Drivers offered advice on how to comply with tire warranties

Jan. 1, 2020
Edmunds is reporting to consumers online that failing to maintain their tires properly is one of the easiest ways to have the tire warranty voided.
Edmunds is reporting to consumers online that failing to maintain their tires properly is one of the easiest ways to have the tire warranty voided.

“Tire warranties may seem like too much to keep track of, but if you take a few basic precautions, you’ll not only reduce the chances of a tire wearing out prematurely, but also be fully prepared for a claim,” says Ron Montoya, consumer advice associate.

“If the tire manufacturer does not see proof that the tires were inflated, rotated and aligned properly, chances are your warranty claim will be denied,” he adds.

The company suggests drivers should take the following steps to make sure their tires are properly cared for:

  • Keep tires inflated to the recommended tire pressure
  • Rotate tires based on manufacturer’s recommendation, or every 5,000 miles
  • Keep a record of all tire maintenance
  • Inspect tires periodically, looking for any bumps or inconsistent wear patterns
In addition to faulty maintenance, there are other reasons that a manufacturer might void a warranty: Vandalism, racing, off-roading and damage from snow chains are some examples of such warranty killers, according to Montoya.

For more information, visit www.edmunds.com.

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