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New to Buying Tires? Here's What You Need to Know About Warranties

As a new car owner, purchasing tires for the first time can be both exciting and overwhelming. Among the various considerations, understanding tire warranties is essential for protecting your investment and ensuring peace of mind on the road. Let's explore the different types of tire warranties to help you make informed decisions.



Tread Life Warranties

Tread life warranties are among the most common types of tire warranties for manufacturers. These warranties are for when a tire wears faster than the expected lifespan. Tread life warranties vary based on the tire brand and model. It's important to note that tread life warranties are pro-rated, meaning the coverage decreases as the tire wears down. In other words, longer usage depreciates the value of the warranty. Before purchasing tires, consider your driving habits and choose a warranty that aligns with your expected mileage.


Manufacturer Warranties

Manufacturer warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship. These warranties are provided by the tire manufacturer and typically last for three to six years from the date of purchase. They protect against issues such as tread separation, blowouts, and other manufacturing defects. While manufacturer warranties offer peace of mind, they may not cover damage caused by road hazards or improper maintenance. Be sure to read the warranty terms carefully to understand what is and isn't covered.


Road Hazard Protection

Road hazard protection is an additional coverage option that provides financial assistance for tire repairs or replacements due to damage from road hazards such as potholes, nails, or debris. While some tire retailers offer road hazard protection as part of their warranty package, others may offer it as a separate purchase. Road hazard protection plans vary in coverage limits, deductible amounts, and exclusions. Some plans may limit coverage to specific types of damage or exclude certain conditions such as sidewall punctures. When considering road hazard protection, evaluate the terms and conditions to ensure it meets your needs and budget.


Understanding tire warranties is crucial for new car owners purchasing tires for the first time. Tread life warranties guarantee the longevity of the tire's tread, while manufacturer warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship. Additionally, road hazard protection provides coverage for damage caused by road hazards such as potholes or debris. When selecting tires, carefully review the warranty options available and consider factors such as expected mileage, coverage limits, and exclusions. By choosing the right warranty coverage, you can protect your investment and enjoy a safer driving experience on the road. For further questions on the warranty of your newly bought tires, head on over to our store page right here.

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