developed for this market, providing high levels of grip so Pirelli P Zero can be driven fast without compromising safety.




Well know Pirelli Tyre makes


Pirelli Tyres contains the following models:

- P Zero

- P4 Four Seasons

- P6 Four Seasons

- P Zero Corsa

- P4 Four Seasons Corsa

- P6 Four Seasons Corsa


P Zero, P4 Four Season and P6 Four Season tyres are known as luxury car tyres because these Pirelli's retain their high-performance characteristics even at low temperatures or under severe driving conditions. Pirelli


Pirelli P4 Four Season and P6 Four Season tyres feature Pirelli's P Zero Technology. Pirelli P Zero Technology includes:


A directional tread pattern with an arrow shape for P Zero tyres is designed to guide rain on wet roads away from the tyre to provide optimum contact on wet surfaces.


Pirelli tyre replacement costs


Pirelli P Zero tyres can be expensive to replace when compared with other brands because of the materials Pirelli use in their construction.


Pirelli P Zero, P4 Four Seasons and P6 Four Seasons tyres are premium quality tyre brands Pirelli manufactures as high-performance tyres.


P Zero is a Pirelli Tyre sold as Original Equipment on many new cars today. Pirelli P zero can also be purchased as P Zero Corsa, P Zero Corsa System or P Zero Trofeo.


Pirelli P Zero tyres are available in 2 performance ranges, Pirelli P Zero and Pirelli P Zero Corsa, which provide excellent handling and driveability characteristics.


Car Manufacturers who fit Pirelli's to new models   Pirelli P Zero Formula 1


Several car manufacturers fit Pirelli's to new vehicles as standard. These include:

  • Aston Martin
  • Bentley
  • Ferrari
  • Porsche
  • Maserati
  • Lamborghini
  • McLaren
  • Pagani
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover


As you can see, Pirelli features on a vast range of cars in the market today. This is in both the niche, prestige market and more mainstream manufacturers.


Are you eligible to protect your Pirelli's?


Tyre Insurance from Total Loss Gap comes with a set of eligibility criteria you must meet to protect your tyres against accidental or malicious damage.


These include:

  • The car must be less than three years old.
  • You must have bought the car within the last 30 days
  • You must purchase your vehicle from a Franchised Main Dealer.
  • The vehicle must have no bigger than 22-inch wheels fitted.
  • You cannot use the car for a taxi, driving instruction, courier or any form of hire and reward.


Click a quote or give us a ring for a full rundown on criteria.


What Tyre Insurance from Total Loss Gap can provide


Tyre protection products from Total Loss Gap are available as a 'stand-alone' policy for 2 or 3 years. You can also pay for extended coverage for Tyre and Alloy Wheel (Complete Wheel) protection for between 2 and 4 years.


For the tyre protection also, this will allow for up to 4 claims per year of cover, for the following:

  • The purchase price of a replacement Pirelli, matching the original specification initially fitted to the wheel
  • Maximum tyre replacement purchase of £350
  • Puncture repairs of up to £50
  • Claims for accidental damage (e.g. a blowout)
  • Claims for malicious damage (e.g. knife slash to the sidewall)


There is a £10 excess to pay for each claim you make.


Process for making a claim


If you find some damage to your tyre, please follow the details on your policy documents or our dedicated claims page found at - Make a Claim.


Please note - The tyre insurance product we provide is not endorsed, affiliated to or connected to Pirelli in any way. It is simply a product suitable for Pirelli tyres provided with cars in the UK.