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Tire warranty 'not worth the paper it's written on,' B.C. man says
I guess this is something we can all relate to. I guess I'm lucky that I've got about 20K km out of mine (considering it's a '55) but it's nice to see something in print. They're Continentals (diff model though).

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When the tires on Gerald Renaud's car wore out well before their advertised mileage, the Prince Rupert, B.C., man thought it'd be no problem to cash in on the warranty that attracted him in the first place.

After all, he thought, all the major tire manufacturers offer mileage warranties. And since, in his mind, he'd done everything right, he thought it'd be easy to qualify for the discount on his next set of tires.

Renaud couldn't have been more wrong.

"It's a marketing ploy, in my opinion," said Renaud, who bought tires with a mileage warranty claim of 112,000 kilometres, which wore out after 30,000 kilometres. "If this doesn't qualify for a warranty claim, what the hell does?"

Renaud shows Go Public's Erica Johnson his tire warranty, which promised longevity and helped to convince him to buy Continental tires. (Glen Kugelstadt/CBC)
"Tire warranties are fictional," said George Iny, the executive director of the Automobile Protection Agency (APA), a consumer advocacy group. "It's a problem — and it's industry-wide."

Each tire company has its own standard for determining mileage warranty on tires, Iny said, and those claims are highly influenced by marketing departments.

On top of exaggerated mileage claims, virtually all tire warranties — offered by all the big brands, on the more than 200 million tires sold in North America each year — include restrictions and conditions that have to be met in order to pay out, he said.

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As for why Renaud's tires only lasted 30,000 kilometres — far less than the advertised mileage warranty of 112,000 kilometres — Sen did not specifically address that performance shortfall, writing that "no matter what brand or what pattern your tires are, no one can precisely predict what your final tire mileage will be."
BTW, if you don't read the entire article, his claim was denied because there was a difference of 1/32" (1mm) from side to side. "Improper maintenance" was the reason.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ated-1.5055006
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I put Hankook’s on my previous car, I had a 50,000 mile warranty for treadwear. They went after 17,000 miles and the local dealer make sure that the warranty was honored. I got a new set at the prorated price no problem. I have Conti DWS 06 on the current rustbucket, my local dealer said there will be no problem if they wear out. I bring them by about once a month for them to check to make sure the wear is even. I make sure I see the same service advisor every time. I don’t think I’m going to have a problem getting them replaced when they wear out prematurely.
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Good to hear. Don't know where mine were put on but next time.....


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