Readers ask: On A New Car How Long Is Road Harzard Good For?
- 1 How long is road hazard warranty?
- 2 Is it worth getting road hazard on tires?
- 3 Do new car tires have road hazard warranty?
- 4 What is treadwear warranty?
- 5 What is considered road hazard?
- 6 Why do new car tires wear out so fast?
- 7 How long should tires last?
- 8 How much does Walmart charge for road hazard warranty?
- 9 How often should tires be rotated?
- 10 Do dealerships replace tires?
- 11 Do new tires have warranty?
- 12 What is life of tire maintenance?
- 13 Is cracking on tires normal?
- 14 How do I get a Michelin warranty claim?
How long is road hazard warranty?
Manufacturer Road-Hazard Warranties A typical coverage period lasts to the first 2/32-inch of treadwear, 12 months, and/or 12,000 miles—roughly one year for the typical driver. Tire manufacturer Falken goes beyond the norm; its hazard warranty covers 3/32 of an inch of wear, or two years, for certain models.
Is it worth getting road hazard on tires?
Road hazard warranties are often promoted as ideal for punctured tires. However, even though puncture repairs are free with a warranty, it’s rare to save money due to its initial cost. So, paying $40 to $80 for a warranty to cover two years’ worth of potential puncture repairs does not make sense.
Do new car tires have road hazard warranty?
Some manufacturers offer a limited road hazard warranty that typically covers the tires for the first year after purchase, or the first 2/32nds of tread life, whichever comes first. This kind of warranty may cover you if your tire is damaged by a pothole or other road hazard.
What is treadwear warranty?
Treadwear warranties on replacement tires are offered by most major tire manufacturers. The goal is to help protect consumers in the case of significant premature tire wear. Think of these warranties as a manufacturer’s assurance of quality against signs of defects due to materials or workmanship for a defined period.
What is considered road hazard?
Road hazard damage is damage that occurs when a tire fails as a result of a puncture, bruise or impact break incurred during the course of normal driving on a maintained road. Nails, glass and potholes are the most common examples of road hazards.
Why do new car tires wear out so fast?
The OEM tires that came with your car can’t be replaced (which is a good thing) after they’ve worn out. And they will wear out much sooner than they should. This is because virtually all auto manufacturers specify very soft rubber which means they wear out too fast.
How long should tires last?
How Long Should a New Set of Tires Last? It may be tentative, but tires do have an expiration date. There is a general consensus that most tires should be inspected, if not replaced, at about six years and should be absolutely be swapped out after 10 years, regardless of how much tread they have left.
How much does Walmart charge for road hazard warranty?
The Road Hazard Warranty is just $10.00 per tire and covers: Unforeseen road hazards. Flat repairs. Free replacement of non-repairable tires within the first 25% of tread wear.
How often should tires be rotated?
During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position to ensure that all tires wear evenly and last longer. Tires should be rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
Do dealerships replace tires?
While dealers can generally order any tire the customer wants, many get their tire inventory from bulk distributor Dealertire. Many automotive brands’ franchise contracts require their dealers to get their OE replacement tires from this distribution chain—which might limit your choices.
Do new tires have warranty?
Most tires come with warranties that can protect consumers from having to pay full price on a new tire. Most new tires come with a mileage estimate that varies based on the application. It is important to rotate your tires at the recommended intervals to keep your warranty in good standing.
What is life of tire maintenance?
Some automakers suggest that tires be replaced as soon as they turn six years old. Some tire experts contend that tires can last anywhere from six to ten years if they’re stored and cared for properly. We recommend replacing tires aged 6-10 years, no matter how much tread remains.
Is cracking on tires normal?
Tire-cracking is common on tires that don’t get driven that much, like trailers, motorhomes, classic cars, collector, performance cars, grandma’s, and the church van. That’s because tire rubber contains antiozonant, a chemical additive that slows tire cracking by protecting it from harmful UV rays and ozone.
How do I get a Michelin warranty claim?
If for some reason you cannot provide this service or cannot determine the cause of the problem, call us at 1-800-847-3435 for Michelin, 1-877-788-8899 for BFGoodrich brand, and 1-877-458-5878 for Uniroyal.