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How Do Tyre Warranties Work

Tyre warranties are a common feature in the tyre industry, but many people are unsure of what they actually cover and whether they are worth the money. While tyre warranties are not a myth, they can be difficult to understand and the coverage can vary greatly from one manufacturer to another. Generally, tyre warranties cover material and manufacturing defects, but they do not cover normal wear and tear or damage caused by misuse or improper care. It is important to read the fine print of any tyre warranty to determine exactly what is covered and for how long.


Defective Tyre Covered under Tyre Warranty

What are Tyre Warranties

Tyre warranties are agreements between the tyre manufacturer and the consumer that provide coverage for certain types of defects in the tyre. This coverage is usually limited to material and manufacturing defects and does not include any damage caused by misuse, improper care, or normal wear and tear. Tyre warranties usually last for a certain period of time from the date of purchase and vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


How do Tyre Warranties Work

If a tyre is found to be defective due to material or manufacturing defects, it may be covered by the manufacturer's tyre warranty. In this case, the consumer can contact the manufacturer and submit a claim for the defective tyre. The manufacturer will then assess the claim and either replace the tyre or provide a pro-rated refund for the amount paid for the tyre. The specifics of the coverage and the process for submitting a claim can vary from one manufacturer to another.


How to Make a Claim if You Have a Defective Tyre

If you have a defective tyre and believe it is covered under your tyre warranty, you will need to contact the manufacturer and submit a claim. The manufacturer will require proof of purchase and may require you to provide additional evidence that the tyre is defective. Once the claim is submitted, the manufacturer will assess the claim and determine if it is covered under the warranty. If the claim is approved, the manufacturer will either replace the tyre or provide a pro-rated refund for the amount paid for the tyre.


Will the Tyre Manufacturer Actually Resolve the Issue

Yes, if the tyre is found to be defective due to material or manufacturing defects, the tyre manufacturer is obligated to resolve the issue. The manufacturer will either replace the tyre or provide a pro-rated refund for the amount paid for the tyre. It is important to note that tyre warranties do not cover normal wear and tear, misuse, or improper care, so be sure to read the fine print of your warranty to understand what is covered.


What is the Difference Between Tyre Warranty and Tyre Insurance?

Tyre warranties and tyre insurance are two different types of coverage. Tyre warranties are agreements between the manufacturer and the consumer that provide coverage for certain types of defects in the tyre. This coverage is usually limited to material and manufacturing defects and does not include any damage caused by misuse, improper care, or normal wear and tear. Tyre insurance, on the other hand, is a form of insurance that provides coverage for damage to the tyre caused by an accident or other incident.


Tyre Insurance for Premium Tyre

Is Tyre Insurance Worth It?

Tyre insurance is a personal decision and can be beneficial depending on your situation. If you frequently drive on roads that are prone to potholes and other hazards, tyre insurance can provide peace of mind by covering the cost of replacing a damaged tyre. However, if you rarely encunter these hazards, tyre insurance may not be worth the cost. It is important to weigh the cost of the insurance against the potential cost of replacing a damaged tyre to determine if tyre insurance is right for you.


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Blog article by Matt Atkinson, SME Geek Ltd

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