What To Know About Tire Warranties And Road Hazard

Are you currently shopping for new tires? If so, one of the things that you may be interested in is the warranty and purchasing road hazard coverage. It's a way to guarantee that you won't have to buy another set of tires if something were to go wrong with them soon after your purchase. Here is what you need to know about these two types of tire coverage.

Tire Warranty

Your new tires should come with some sort of warranty that will protect you if the life of the tire is unexpectedly cut short for a variety of covered reasons. One common problem covered under a warranty is a lack of tread depth that would require premature replacement. 

The way it works is that the warranty guarantees that the tire will maintain a certain amount of tread depth for a specific amount of miles. If the tread ends up wearing out faster than that, then you could get a replacement set for free or a discounted set of tires. 

Road Hazard

The manufacturer may also offer limited road hazard coverage for a certain amount of mileage and tread depth. This is to prevent the need to replace a brand new tire, rather than one that is already on its last legs. For example, your road hazard may only cover damage if you've used less than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth or the first 5,000 miles. 

Your tire shop may offer you additional road hazard protection, which covers you against a variety of different problems that can cause the need to purchase new tires. You'll typically find that the covered problems are accidents that are not related to negligence, such as running over a nail in the road that causes a puncture in your tire. 

The difference between purchasing road hazard and manufacturer road hazard is that you are going to get more mileage and tread depth out of your tire. This gives you even more coverage from problems that are out of your control.

If it is discovered that you did something that was negligent that caused the problem, then you may void the terms of your road hazard coverage. For example, you may have run over a curb with your vehicle or got into a car accident. 

Looking for more information about a new tire warranty and road hazard? Reach out to a tire shop to learn what is covered and what isn't.