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Tire warranty, worth it?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Relik, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 1, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Relik

    Relik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    Soon getting some new tires (BFG 285/70/17).
    Is it worth it to get an extended warranty/Customer service too?

    At this one place I quoted it's another $120 for all four.

    Thx
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I never buy the extended replacement warranty. The place I get my tires from (Discount) wants to sell me (4) four replacement certificates with each set of 4 new tires I buy. I tell them I only want to buy one replacement certificate, and they laugh and say no.

    If I have a tire puncture that is not on the sidewall then I am going to use a plug kit and call it a day. I do get the lifetime balancing which is an additional cost though...
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Pugga

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    x2, have yet to buy the extended warranty although if you're prone to hitting curbs or have had multiple blow outs in the past as a result of where you drive, then maybe it'd be worth it...

    Also, if it's a manufacturer defect, it's not warranty, they should take care of it anyway.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    aphex

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    Make sure you read all of the fine print at least. I have read tire warranties that require you to rotate your tires every XXXX miles and keep records (receipts) of it. Also, they could require shipping charges for your old tires which would almost negate the purpose.
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Fightnfire

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    Why I buy tires only from Les Schwab, no warranty crap to deal with. More expensive on the front end but I've never had an issue getting a tire repaired or replaced with a blow out... defect or not.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    I got a road hazard warrenty on my last 2 sets. Only cost me $20 a tire though. I used it twice on my last set when I had 285's, more than paid for itself. Havent had to use it yet on my new tires.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    xfrankx

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    i got it for my old falkens i had on my car. for a few extra bucks i figured it was worth it. i got a nasty slice in one from some random peice of metal laying in the road. they replaced it with no hassle so id say go for it
     
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