We can never say it often enough, tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. The ideal would be to keep the same tires for many years, but we cannot always avoid potholes, debris on the road or premature wear due to several factors. Your tires, just like your vehicle, have a limited lifespan. But it happens, for different reasons, that it ends earlier than expected! Premature wear and punctures can be caused by a manufacturing defect, a road accident or by mechanical wear.

Before you find yourself in an unfortunate situation (although we hope this is never the case), you had better find out about your tire warranty and all the conditions surrounding it. However, rest assured, these guarantees also cover tires purchased online! Here is an overview of the different types of coverage offered by manufacturers.

Limited Warranty on Manufacturing Defects

All manufacturers offer a limited warranty that only covers tires that become unusable due to a manufacturing defect in workmanship or materials. This is often the case when a tire wears unevenly, becomes distorted or causes vibration. Usually, this type of defect manifests itself quite quickly, after three to six months. Depending on the manufacturer, this warranty is valid for a predetermined number of years or kilometers. But be careful, every guarantee has its conditions: be vigilant! Several factors can cause the manufacturer to refuse to honor its warranty: poor tire pressure, abusive use, an illegible serial number, etc. Obviously, to make a claim, you will need to contact the manufacturer with an invoice and proof that your tires have been rotated every 10,000 km or less. Of course, obligations may differ depending on the manufacturer.

Limited Tread Wear Warranty

Many tire manufacturers also offer a limited treadwear warranty. As part of this warranty, manufacturers provide an estimate of the lifespan of their tires in kilometers or years. If the tread is worn down to the 2/32″ wear indicators in less time or kilometers than the warranty indicates, you will obtain, depending on the manufacturer, a prorated refund or credit. purchase of new tires. But you guessed it, several conditions apply; the first being that all 4 tires are worn evenly.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Some manufacturers give consumers 30 to 45 days to decide whether or not they are satisfied with the performance of their new tires. This is the case with Michelin, Bridgestone, General Tire, Yokohama and Goodyear, which will replace your set of tires if you are not satisfied with them. Again, certain conditions apply.

Protection against road hazards

Increasingly rare, this protection is generally offered by retailers, but also by some manufacturers such as Hercules, Sailun, Minerva and Continental, Kumho, Bridgestone, Firestone, General Tires, Hankook, Toyo, Yokohama, Michelin, Pirelli, and BFGoodrich . (Check with a PMCtire Customer Service Expert) Typically valid for a period of two years, Road Hazard Protection allows you to get free repair or replacement of your flat tire after a chance encounter with a nail, a shard of glass or any other debris. PMCtire offers you protection against road hazards for a period of 12 months free of charge with the purchase of 4 tires! Visit our section on the subject and ride with peace of mind!

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Assistance in case of puncture

Rather rare, this protection differs depending on the manufacturer. Among the manufacturers that offer Puncture Assistance are Michelin and Continental, which offer changing a flat tire or towing free of charge over a period of 3 years.

Who offers the best warranty?

Difficult to say which offers the best guarantee since they are all similar, although presented differently… However, we can say that Michelin stands out with its Michelin Promise which includes a limited guarantee on manufacturing defects and wear of tread, a satisfaction guarantee and road insurance.

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The Michelin Promise includes a limited warranty on manufacturing defects and tread wear, a satisfaction guarantee and roadside car insurance

Furthermore, Continental is one of the rare brands to offer protection against road hazards, in addition to everything else. Regardless of the manufacturer you choose, be sure to read the documentation related to your tire warranty to have a good understanding of it, so you will be better prepared in the event of a problem!