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Old 12-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake George NY
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Tread life warrantys

Somewhere in this "Tires" section I posted my slightly mistaken version of what a "Tread Life" warranty is. I need tires for my Ram 3500 and as such have been shopping . It was while I was shopping for my new tires I came about the explanation below from a major web presence tire company, explaining today's Tread Life Warranties……...

Tread/Mileage Warranties

Treadlife/mileage warranties are a popular marketing tool used to help position tires competitively in the marketplace by identifying their potential longevity. However not all consumers will receive the warranted mileage due to the variety of road surfaces, driving conditions and geographic influences across the United States.

Treadlife/mileage warranties typically do not apply to tires fitted as Original Equipment on new vehicles (unless specifically included by the tire manufacturer). Replacement tires covered by a treadlife/mileage warranty have the warranty cost factored into their price.

Treadlife/mileage warranties only apply to the original owner and vehicle upon which the set of tires was initially installed.

Treadlife/mileage warranties are also subject to time limits set by the tire manufacturers and expire along with the standard warranty four, five, or six years from the date of purchase (proof of purchase required).

According to most states' laws, tires become legally worn out when they reach 2/32" of remaining tread depth (identified when the tread blocks/ribs wear down to the bars molded across their tread pattern). Tire manufacturer treadlife/mileage warranties specify pro-rated replacement will only be considered when all four tires reach that point.

So, I stand self corrected. Sorry I could not find my original post to put this with.

Moderator's Note:
The post to which you are referring is, I believe in the Tow Vehicle section - not in Tires, Tires, Tires. You submitted it on 12-07-2013 and is titled "Tire Expected Tread Life". Not sure how your post on tires ended up in the Tow Vehicle Section but it is there.
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