Tires are one of the common replacement parts purchased for our vehicles. We expect the tires to long lasting for years or at least for the advertised period. However, sometimes tires are worn out before the life period advertised. Road debris, hazards, mechanical wear and tire defects are some of the reasons for premature wear or flat. Keeping a spare tire in the car is a good solution for short term. The tire has to repair or replace, when you have the tire warranty, it will save the costs from paying full amount. The warranty is the manufacturer's assurance of quality. It contains a time period to repair or replace of tire. Most of the manufacturers are limited the time period of warranty for four to six years. It is either from the date of purchase of tire or the tread is worn out, whichever is occurred first is considered.
- Warranty duration: Every manufacturer specify the time period or duration of tires limited warranty in years or months. It is started from the date of purchase of tire. Therefore, the tire warranties count starts form the delivering of the new vehicle or from the day of replacement of tire. The invoices are useful as a proof. If there is no evidence the manufacturing date based on the tier sidewall DOT identification code will be considered.
- Tread life or mileage warranty: Tread life or mileage warranty is one of the popular marketing tool used by the manufacturers. These warranties helps to indicate the competitive position in the marketplace based on their potential longevity. Some consumers cannot receive the warranted mileage. The manufacturer’s estimation is based on the normal driving conditions. This is because of different geographic influences, driving conditions and the road surfaces across the country. The tread life warranties are also expired along with the standard warranty. If the tier has worn out across the tread before its warrantied mileage limit or time, it has to be qualified for replacement under the tread warranty. You need to show the proof of purchase, and the proper rotation at the recommended intervals. In these situations the manufacturer fixes the price based on the cost of new tire and the remaining tread.
- Materials and workmanship warranty: The materials and the workmanship warranty will protect the consumer from any defects in the materials and manufacturing. Most of the manufacturers offer this up to the life of the tire. These are like loss of a block or tread or severe cracking in the sidewall etc. If it is occurred within 2/32 inch, most of the manufacturers replace the tire for free of cost. After that generally not free.