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Ot-Thread wear warranty

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 635 G, Jul 30, 2008.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    My wife's car has 85k mileage tires on it. The tires have about 55 k on them & the wear bars are just about even with the thread. The dealer says the wear bars are just reference marks. Should I ask to have the tires replaced? What kind of a discount should I expect (if any) for premature thread wear. The tires have been rotated & inspected by the dealer per the manufacturers specs.

    Lou
     
  2. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    At 55k miles the tires are at the end of their useful life especially if the wear bars are showing. Most likely those tires have a 50-60k mile warrenty. If you live in northern areas, with fall & winter coming you don't want to be on worn tires. Don't push it. Get new 4 new tires ASAP and you'll sleep better knowing your wife is on new tires.


    Eric
     
  3. halfmile

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    With only 60% of the milage guaranteed, and wear bars showing, these tires are NOT going to go the distance.

    Your dealer is stalling you, maybe you will trade the car, move away, get killed, etc. Then he's off the hook.

    It's not his problem, maybe he just don't want to do the paperwork.

    HM
     
  4. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, just checked the warranty, the thread life warranty is 90k on her tires.

    Lou
     
  5. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    the problem is that they adjust the price against the LIST price of the new tire and when you get the price you might be able to buy the tires outright at a better price. Make sure to do a price check before the warranty. Same holds true for the battery warranty. motordoc
     
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    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    They will take a betterment which means they will only allow you the value of the difference between the warranty and the usage you have already got. Beat it to an honest dealer and buy new tires.
     
  7. trappermike

    trappermike Well-Known Member

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    TREAD, thread is what your wife sews with.

    Mike
     
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    90k mileage warrenty? Those have to be some hard riding tires. Be interesting to know the brand and model.


    Eric
     
  9. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    The tires are Michelin Hydro Edge

    Lou
     
  10. bobdog

    bobdog Active Member

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    90,000 seems accurate.

    The big print giveth, the small print taketh away...
     
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    1) What tread life warrnaty came with the tires in milage?
    2) Are the tread bars even with the tread?
    3) Are the tires worn evenly across the tread area of the tire as opposed to the inside half of the tread or the outside half?
    4) As part of the warranty instructions were you to rotate the tires on a regular basis; did you follow the rotation schedule and can you prove it?
    5) Where did you buy the tires and are you returning to the same place for warranty inspection?
    6) Are the tires less than 6 years old? You can date the tires by finding the DOT# located on the sidewall just above the point that the wheel and tire meet (bead area). the last three numbers indicate date of mfg.Example 195 would indicate the tire was built the 19th week of 2005.
    These are all questions that need to be answered,remember the tire is legally bald and unserviceable at 2/32nds of an inch of tread depth. If the tires don't reach the promised milage before the tread depth reaches 2/32nds of an inch you should buy tires at a prorated cost. The dealer will determine how many miles you got per 32nd of an inch and pay you for what you didn't get in the form of a discount on the replacement tires. Be aware that you need to determine would it is that is standing behind the warranty, the tire maker or the dealer? Make sure your working with the right people. If it is the dealer that's who is responsible always use a tire dealer, not a car dealer or mass mercahndizer. Don't expect a tire dealer to work with you if you bought the tires from someone other than the tire dealer and then the place you bought from tell you," We're not a dealer for the product you need to go to a tire dealer" I heard that so many times during my 30 years as a dealer that I repaeted it in my sleep. With the cost of oilnad the amount of oil it takes too produce a tire the price of tires have gone up about 10% or better so you may not get much in the way of a price reduction based on your orignal cost and what the same tire sells for now.
     
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